kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess for the market that they were going after, it is a good beer. I’ll take the Alpha King. Sweet flavor, nice balance
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-colored and not much head. A mild ale is supposed to be pleasantly drinkable, without much complexity, as I see it. This beer is somewhat indistinguishable from an ordinary ale and didn’t come across as all that mild. I expected more thinness and perhaps less malt. Either way, the flavor was a touch sweet and the alcohol was totally hidden.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A nice mild taste to this smooth drinking, if a little too thin beer.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very enjoyable beer. Nice balanced flavor and aroma.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like many, I’ve never tasted the authentic milds they serve in England. And of those who’ve tasted them, I think only Roger Protz and some 70 year old Manchester proles like them much. However, if English milds are like this, then most of us are really missing out. This beer certainly has a lighter body than the average US Amber Ale, but is packed with floral and fruit flavors and a wonderful aroma that are found in the best west coast ales. A good go-to beer for the refrigerator. If anyone remembers Dock Street Amber Ale circa 1992 (when Dock Street was actually good), this one tastes just like it.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this beer had surprising good flavor, very creamy and a bit under-carbed, not bad for a ’mild’ ale. what the hell is a mild ale anyway?
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild yes, but they got it right when they named it mild. Mild isn’t really my style, but it is an interesting beer anyway. This beer tastes like my Old Buddy T.Totty’s first few tries at homebrewing, they were ok, but not what we really wanted.Carmel flavor, I am just glad I bought two of these not a six pack. Needs more carbonation.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minimal head, quite sweet, metallic nose, light hops, too thin on flavor for my tastes.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was a medium amber color and formed a nice white head that left some lace. There was definate aroma hops, but not overpowering, and also of malt. The taste of caramel whic gave it some slight sweetness, as well as the hops and malt were present. Definate hops prescense, but not again, not overpowering. A good summer beer.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly clear, medium colored beer with little head. The carbination and hops can be strong, and produce an interesting sensation on the tongue. Some hints of caramel, and fruit. A good mild Ale brew.