Brewed by Elgoods Brewery
Style: Mild Ale
Wisbech, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Pasteurised bottle. Also available on keg as Old Smoothie Mild.
NOTE: Ratings for the cask version should not be posted here; it has a separate listing.
A traditional dark mild at 3.6% abv. The beer is well balanced with a full roast flavour. The use of Crystal malt and Roast Barley give a deep underlying characteristic flavour, which is balanced with Fuggles hops as the sole variety.

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john44 (3888) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown in colour. Roasted malts (caramel, hint of chocolate). Sweet roasty taste. Some fruitiness (dark fruits). Dry roasted mildly bitter finish. (2008)

samjdix (103) - - DEC 26, 2016
Not a massive fan of this. Quite thin and bitter, some roasted malty notes but nothing to write home about. Would be OK for a session.

jjsint (4545) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cherry Hinton Road. Dark brown, clear. Not a lot of head but some visible carbonation on the top. Smell of malt, some woodland berry, earthy hop. Sweet chocolatey taste with a slight fruity bitterness at the end. Slight body. A pretty good mild.

ManVsBeer (13899) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose, Stevenage. Very dark with next to no head. Mild with its lightly sweetened dark malts in its taste, with a few roasted ones available in its nose.

daniele (11460) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2015
bottle quasi scura riflessi rubino discreta schiuma media persistenza leggeri sentoti tostati lupolatura contenuta discreta secchezza poco corpo leggero sottobosco

dogbomb (1307) - ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a very thin fading light brown head. Nose is licorice and then light hoppy grass notes. Bit of licorice in the mouth, but ultimately quite thin. Finishes with a metallic zing, but nothing lasting and memorable.

peponi (2378) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Aroma: dark malts, coffee. Appearance: clear black color, beige head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted dark malts, coffee with milk, quite dry. Palate: low body and low carbonation. Overall: quite nice black mild.

POLK (2214) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Chestnut thin ale with a little foam. Light aroma of caramel. Slightly bitter thin and dull caramel flavor.

Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 29, 2014
Pours a very very dark brown with a white creamy head. Nice caramel malt smell. Good taste too.

sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Lovely dark brown appearance with a creamy coffee head. Nice floral/roasted malt smell and initial taste, but hints of tobacco and roasted coffee quickly disappear. Like a porter-lite in every way. Very sessionable. Don’t have it too cold.

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