Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Mild Ale
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Filtered, pasteurised and kegged. Reduced to 2.8% in 2012. Had previously been brewed at various strengths ranging from 3.0% to 3.7%. Dates and details of ABV changes unknown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2013
On tap @ the Cramond Inn. Pours opaque black with just a hint of chestnut towards the bottom of the glass. The nose has soggy bean flakes. The taste has mild chocolate and nuts. The palate is surprisingly medium bodied and creamy in texture despite the low alcohol level. Overall a lovely mild with a surprisingly good body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (8678) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Disappointing mild which is crisp, but only as its lacks character and flavour. Keeps a nice head though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2012
Keg (Wortley Almshouses, Peterborough)
Dark, huge keggy beige head. Slightly sour aroma. Dark malts. Taste is more caramelly, but has an OK roast. Watery, but refreshing. Milky in places. A bit like some breakfast cereal. A bit chemical in places. Ice cream?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2012
Cask at The Cramond Inn. Dark Brown with a cream head. Thin and basically pointless. A driving beer. Some people like this sort of thing apparently. I concur with Mikey. Tastes like a watered down bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2012
A thin brown beer. Very little aroma and taste. Tastes like a watered down bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8950) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
half a pint. Creamy odd white head. Clear deep dark pour. Nice mild!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013
Keg @ Doocot, Edinburgh [280513]
Had this a few times at the Doocot - today it was quite chocolately, nice dark sweet malts - I just want more of that malt flavour but itís 2.8% - Iím upping the taste to 7 as I keep going back to it. It does vary though - seemed to be fresh this time 3 > 3.3

Keg @ The Angel Inn, Leeds 2.8%
Very dark chestnut brown, clear, creamy off white head, good lacing
Aroma - no aroma as served cold, as warmed up hint of roasted malt but little aroma
Taste - roasted malt, touch of coffee, roast grain, soft bitter, hint of chocolate, pretty good flavour for 2.8%
Palate - thin to medium body, medium carb, bit watery due to low abv....light bitter roast on palate. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - one of the best beers Iíve had at 2.8%, did try at another pub where it was awful so needs to be fresh. Also 68p for a half is super cheap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1822) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Keg at the Hansom Cab, York. Medium tan head. Black body. Fruity, kola, sulphur, nutty, caramel. Bittersweet with a bittersweet finish. Fizzy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorgeLee (1758) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
Tap at Sinclairís, Manchester. Dark brown mild with big thick head. A bit thin, taste is malty but the combination of freezing temperature and nitro pump didnít help. Itís very drinkable, especially given low strength, but could do with a bit more flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2010
Cask or tap at Cramond Inn, Cramond, Scotland, at only 3% if I recall correctly. Deep dark brown to black colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, nuts, light tart, grapes. Flavour of light roasted malts, light fruity, a bit earthy, light tart, dark fruits, light bitter finish. Light bodied, watery.

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