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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7253) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2008
Fragile, off-white head over a very dark body. Light aroma of roasted malts. Bittersweet and nutty flavoured malts. Dry and flat palate. Quite flavoursome and drinkable mild ale (cask at GBBF, 09.08.2008).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3481) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2008
Cask in the Magpie & Crown, Brentford. A beautiful looking pint, deep red-black, with a thin head that lasted surprisingly long and laced the glass well. A sweet malty nose was followed by a full body with prune and dry roasty flavours, and then a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Deeo amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, wood, some dark fruits, fudge and mild notes of coffee. Flavour is wood, dark fruits, some flowery hops and a bit grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Medium brown with the soft mild palate and light weight you’d expect. Good nutty malt taste with some hints of alcohol coming through. A very nice mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Dark reddish brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor with caramel, toasted, fruits and hoppy notes towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
Cask (GBBF 2008) - Dark brown in colour. Slightly sour aroma with some roasted notes. and malt. Nice and smooth taste with some fruity and roasted elements.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12969) - 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 (40503) - 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)

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