Nocturne (1973) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Horse Brass, PDX. Hazy gold shade with a short white head. Hard to recall coming across a mild this shade back home. Amnesia’s attempt is characterised by grapefruit and caramel tones. Definitely far removed from the darker, maltier milds back home, but pleasant in its own way.
after4ever (8018) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at sb. Pours a clear golden dark amber with a loose white head. Lots of sheeting lace. Toasty rich biscuity crackery nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Malty rich biscuity mid palate with a long clean toasty finish. Nice and light and balanced and drinkable.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild ales are hard to review because they either A. are beyond their prime or B. are not truly a Mild ale. I was fortunate enough to try this at the Brave Horse Tavern in Seattle. This ale poured a light and very clear copper with a very thin lace-like head. Light toffee and cracker-like biscuit was in the nose. I had to take a double-take after a few sips because this seems more like an ESB rather than a Mild ale. There was significant alcohol body, caramel-like sweetness, and bitterness. Finish was dry from excessive carbonation and this is clearly an ESB and not a classic English Mild.
troopie (2311) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Medium head, coating rather than lacing on the glass. Light malt aroma. Flavour is balanced with a bias toward the sweet malt.