raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Why are people still rating bottles of this,they are old as can be!!!! Fairly dark,golden. Nice,thick,creamy,head. Very hoppy,nutty-sweet malts,in the aroma. Substantial body,for a lighter beer. Nice fruity,nutty malt flavors with a nice,hop,finish. I was happy to taste this at the brewery,the bottles I was getting a year ago,tasted horrible,I can't imagine what they taste like now. Great,easy drinking beer that I could drink all day long.
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2005 You call this a mild ale? You call this a bitter? You call this anything? Itís really some freaking hopbomb hybrid style thatís pretty much undefineable. Itís orange colored with a huge fluffy white head. Iíve had this in bottles and on draft at the brewery, and the bottles actually resemble Alpha King... weird. Sweet wine and hop aroma, sweet white grapes are everywhere in this one. Some melon as well, very interesting, very leafy, starchy and hop-focused. Very fresh tasting, with a gritty, fresh vegetable hop flavor: a little caustic, some decent pine wood and sap characteristics. VERY hoppy and grassy... seriously I could be convinced Iím drinking Alpha King. Overall I have little complaints, I love hop orgys.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smooth & drinkable, amber in color, decent white lacy head, hoppy nose, slight hint of malt in the flavor, more-or-less very flavorless & band, lacking body, not very impressive
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery. Yellow body with light head. Watery palate. Lemon pine aroma. Sort of a piney watery taste with a lacking body. Not bad, but nothing great.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 2004 Cask @ Map Room. Oh ya, nice hoppy smell, lightly floral, lightly papery, with some honey-almond and herbal smell. Lovely hazy pear-yellow with a big foamy white head. Flavor is quite hoppy, floral and lightly bitter with the malt coming on towards the finish to balance things out. Has a wet, almost chewy texture that gives it more body despite being quite mild. Some soft fruity flavors as well. Great stuff on cask. This is about as close to an English Mild as Dark Lord, but I donít care, it was damned good.
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Nothing really special, though a fairly solid brew. I wouldn't buy it though, when I can get Alpha King for the same price. Good beer, just not great. Like the bottle says, a gentle session beer.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber, caramelly color with a nice frothy off-white head. aroma has a subdued chocolatiness and moderate caramel aroma. plenty of hops in the flavor and lots of caramel. excellent balance...very surprised by this one.
ElGaucho (2193) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My fifth Three Floyds brew was the first one I wasn't fully enamored with. I figured that a "Mild Ale" would appeal more to the average beer palate, but I'm not even sure of that. Smells aged and there is a deceptive high alcohol nose. Bourbon cask notes are also evident. Hazy with small particles; amber in color. Small, off-white head that is mostly dissipating. Good lace. Flavor is mild despite the decent aroma and appearance. This is a bland brew. Label promises a "session ale", but to me it doesn't have enough flavor for that. Decent finish but disappointing for a Three Floyds offering.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow/orange color with a fluffy white head. Honey, citrus and malt aroma. Well balanced malt and hops with citrus and honey flavors and a slight floral finish.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is a dusty honey brown with hazy particles floating around within, a one finger high head of off-white fluff builds quickly and sits long before finally fading to a thick skim always present. Minimal thin strings and spots of lace. Aroma is quite nice for a mild, cuz its mild but with a pleasant amount of strength, both a nice fresh dried and leafy hop balances well with a deep sweet bready maltyness. Nose includes nice light fruityness, kinda dull and maybe musty/old citrus with a heavy frothy barley sweetness. Reminds me of a Vienna or sweeter Red, but whatever, its a fantastic nose for a mild. Taste is mild as well but has a nice strength in its presence that seems to carry over from the aroma. Great maltyness, breadish, thick, hardy, almost chewy to a point, lightly sour of bagel dough with some nice touches of dullish fruity sweetness and notes of nuttyness and butter. Hops enter in very lightly at the finish with nice notes of dried leafyness and a perfect little blend of bittering thats a bit grassy very late in the finish. Never overbearing in any way, seems to always peak at just the right moment as to keep the mildness in both the palate and flavors but keeps its brawny demeanor. Wonderful. Feel is heavenly smooth, kinda fluffy in texture with a close to medium body and a grand easy carbonation that just floats down the gullet. I haven't had many true Mild Ales, and I'm thinking this may be over the top as far as the English versions are concerned, but with that aside this stuff blew my socks off for a Mild. Glad I picked it up, and what could possibly be the very last remnants of any Three Floyd's here in MN. (Til it gets picked up again?)