Surly Mild
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Surly Mild is a session ale brewed with pale ale, caramel and chocolate malts. Light brown in color with malt forward flavors of sweet toasted bread and cocoa are balanced by a crisp hop finish. A post holiday session ale? What’s a session ale you ask? It is a low alcohol beer packed with color and flavor, designed for a “session” of multiple servings

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3513) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
Tap at Surly. Light chocolate nose. Dark translucent brown color, thin tan head, great lacing. Light chocolate initial, very pleasant, toasty sweetness. Basically just thin choco throughout the palate, without much development. Okay. Smooth and moderate all the way. "Mild" is an understatement

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
DRAFT at Farmhouse in Chicago. Pours dark brown with moderate head. Nose is caramel and a bit of hops. Very mild taste...more chocolate and caramel...goes down way too easy. Tasty but mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fisk0028 (2) - - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
Definitely an English style ale. Not what i expected from Surly. Mild as described. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Poured on tap at Emporium. Interesting choice of style - replicating a true British session ale style. Pure malt based brown/caramel hued ale. Some english toffee notes, with minimally noticed aroma. Medium-light mouthfeel, absolutely a beer to take down midweek.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Light brown pour from draft at Clark's. Tons of off white foamy head. Nutty choclate taste. Roasty almonds. Light but good flavor for the low ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Malty aroma full of caramel. Red pour with a thin head. Full, smooth mouth feel. Taste is light with roast and caramel. Bitter finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 17, 2014
Very little aroma, maybe a little malt. Leaves your mouth with a slight lemon tartness in the aftertaste. Notes of bitter chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4026) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2014
On Draught at El Bait Shop, multiple times.
Pours a nice brownish red with a small head and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nutty & earthy in a nice mossy, woodsy, rich soil... kind of way. The roastiness is light but very well integrated. The beer is aromatic & inviting in every way.

The flavor is very nutty & rich. It’s lightly sweet but satisfyingly bitter. The roastiness is mild but ever-present. Everything is well balanced & well rounded.

Very enjoyable beer, sessionable, but at the same time very flavorful & not thin or watery in any way.
Right up my alley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
[Tap] Tried a pint of this at a recent Surly tap takeover. Pours an even brown color with a nice looking head. Aroma consists of cocoa powder, toasted grains and some caramel. Taste of toasted breads, caramel, hazelnut and earthy hops. Good lacing. Nice mouthfeel for the style. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
Milds, like the cream ale are generally boring, this one is not good amounts of bready malty goodness lightly toasted, smooth finish and nice deep color. Solid.

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