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Surrey Hills Hammer Mild

Surrey Hills Hammer Mild
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Brewed by Surrey Hills
Style: Mild Ale
Dorking, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask, Occasional;
Hammer Mild - ABV 3.8% A traditional dark mild with a wonderful malt base and mouthfeel. There are some lovely delicate hop characters present to complement the malt flavour. Very different from our other beers...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
Cask, gravity, at Luton Beer Festival í11. Very dark brown, near black, with a small off white head. Rather a sulphurous aroma.Taste has a little sourness, faint malt and dryness. My first from this brewery, and itís not a promising start, Iím afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Cask handpull, SIBA Champions Fest 2011, The Canalhouse, Nottingham. Burgundy under a fine beige top. A level of complexity above the other beers Iíve had today. Aroma; dung, cigars, dead leaves. Lots of dung. Flavour; burnt nuts, chocolate-dusted leaf matter. Slippery condition. Love a mild when itís not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (14149) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
7 Lovely rich chocolatey aroma.
4 Deep reddy brown, small head
6 Dry burntness, but well short of ashy. Some dark berries for tart sweetness too.
3 Not a simple palate, itís quite agresively sharp.
11 Too sharp to hook me as a mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 9, 2010
One of the best beers in the bar I was volunteering. Nice head and spicy features, not so watery and very dark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. A real dark colour with no real head. Plenty of malt in the aroma with hints of coffee, the taste is all malt with coffeee again with a soft finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Deep ambery brown colour with small off-white head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, chocolate, roast and some mild notes of ashes. Flavour is ashes, dark dry fruits and some mild caramel malts. A rather balanced and nice mild ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2010
scura poca schiuma naso maltao tostato cioccolato caffe in bocca maltao inizaiale ma una delicata nota luppolata finale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SmartYin (2) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010 does not count
Almost a perfect mild. Great malt taste with the darker malts being wonderfully balanced. Has plenty of body but still slips down very easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Cask at Kingston BF, 28th June 2008, with renffisch. Dark mahogany brown and still, with a dark malt and wood smoke nose. Taste is similar and the soft mouthfeel is just what you expect. Classic mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
cask @ kingston bf 08. dark chestnut, little rim. coffee, chocolate, toffee and cookie nose. Quite nutty and very quaffable stuff with light treacle notes. decent mild indeed.

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