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Spire Dark Side of the Moon

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Brewed by Spire
Style: Mild Ale
Chesterfield, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Luscious dark mild, packed with toffee malt flavour and a hint of ‘roastiness’


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5020) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Cask at the "Summer of Love" Festival at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. An opaque plum colour with a ring of white head; nutty, toasted aroma; soft pluumy taste with some well roasted malts; and an attractive sour fruit and cinder toffee finish. A great mild.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
On cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - Dark ruby, beige head. Aroma of apples, fruit vinegar, good roasty malt notes and a hint of cake fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (532) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Cask. Dark ruby pour with ever present head. Solid maltiness, with plenty of fruit to lighten things - blackberry, grape? An oddly light-drinking dark ale. Interesting one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6332) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
On tap at the cask corner, doncaster. Decent white head. Clear ruby pour. A little nutty aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1980) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Cask, The University Arms, Sheffield, UK. Mahogany colour, caramel and some raspberry aromas. Sweet then a mouth filling bitterness that is mellowed by the malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4063) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2011
Hand pulled (probably) at the Wellington, Birmingham. A bit of tobacco and thin choc here. Rather on the harsh side for a Mild I thought.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6800) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Derbyshire beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/12/10. Ruby red in colour with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish, fruity aroma with some powdered chocolate. Flavour was similar with some light bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5248) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Scotland, during the friday pubcrawl with Craig, Fin, Loz, Arjan, and later on Jan and Charlotte. Thanks for the nice afternoon guys! Chestnut colour, off white head. Aroma of butter, caramel/fudge, light roast. Flavour is butter, light fruity, fudge, light coffee. Light bodied, watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A red-brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and a bit of chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival, Day 1, August 2009. A decent ruby mild. Some nuts and slightly sharp fruit with a smattering of dusty hops. Maybe a touch of powdery chocolate. Pleasant and eminently drinkable without generating a lot of excitement.


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