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Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild

Brewed by Sarah Hughes
Style: Mild Ale
Dudley, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (374) - POLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Kolor ciemnobrunatny, klarowne. Piana niska, gesta, przybrudzona, praktycznie nie opada i mocno oblepia szklo. W aromacie w zasadzie tylko alkohol, co prawda w wydaniu sliwkowym, morelowym i rodzynkowym (ogolnie suszone owoce), ale jednak. Po chwili ujawnia sie tez lekka przyprawowosc, co sprawia, ze aromatem przypomina jakiegos biednego quadrupla. W smaku w zasadzie to samo co w aromacie, smakuje to po prostu jak jakis lzejszy quadrupel, suszone owoce, przyprawy, spora lodygowosc, takze sporo alkoholu, co prawda nie jest on piekacy i drapiacy, jedynie rozgrzewajacy i lekko kwasny, a samo piwo jest raczej gladkie i smukle, ale takie cos nie powinno miec miejsca w piwie, ktore ma zaledwie 6%, a szczegolnie wtedy, gdy nazywa sie mild. Jezeli juz, to jakis dziwnie przyprawowy old ale, lecz na pewno nie mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Cask @ Winter Beer Festival, Prince of Wales, Shrewsbury. Pours chestnut brown with a rich taste encompassing plums, fruit cake, dried fruits, spices, dark malts.. not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (926) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Light reddish brown with a bit of white head. Aroma of candy sugar, lingonberries, slight tinge of balsamic vinegar. Taste is a sweet/sour assertion of its strength, with a bitter/sour fruity finish. A tough beer to rate, as it has to be served in optimum condition to appreciate it. Drinking it in a top pub, as is my privilege tonight, helps. But even still, every sip is different, every finish reveals a slightly different shade of its character. Worth exploring for its many facets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Gravity pour at wandsworth common bf. Pours a dark red/brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, with a medicinal pepto bismol thing and caramel. Medium body, mild carbonation. It's sweet, with dark fruit, candy, a little cough medicine, rum, toffee, slight grass and light wood. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jparsons2222 (7) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Yum ! Quite swiggable for a beer festival favourite. but one cannot drink a lot of this because it has so much strength and flavour but its a really lovely change

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Cask at the pub, Leicester. Dark ruby colour (well duh). This is really nice. Not a strong aroma- a bit plummy. The taste is plums, chocolate, dark malts. You can get the alcohol on the back end. Really is a good mild. (Mild never used to be lower alcohol yadayadayada). A supper though and I only had 20 mins. You could milk this for a long time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Dark ruby in colour with a thin head. It’s strength is just about evident and it has a small sweet character. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dogen (32) - ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Words cannot describe. The finger is not the moon. Draught at the Holy, Etruria. A pint of liquid Christmas pudding. Delicious. Overpowering nose, mouthfeel, taste... A near religious experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On cask at the Old Silk Mill (Derby)
This was a special festival beer on cask in late July. Looking at the ratings before I ordered I knew it would be worth a half pint. The results did not disappoint - this might be one of the best milds and proof that not everything "mild" has to be a watery 3.6% mess.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep black base keeps a rosy red edge like flat cola. Plums, chocolate, truffles, and dry black coffee share the stage like a team of well coordinated actors.

Flavor / Palate - The melted chocolate texture is rich with flavors. Starting with red licorice a wave of bittersweet tea and malts carry into the smooth velvety finish. This is a bit like a light dessert in a glass. If you’ve only got time to try to one mild in the UK this one would be worth it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - OCT 31, 2014
Gravity cask at Le Gothique. Dark brown, hazy, small bubbly white head. Aroma is toffee. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is mild, hardly any bitterness, soft malts, date. Average.

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