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West Berkshire Maggs Mild

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Brewed by West Berkshire Brewery
Style: Mild Ale
Thatcham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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A traditional style, deliciously dark mild. Full of roast malt flavours coupled with a smooth mouth feel and gentle sweetness.

Winner of 16 national awards including Silver Medal Winner at CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 2013 (Mild) London and SE.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Cask. Pours black in color with a bubbly tan head. Roasted malts and coffee notes in aroma. Dark chocolate too. Roasted notes and salty licorice in taste. Dried dark fruityness later on. Good drinkability. Dash of bitter chocolate in the end.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vladivostok (312) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
A proper mild. Dark, sweet and full of caramel and toffee flavours, not a wishy-washy stout like so many are today. Little aroma and not much hop flavour but thatís how itís supposed to be. I have to say that the rather rigid scoring system on this site works against beers of this type getting high marks. Milds donít have much aroma so technically I should have given it a 4 or something but I felt the overall score should be at least 4/5 so Iíve cheated and bumped up the aroma mark.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
localbeerdrinker (8) - - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
You donít see a lot of milds around so itís really good to find one on tap at the local and a great example of this style of ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3010) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Cask at the Magpie, deep dark brown with a clinging coarse head, aromas of coffee and sour plum, full bodied and chocolatey, with roasty malt, hints of dry plumminess and an interesting lightly sour dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3949) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at a pub in Oxford but under the name Mags Magnificent Mild. Chocolate and toffee on the nose. Similar taste, but also malty with caramel. Light roasted bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Opaque almost violet hue to this dark beer. Raisins and port. A little sweet but some bittering hops make a drinkable pint.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1377) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Cask at the Harp WC2. Dark brown colour, fairly minimal head. A good mild, chewy malt, some licorice and caramel. Modest hop but enough to keep it balanced, certainly not over sweet. A nice pint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5818) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Cask (Watership Down, Freefolk) - Black in colour. Cocoa, malt and liquorice in the aroma. Roasted malt, blackcurrant and liquorice in the taste taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Gravity dispense at the 1st Runnymede Beer Festival - 08/09/12. Dark cola brown colour with a thin tan head. Toffee, malts and nut on the nose. Tastes of toffee, raisens, caramel. Medium bodied and moderate levels of carbonation. Good tasting well made mild.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Babington Arms, 11-13 Babington Lane, Derby, Derbyshire England DE1 1TA.

[ As West Berkshire Maggs Mild ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, mild coffee, dark berry notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100117]


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