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


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19347) - 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 (2335) - 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 (12953) - 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 (23333) - 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 (7958) - 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 (11341) - 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 (4205) - 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 (25464) - 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 (2421) - 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.

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