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


on tap

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shridd (1) - ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2003 does not count
Definitely the world's best beer... very little to fault ever...brewed on my door step. Would have more if it wasn't for stupid drink/driving laws...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2003
(cask at RFD) deep brown. Very little head (as you would expect from a cask ale). Very smooth full flavors--malt and dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Cask at the RAF 2003: Red cedar with a very small off white head. . . Huge dark cabernet aroma. . . Solid malt flavour with a nice mixture of spices. . . Finish is slightly sour, but there is some nice lingering sweet caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Deep reddish-brown, purple. A bit of sourness in the nose, but notes of grapes and alcohol. Vinegar on my tongue, but a more relaxed and ale-like aftertaste. Too sour too soon for me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Cask at the RAF. Dark brown color. Really thought this tasted like a thinner red wine. Same type of darkish grape, plum, fruit with a bit of sour/bitter to round it out. Fairly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Cask at RAF. I can't imagine a mild ale with more flavor, although this ale is hardly mild at 58 OG. Esters and diacetyl are prominent but they lend a lot of flavor to this brittish classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Cask at RAF. This is what I imagine a good cask ale is like in some neighborhood pub in the UK. Dark ruby color (surprize) that was spectacularly clear. Malty, dry grains, sweet dark fruit, and just a touch of hops in the finish. A standout at the fest, at least for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Dark reddish brown, with a medium brown. sour malt aroma, taste of fruit, plums, raisins, berries with a some sourness, light bodied with a smooth slightly sour finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2003
This is one weird beer. First it overflowed the glass I poured it into...no, it exploded like a volcano while overflowing. Lots of bubble with this one. Light fruit smell. Taste starts off decent, with a taste of plums and raisins, then falls apart. There is a sour taste on the finish like wine gone bad. Not again for this guy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Strong sour aroma upon cracking the bottle. Big Tan fluffy head - deep deep ruby red in color. I really like the sour crisp yet malty flavor. Nearly stout like in finish.

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