Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
On tap at Bear Republic in August 2009.
Poured a nice amber caramel with a nice off-white head. A bit of lacing on the way down. Overall, a pretty nice smell, but a little bit lacking, even for how small the beer is. Smells a bit fruity with a few dark sugars. The flavor is an improvement with a little bit more of the yeast coming through in addition to the caramel, toffee, and slight dark fruit presence. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but overall drinkability was good. A nice beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-16-2010 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
In short: A well done true english style leafy dark Mild/Bitter Ale. Good beer.Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2010
How: Tap at Red Bones, Boston
The look: Partly cloudy amber body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Light but pleasant nose with leafy hops. Body is soft and lean but not watery. Taste of bread crust, grainy cereals bringing a forest floor character, dry tree leafs, some raisins. A generous amount of leafy hops. Finish is moderately bitter with a nice light dirty dryness. This is pretty much what I expect from a good dark Mild Ale. Actually I have been served Bitters in England that tasted just like this. A beer like this should only be served cask conditioned. A pretty decent session beer if you ask me. Seeing the low ratings average on ratebeer for a 3.2% Mile Ale was as shocking as finding that my mother is not a virgin.
GABF 2009. Pours a medium copper, clear, thin white head. Aroma is nutty, earthy light roast, some nutty chocolate, toast, light dirt, and grassy hops. Flavor is herbal, caramel and toffee sweetness, light fruit, nuts and hay with grass. Pretty smooth. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
On tap for the RBSG 009, thanks again to the fantastic hospitality shown by Bear Republic.
Hoppy, dry dark amber pour, this is pretty nice for 3.2 abv.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours hazy dark reddish golden with a thin white head. Very light in nose and flavor with mostly mild grain and subtle malt.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Poured dark amber,@ brewery, simple, thin, malty, caramel, hoppy, just OK. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
(Draught) Pours a brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of roastiness, grass, floral, earth, and raisins. Flavor of earth, grass, nuts, and roasted malt with a creamy mouthfeel and a moderately bitter finish. alexsdad06 (10415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft sample @ brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma is weaker and is slightly roasted grains, earthy, floral, and lightly fruity. The flavor is more of the same; grainy malts, earthy, floral, light fruits, with a decent level of bitterness in the finish for 3.2%. Light-medium bodied and a decent break in between some of the bigger beers. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Draught at the brewpub during RBSG. Dark amber with a medium-sized head. caramel and fresh bread aroma. flavors of caramel, spicy bread, and strong piney bitterness. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Seemed a bit too over-hopped for a mild, and lacked the malt to stand up to the bitterness yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy golden reddish with a small tan head. Vague roasted malt aroma. Light breadish note. Roasted malt and light fruity hops note. Medium bitter and slight fruity into the far finish. Simple and easy.