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


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular. Previously brewed at 4.0%. Also available bottled.
A dark premium mild ‘Silver medal CAMRA Winter Beer Festival 2002’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25084) - 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 (4972) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12950) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Cask@Oliver Twist
Dark brown color, good creamy beige head. Chocolaty, caramelly aroma (light hops). Chocolaty flavor with grassy hops. Medium-bodied. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
Cask Conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Dark amber to brown color. There are hints of roasted malt, both in the aroma and flavor; the mouthfeel is quite dry, the body stronger than the average, and the dominant flavor is dark chocolate. The final is chocolatey, dryish as well. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
Cask at GBBF ’09, dark brown with a large yellowish head. Just a light nose that has touches of caramal. A big mouthfeel, lots of malt with some coffee, some chocolate, and some smokiness. Impressively complex for a Mild. It is obviously in good form. I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask at the GBBF 2009. An appropriate beer for my 100th rating with it being the Champion beer at the festival this year. It’s a nice dark red beer with oak and wood chip aroma with maybe a touch of dark fruits in the background. Nice full palate and overall very well balanced. The flavours are fruity and hoppy with a lovely, long, bitter finish. Excellent and especially flavourful for a mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11258) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Brown with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with chocloate notes. Dry and fruity flavour with a roasted finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17174) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has afruity malty aroma with some nutty hints. Sweetish fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2009
500ml bottle. Dark chestnut in colour with some reddish undertones. Big, but short-lived, tan head and plenty of carbonation. Aroma of blackcurrants, sweetish doughy malt and hazelnuts. Flavour was also sweet, with lots of berry fruit, some roastiness and a soft, bitter finish. Very drinkable.

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