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West Berkshire Maggs Mild

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Cask at the Alehouse - Reading. Pours deep brown-black with a thick, foamy beige head. Toasted dark sugars in the nose, some cocoa, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, a little sugary, with more dark fruits, plum, raisin, bread, chocolate. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Sweet finish with prominent dark malts, ripe dark fruits, berries, rich bread, mellow cocoa, ash. Nice mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (733) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Draught. Aroma is quite much nuts, roasted malt, a bit of coffee. Light bitterness. Smooth. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Cask at Queens Head, Wokingham, 27th July 15. Dark copper brown, aroma is malty, sweet. Taste is fairly complex, lots of sweet malts, bready slight liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
500ml bottle at home as ’West Berkshire Maggs’ Magnificent Mild’ BB Feb 2016, 3.8%. Black, decent foamy tan head, no lacing. Aroma is dates, cola, blackcurrant, soft background roast. Body is soft and foamy. Taste is soft roast, dark chocolate, toast, flat cola, raisin, dry with some metallics. Multifaceted, keeps you interested. Very good example of the style, and I will certainly revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit, slight sweetness. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Cask @ the glorious Sloaney Pony. Deep brown with red highlights. Tight off white head. Brown bread and caramel. Toasted nuts. Coffee creams. Rich nutty character. Taste has a slightly biting acidic red apple skin note. Leafy bitterness. Burnt brown toast. Nutella spread and plums. Very well rounded. Absolutely superb conditioning. Wonderful soft texture. I miss this kind of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3505) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vladivostok (446) - 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 that’s how it’s 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 don’t 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 I’ve cheated and bumped up the aroma mark.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4143) - 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.

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