overall
66
89
style
Brewed by Beartown
Style: Mild Ale
Congleton, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned by Leek Brewery.
Extremely smooth strong dark ruby mild. Subtle roast and malt flavours fill the taste, with a mellow sweetish finish.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11475) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at The Great Spoon of Ilford (JDW), Ilford, England.
Dark reddish brown (almost black) colour with small frothy tan head. Dark hops, dark fruitiness and plum in aroma. Delicious dark fruits, dark hops, grain and toasted malt in flavour. Thinnish but otherwise nice Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a lovely, rich ruby-brown with a creamy, light beige cap. Nose holds underripe berries and just hints of roasted malts. Lightly sweet flavor, some dark fruits, a little burnt toast. Light in body with fine carbonation. Finish has some woody notes, bit of sugar and subtle roast. Easy drinking, alright beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (3019) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013
Cask @ JDW Elgin [090611]
Dark ruby brown, clear, dense off white head, some lacing
Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, plums, dark sugars, lots of red fruits, jammy plum fruits
Taste of fruity dark malts, plum and redcurrant jam, dab of blackcurrant, slight earthy malt, some bitter english hedgerow hop in background
Palate - Medium body, quite smooth, quite sweet dark plummy malts. Finish as main flavour, slightly dry
Overall - Far better than before

Cask at Wetherspoon, Elgin [051111] . 7/4/4/2/8 Very dark brown beer, white head, slight aroma of bread. Medium body, slightly creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Fruity initial flavour with stout roasted malt....seems to be a muddle of a stout and a ruby red rich fruity bitter....very long sour, dry, astringent, almost metallic finish. At the first couple of sips it was around the 75 mark, but the aggressive sharp sour finish overwhelms the taste (especially the sides of the tongue) to such an extent I couldnt finish it.....so drops to around the 40 mark. Perhaps a dodgy brew?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14353) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a sweet malty mild, sweeter than I perhaps enjoy. Slightly on the thin side, some nuttiness perhaps. Not bad drinking though, so reasonable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Pours deep chery red brown with off white head. Aroma is malty, fruity rasberry and a bit sour. Flavor is sour with berries and fruits, like a gueuze. Palate feel is acidy sour, slightly flat. Finishes first sour acidy turning into tart hoppy aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt as well as vegetables, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (24303) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
8th July 2008. Black beer. Slightly sour with a hoppy finish. Dark malt. Dry. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4565) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2009
Cask @ 3 Judges. Dark ruby red - brown colour, tan head. Aroma has hints of toasted malts. Flavour of toasted malts and fruits. Bitter and dry. Sharp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
Cask @ The Manchester & County, JDW. Manchester M1. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweetish roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a sweetish roasted malty caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8524) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol, 14/04/09. Dark brown in colour with reddish undertones. Big red fruit aroma, with some dark chocolate. Flavour was sweetish, with some more fruit, roasted malts and a soft, vaguely bitter finish. Ok.


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