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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
English Mild Ale is an obscure, old-fashioned brew. In England they say itís quickly dying-out with the old-timers who drank it. Thereís not much we can do about the situation over there, but weíre campaigning hard to raise awareness of this delicious table-strength beer on our side of the pond. Thereís nothing much ďmildĒ about it, the term originally referred to fresh ale, as opposed to the aged, sour stuff. Check-out all the complex layers crammed into an unassuming session ale: aromas and flavours of husky cereal grains, freshly-baked brown bread and almost burnt toast, nutty, biscuity, caramelly, faint roastiness, earthy and citrusy English hops, distinctive fruity ale yeast esters. Well-rounded and almost chewy mouthfeel, yet somehow still a crisp and light impression, with hints of mineral water drawn from Old World artesian wells. Great aftertaste too, richer as it warms. You wonít find a fresher example of the style, so please, spread the word! If it doesnít catch on like it did in 18th-Century England, Iíll eat my rotary phone. Note: I will not eat my phone.

COLOUR: A mostly-clear, deep reddish-copper color with persistent white foam and lace
BJCP STYLE: 11A. English Brown Ale: Mild
NOTABLE INGREDIENTS: Authentic UK Pale, Crystal, Amber, and Black Malts. UK hops and ale yeast too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Thanks to Grownfool for the howler. Very good mild ale. Full flavor but still low strenght, slightly roasted flavor, smooth somewhat slipper mouth feel. very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Imperial Pint at the Brewery in St Louis, Missouri. The pour is a hazed brown golden copper with a small off white head. Pretty lace coats the glass as the beer drinks down. The aroma is toasty caramel, nut malt and soft floral. The taste is the fresh clean nut and malt sweetness of the nose, along with a pleasant bit of caramel upfront and finishes dry with clean floral. Very clear expressions of the flavors and nice integration. The palate is light bodied with soft natural carbonation and the clean finish. Super drinkable, this was really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2015
Dark brown. Thin head. Very light body. Sweet. Malty. Tasted at Tony Bís bachelor party.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (1038) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brownish-red with a off white head. Taste malt, bread, a little nutty. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Civil Life is about session beers I think. So this will fit the bill if your interested in session beers. Craft beer has become like cell phones... you find value in discovering what u like through the many brands available. So to generally critique a brand/type of beer is more subjective than ever because its probably good but just not to a critics particular tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1744) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a slightly hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aromais caramel and bread. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits and crackers. Nice, simple and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Deep brown and red. Nan off white thin layer. I smell grasdy hops and bready malts. Fairly rich malts are tasted first and they bring dry chocolate and bread. Hops are soft and add some bitterness and fruit. Gentle and subtle. Very nice and surprisingly bold. I love the 3.9% alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 Tasted on tap at brewpub in a nonic half-pint glass. It poured a mostly-clear, deep reddish-copper color with thin but persistent white head. Aromas of husky cereal grains, freshly-baked bread and dark toast, earthy and citrusy English hops, distinctive ale yeast esters. Excellent true-to-style English mild flavors too: toasty again and mildly roasty, nutty, biscuity, brown bread, fruit cake, chocolate milk, nutty toffee. Medium-heavy body, in the sense of pleasant residual sweetness and chewy mouthfeel, but it also gave a crisp and light impression. Somehow smooth and creamy, but with a simultaneously chalky essence of suspended yeast and mineral-water. Long-lasting multi-layered aftertaste. This is a style Iíve been researching and hunting-down for awhile; Iím confident this is my freshest and most authentic example yet. Loved it, Iím coming back soon for a growler. UPDATE: Iíve had this several more times, and Iíve just gotta raise my already high rating. Accuse me of a hometown bias, if you must, but this is a masterpiece of a beer, one of my favorites ever. So incredibly complex in an unassuming way. I canít get enough!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On cask at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with a sturdy tan head. The aroma has toffee, caramel, bread and a nice smoothness to the toast. It has a medium body with soft lush carbonation. The flavor begins with traits of the aroma, but much drier and has some cracker and crusty bread. This offsets the caramel and toffee traits for a pleasantness. There is also a bit of roasted nuts. The finish has some mineral traits and a bit of aspirin, but it seems to work for this in the big picture. Really nice mild ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Half-pint at the brewpub, served in a small nonic glass. Pours an amber-hued brown, somewhat cloudy at first, with a finger of off-white head that dissipates into a film and ring. The aroma has a nice toasty, nutty character, and so does the flavor. Just a slight hint of caramel/brown sugar sweetness, but really just toasty, nutty, a little earthy, and mellow the whole way through. This one is really smooth. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Great mild ale.

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