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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2803) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark ruby brown beer with a residual head. Aroma is faint roasted malts and a touch of berries. Taste is berries, some chocolate and coffee, a hint of plum and some sweetish malts. Very nicely balanced beer, never overpowering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2157) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle bier huis ossett. A great dark ruby red colour no head. A coffee chocolate aroma. Very smooth feel. Slight chocolate nutty taste with a bitter finish. A good beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Tasty, quite sweet. Not much aroma but good flavour, some iron, with a sweet malt, cherry almost overlay. Dark appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1870) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Deep ruby beer with thin cream head. Lovely chewy toffee apple flavour. Nice bitter sweet finish. An excellent example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1531) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark brown ruby colour, foam beige head and aroma of toffee, chocolate & raisins. Taste is sweetish malty with biscuit, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits and coffeeish light bitterness. Smooth, medium bodied, soft carbonation, roasted earthy finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
(Cask): Dark brown, ruby tinges with a creamy tan head. Toffee, chocolate and nut aroma. Chocolate, toffee, nuts, malt and slight hints of dark fruit in the tasting. Very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2508) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2013
Hand pump at The Bankers Draft in Sheffield. Darker brown coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Roasted malty aroma. Flat palate. Finish is roasted spicy bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (812) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Ruby brown in colour, with a decent off white head. Chocolate, caramel, malt and raisin aroma. Good body, minimal carbonation. This is a rich and warming mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3985) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2013
chestnut color. Lots of toffee chocolate and treacles in the nose. The mouth shows toffee, a touch of nutiness and chocolate note with dark fruit. Light malty. Enjoyable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
Medium creamy beige lasting head. Clear deep dark barely translucent brown body. Faint dusty caramelly aroma with wooden notes. Sweet fruity caramelly taste with dusty floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, flat, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish roasty caramelly aftertaste with dusty wooden notes. Subtle and highly drinkable. (0.284l cask, The Blue Bell, York.)

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