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Brewed by Salopian
Style: Mild Ale
Shrewsbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - May.

A contemporary twist on a mild, a dark opulence with a soft bitterness and toasty malts that delves into an ethereal crescendo of passion fruit, citrus and pine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3185) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Hand-pulled half-pint during the 34th Telford Beer Festival at the Crown Inn, Oakengates on 4 May 2013. Ruby to dark brown body with an off-white head. Coffee and dark chocolate esters hit your nose and these follow on into the taste, this is a lovely malty yet dry tasting Mild. It has a bitter finish but not overly so: I found it most enjoyable, it is a long way from the old Milds that used to be seen all over the UK, this had more body and flavour thoughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Cask gravity, The Crown Summer BF, Nuneaton, 01/06/12. Mahogany fringed with copper; brief beige head. Blackcurrant dusted with carbon aroma. Arresting, burnt dried curry leaf, blackcurrant taste; slight perfume, grapefruit. Roasted nut afters. Soapy and pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5924) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol 25/05/2012. Deep brown with a slight, off-white head. Big, citrus hop and car male aroma. Flavour had some slightly bread malts, caramel and plenty of fruit, before a dry finish. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Market Porter London 16/05/12. Called a mild on the Salopian website but this way too hoppy. Their tweet to me agreed that itís not really a mild, more a low ABV BIPA. Weíll leave it here as a mild but itís stylistically impossible to place. Whatever it is though, itís lovely. It is a dark mahogany coloured beer verging on black with an off-white head and lacing. Itís very very fruity and hoppy. Sweet malts. Berries and boozy. A great length of big fruity hops. Chocolate and lots of late bitterness. Superb. Iíve had some great Salopian beers obviously, but interestingly two of the best were in The Market Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
cask at the horse and jockey ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... deep dark roast light charcoal nose ... way too bitter front ... ark wooody chocolate ... quite a massive hop ... but way way to bitter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark Brown with off white head. Hoppy bright beer, bittersweet, fruity, hints of toffee. Leafy hops, lasting on the palate. Good beer.


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