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


on tap

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - 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 (8070) - 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 (1196) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2009 Cask conditioned at GBBF 06. Dark brown with ruby hue, light head. A good complex fruity malty mild, with a decent body if somewhat short on the finish. As with most beer at GBBF, not in great condition, but the quality can be detected in the dark fruitiness.
Re Rate at The Judges Lodgings, York Sept 09, York. Full, fruity and very tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 8, 2006
VEry dark, with red spots, that is nice, the foam was good and the taste of malt as just the thing I like in these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2006
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is dark ruby, with foamy head. Nose is malty, fruity with wild berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), dark fruit and nuts. Taste is somewhat roasted and fruity with blackberries, blueberries and a bitter finish, hints of port wine. Very balanced, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2006
Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Now this is one of my fav milds. It is, however, a bit difficult to rate in the sence that there is nothing special to it. Just very well balanced tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and a hint of hops and vineous sourness. This is a case of the sum is far more than its parts. A top notch session mild. If I were to rate this on a scale 1-5 overall impression only it would certainly become a 5.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2006
Handpump, The Market Porter: Dark ruby as the name suggests. Really earthy, fruity aroma with some slight roasty notes and a touch of wineyness. Dark fruity flavours with a chalky roast mouthfeel. The fruits come out as port-like, and there are some quite prominant hop flavours as well. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 27/08/2001 Dark red coloured fruity and malty. Roast finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Queens Arms, Manchester 02/12/2001 Dark coloured with blackcurrant fruit flavour. Some roast malt and a smooth hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008 Fruity aroma. Mid brown coloured fruity floral and a little rich on the palate. Some dryness and bitterness in a crisp and dry finish. 4. Cask Handpump at Northwich Victoria FC Marstons Arena, Wincham 12/06/2010 Some hop and malt aromas. Mid brown coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate with a hint of dryness in a full malt finish.

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