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


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1811) - 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 (7056) - 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 (14478) - 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 (23851) - 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 (11539) - 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 (10801) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36071) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is light roasted and light spiced. Flavoured is malty and light fruity with a light fruity note. Roasted and light fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a clear brown with an orange hue and an off-white hue. Rustic, woody "Old Ale" aroma. Medium body, skewed maltiness, nutty. Rather hoppy finish. 231109

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in ’Spoons BF ’09. Dark brown with a small off white head. Buttery aroma. Taste is thin oily malt with background hints of ashtray and treacle tart. Slight bitterness. Quite nice, but I’m not as ecstatic as the GBBF judges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2009
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. The aromas of chocolate, toffee and caramel. Dryish flavor with chocolate, nuts, caramel and leather. Light body. Aroma promises more.

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