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


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12128) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Cask at The Market Porter, London. Aroma of roasted malt with fruit hints. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with fruit hop. Color is dark brown with garnet hilites. Finish is a little dusty, woody, malty with delicious darker fruits. Really delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2008
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear dark ruby brown colour with a rich creamy lasting tan-coloured foam. Malty aroma of nuts, raisins and milky chocolate. Light-bodied yet packed with flavours of dark berries, nutshells, fudge, mild oranges and raisins. Long malty finish of cocoa powder and berries. Good mild!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wenlock Arms, Islington, London N1, UK. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light coffee, light hoppy, orange, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. (Malt bitter) Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (311207)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16769) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... deep black ... roast malt nose ... well balanced sweet fruity roast malts with good depth. 3.7
Tk2 ... Cask at GBBF 08 ... deep brown ... light sweet malt nose ... sweet fruity roast malt.3.7 ... Nice to see an almost identical rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2007 - This was a nice, very drinkable little mild. A little stronger than a standard mild and was good for it. Not too sweet, which I liked and hints of hop and a bitter aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10230) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
Cask (Peterborough Beer Festival 2004) Rich brown, little head. Sweet roasted malts on the nose, rather like the other dozen milds I’d had that day - so this one didn’t stand out as being great. Graininess in the body, maybe biscuityness. Competent mild, not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2007
Three Judges. Aroma is biscuity caramalt, completly malty. Taste is similar, a good effort at a ruby mild indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8701) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2006
Cask, Peterborough Fest 06. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy and sweet with brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Flavours are sweet and sugary with toasty malts. Some caramel with weetabix. Quite light but tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2006
Gravity, Peterborough Beer Festival 2006. Ruby with no head. Chocolate scent. Very hoppy, quite bitter. Hint of orange in the mouth. Very nice, but spoilt by a flat and watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 25, 2006
Cask, Peterborough BF 06. Dark ruby, nearly no head. Bitter malt / hop combination. Sour cream. Carbonated mouthfeel, watery thin taste. Burnt malt, lasting dry bitterness. Hides quite a high strength for a mild well.

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