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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Mild ales rose to popularity in the 1800s as the refreshing brew of choice for English railway laborers. This modern mild, a smooth, sweet, malty brew with a hint of ruby color, is still a satisfying choice for the end of a long day.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (339) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a clear, amber body with an inch of light beige suds. Heads steadily settles, leaving a thin ring and some flecks of lace here and there. Smells like toasted bread with a slight fruitiness, maybe cherry. Malty sweetness with a hint of bitterness at all. Perhaps a slightly sour finish, but mostly clean with an herbal "flatness." Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery soft mouthfeel. Similar is some ways to the Boston Lager, but richer. A nice beer. Balance, drinkable while remaining rather full-bodied.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - SEP 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-30-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a copper color with a little bit of a reddish hue. Upon pouring there is a small off white fizzy head. The head fades rather rapidly, leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is biggest of a nutty and lightly roasted aroma. Other aromas of biscuit and crackers as well as some earthy and toffee smell are there as well. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and fruity taste with some flavors of cherry and apple. Other flavors of a bready nature are present upfront blending with the sweeter flavors to create a base taste for the brew. As the taste advances some light nuttiness comes to the tongue as well as some tartness and a bit of a cracker taste. At the end a little bit of earthiness comes to the tongue leaving an overall rather sweet and malty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and suit well the sweet and malty flavors of the brew. Overall – A rather malty and sweet brew that still maintains an easy drinking style. A rather enjoyable brew overall.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Mild is right. Nothing bad, but nothing at all stands out. Lawnmower beer for sure, but only in a mixer? I’d prefer an ALL DAY IPA or a handful of other more creative light abv beers to this. Lightly sweet and malty, copper color, has a hint of tart and a hint of bitter in the finish. A little more watery in the body than a 5.6% beer needs to be."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Quite interesting. A little bit nutty and very thick in features. Not so strong and ejjoyable it was.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
cafgen (134) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Nice creamy/tan head that disapears slowly. Light amber/ruby color with a nice aroma. Light caramel smell, bread and light hops. Definitely one Of my favorites sam adams beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle:   Biscuity and malty, bready, soft sweetness, a little mealy.   A bit bigger than your average Mild Ale.   Looks good, good body, but a little mealy.   If you like big mealy and biscuit beers, this one is for you.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Good lasting head. Leaves streaking and clumpy lace. Clear, dirty copper. Quite mild in aroma. Caramel but dry smell. No notable hop to the nose. The caramel tastes darker than the smell, almost treacle-like. Surprising hop bitterness. Decent body, low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours a beautiful ruby color, the malts and caramel flavor is nice. This is another example of Sam Adams making the "everyman" version of beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
A steady pour into my mug creates a 1/2-finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan head. The beer is a nice brown color that shows a brilliantly clear browned amber color when held up to the light. The aroma has a fruit laden smell to it backed by caramelized malt notes with a touch of roasted, nutty brown malt character to it.

The flavor is quite sweet, and along with this comes a chewy, full body for a beer of this strength; definitely a meal in a glass. There is a light bitterness, a hint of dark grain bite, and a prickly carbonation that helps to balance the sweet, caramelized malt character just a bit.

Not bad, perhaps a touch sweet at first, but I always like drinking an interpretation of a mild.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a clear ruby red (duh) and has a thin head of tiny white bubbles interspersed with larger thicker clumps of foam. Aroma is mildly sweet and a little earthy. Clean malts are very enticing. Sweet rich malts up-front with a nice clean finish. Surprisingly good. It is hard to deny the ability of Sam Adams to make a good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandon1989 (240) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a ruby color with a medium sized head. the aroma is watery and malts. the taste is malts, caramel, sorta sweet.


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