Brewed by Banks’s (Marston’s)
Style: Mild Ale
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask: Regular.
Changed name from Original to Mild in 2010.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prawlie (1676) - Berkshire, - NOV 10, 2011
Half pint at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2011. Dark amber/brown, little or no head. Excellent sour grape aroma. Slightly sour, on a cereal/oatey base. Smells better than it tastes unfortunately. A bit dull really, but not particularly bad.

theprof (1252) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Cask. Aroma modestly malty. Pours chestnut with thin lace top. Taste has caramelized malt and soft fruits. Watery with flat carbonation and a mild (yes, I know) bitter finish.

BeardedAvenger (1131) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Cask at PoW, Farnborough. Nil aroma. Chestnut. Thin off-white head. Sweet with a bitter finish. Caramel and malts. Light bodied. Watery. Light carbonation. Low key finish. Could down a load of these in that it’s so light and low key, could then forget what you were drinking straight away.

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Crystallized sugars smother bitter hop leaves, as mineral dryness sees more cereal sweetness seal the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the shiny deep amber.
-The body is nicely soft and full.
-The finish isn’t too sweet even though the flavour profile focuses on the crystallized sugars.
-This must be very appropriate with a Sunday roast and gravy.
-This is cotton candy for adults. Not serious, but different and fun.

On cask at The London, LLandudno.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Cask at The Forge, Brierley Hill. Pours caramel brown with an off white head. Tasted dry and industrial before it settled. Some caramel, bread, OK average mild.

downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Cask-conditioned at a pub In Brierley Hill 22/11/2014. Copper coloured with a decent, beige, head. Easy drinking mild with a sweet edge and gentle finish. Fine.

Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
Tasted as Banks’s Original in 2006. Classic pale mild, although apparently classified as a bitter here, with yellowish white, refined foam and copper colour; aroma honeyish, hazelnuts, caramel and some diacetyl (buttermilk); soft and subtle sweetish, honeyish taste, creamy palate, finishing mildly bitter as expected.

davidtjm (1075) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Dark mahogany pour, small foam head, aroma is roast malts and toffee. Taste is roast malt, caramel, fairly light body and somewhat watery. Decent

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask JDW Carlisle. Low toffee aroma. Pleasant smooth chocolatey palate, malty sweet finish. Always tasty enough.

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask @ Cob and Pen, Rhyl [230314]
Dark caramel, thin beige head, good lacing
Aroma of soft caramel, light cereal malts
Taste of caramel, soft sweet toffee, slight dab of twiggy hop, touch of dark fruits, not bad for the abv
Palate - Light body, bit oily, good mouthfeel for abv. Finish of soft sweet caramel malts, soft toffee
Overall - Better than expected - but not really a mild, more a malty low abv bitter

johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Another of my rare cask tastings when my wife Glenys was driving. A light coloured mild with a gentle maltiness. Pleasant and non threatening. Pretty much what I had expected.

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