Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Mild Ale
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular. Previously brewed at 4.0%. Also available bottled.

See: Dark cherry, ruby red
Smell: Sweet, strawberries, smokey
Taste: Soft, rich, complex
A dark premium mild ‘Silver medal CAMRA Winter Beer Festival 2002’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Cask, Kings Head, Carlisle. Chocolatey and malty, with a faint toffee and nutty flavour. Some smokiness and a fine smooth finish. Worthy of it’s Supreme champion award.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnRMurdoch (3983) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 Dark chocolate aroma. Very dark brown colour with good head. Tastes of dark coffee chocolate. Sharp on palate. Not to my taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2010
BBF2010 darkest rubybrown colour . Jasmin washing powder and musk in the nose. Quite mild taste but it’s very quaffable. Bit too bitter in the end but not too bad. Average

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obadiah99 (1) - ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2009 does not count
Bottle. Very fruity on the nose, dark, semi-opaque in the glass. Considerably more body than I expected for a mild, and with good slightly spicy fruit flavour and decent length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2009
[Cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] So, champion beer of Britain eh? That’s some reputation to live up to. It all looks good at first - it pours a deep ruby-brown with a small beige head. The aroma is of cough mixture and coffee. Quite a smooth, rich mouthfeel. The flavour is at first of chocolate and ribena and all seems OK. But then pear drops and cough mixture rear their heads and it all goes a bit ugly. Although there is a touch of dusty bitterness in the finish, the cough mixture and pear drops made this too sweet and sickly for me - I enjoyed the first mouthful, but enjoyed each subsequent gulp less and less. Lots of flavour certainly, but the balance between those flavours is just not championship standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is light roasted, fruity with notes of ripe fruit like raisins. Flavour is light roasty with some chocolate and fruit. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear chocolate brown - offwhite head. Tobacco, chocolate, high malty, light sourness, ryebread, red berries, roasted, sweetness. Plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and tea. Light roasted flavour of caramel, tea and hops. Hoppy and roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
clear brown, smooth light brown head. caramel, roasted malts, toffee in the aroma flavor is caramel, roasted malts, faint toffee. nice beer, not too much toffee in the flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. Burgundy coloured. Unclear. Brownish dense head. Bread, spice, light caramel and cocoa in the aroma. Flavour of light roast, liqourice, fruits, Medium bodied. Roasty end. A bit dry but quite rough.

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