ClarkVV (3863) - 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 don’t care, it was damned good.
temporrari (380) - 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 (1489) - 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 (2161) - 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?)
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orangey amber w/ very little to no head retention of the just off white head. Light caramel malt and oxidative sherry aroma, possibly way past it's prime; also has a light fruitiness and a very faint toastiness. Bitter for a mild, or what's supposed to be a mild. I'm guessing an American version of a mild? Fruity and slightly sour, again with the sherry notes from oxidation in the flavor. Balanced to bitter, but only slightyly w/a bitter aftertaste. Light bodied w/ a carbonic acid bite, probably causing the sourness as well, and has a dry but not astringent m/f. I've had this one before but hadn't rated it until now. I remember it being much better, and having a stronger hop flavor. I'm rating this higher than I should due to that fact, and I'll re rate with a more fresh bottle again in the future. I've had English milds, and are my favorite style of session beer. IMHO, the Two Brothers Brown Fox Session Ale is a much better, more traditional version of the style from an American brewery than this one is.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golded with a frothy/creamy head. Good amounts of lacing on the glass. Hoppy and lots of citrus sweet almost tangy with the hops in the nose. Sweet citrusy and very hoppy in the taste. Medium to full bodied, easily drinkable and as you drink it definately feels lighter and less hoppy than other FFF stuff.
mribm (450) - Hurley, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle. A nice malty, slightly hoppy beer with a medium sized head. As the description states, this would make "a pleasantly gentle session ale". For a mild beer, this was a good one.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at 3F. This beer was just way too hoppy for my personal taste. It poured a small sized white head with fine-small sized bubbles that quickly dissipated. The nose was hoppy and the flavor was very bitter and very hoppy that left an aftertaste for quite a while. The mouthfeel was tingly and hoppy and it was medium bodied. There was no lacing with this beer.