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


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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’

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
themightylazza (9) - - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
Dark ruby mild, a quite pleasant nutty, fruitcake aroma. Dark fruit flavour, hintof soy sauce, a dry, lightly hopped finish. A decent stab at a ruby ale froma decent brewery, but lack of carbonation and lack of depth means a fairly average score only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Reddy mid brown coloured pour with a lasting odd white head. Aroma is nutty, light raisin, fruit cake, dried fruit. Flavour is compose of nutty, thin malts. Sweet fruits, palate is quite watery thin. Low carbonation. Meh. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (723) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Cask at Bunters Bar, Truro. A deep brown colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, some chocolate, subtle brown sugar and a little strawberry. Taste of strawberry, some cherry, chocolate, slight roasted malts, a little toast and nuts. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A chocolatey, nutty finish with a little roasted bitterness. Nice roasted, toasted, nutty flavours paired with fruit and chocolate. A great, tasty mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Not usually a fan of mild but this is outstanding for the style big frothy head dark bitter colour with a red hue tastes smooth and balanced with milk chocolate and peanuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theprof (70) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Its reputation goes before. Excellent colour with nice shading. Nuts in the scent. Malt on the tongue. A pleasing sweetness. And at a strength where one can have a second glass. Accolades deserved.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edsspoon (761) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle - chestnut brown with a bubbling brown head. Aroma of soy sauce, chocolate and hints of roasted malts. Taste of chocolate, a little coffee, hints of soy sauce and roast malts. Light body, very low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2011) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Dark ruby brown colour, with beige head. aroma has toffee, chocolate and fruit. The taste is sweet, with malt, biscuit and drak fruit. and aroma of toffee, chocolate & raisins.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
red, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, still to find a good bottled mild anywhere

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Mild fruit, a bit floral.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NonOperational (55) - ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
On cask this was an 8/10 -richly bready, sweet, nutty, smooth, nourishing. From a bottle it?s a 3/10 - thin, acrid, harsh like fruit skin. Milds and pasteurised bottling are not happy bedfellows.

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