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Brewed by Felstar
Style: Mild Ale
Dunmow, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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The Forest Mild, incidentally the true name is "Crix Forest" is 4.0%abv. The fermentation is stopped quite early to give this ale more body. It is brewed using Maris Otter malted barley with a certain amount of Crystal ,Amber and Chocolate Malt. The Barley is from East Anglia and the Hops (Bramling Cross and Fuggles) are from Kent.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2016 (Day 3), Olympia, London Aug 2016 - Very Dark Brown / Black in colour. Good foamy beige head. Very Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, caramel, liquorice. Fruity; berry fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Bittersweet roast malty fruity throughout. Dry finish. Great depth of flavour. Nice fruity Mild. Decent. (2016-08-11)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7812) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
August 2016 - Cask handpull at GBBF 2016 as Felstar Crix Forest. Black, opaque, small foamy brown head. Aroma is raspberry chocolate and caramel. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate, ashy, raspberry, dark breads. An interesting, fruity mild. (3.4)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 9, 2016
dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma is dark fruits and cocoa, roasted wood and grains. Taste is also roasty dark with vanilla cocoa and burnt wood with a lightly sweet tangy red berries finish. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, very nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14219) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. It pours near black with a medium light tan head. The aroma is fresh, rather sweet, berry, fruit compote, plum and jam. The taste is smooth, rather fruity, Eccles cake, rocky road, syrupy cola, Vimto and cacao nibs with some peppery spice in the finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A touch sweet and fruity for me perhaps, but I can understand why this is a highly rated mild. Good example of style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11596) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016 09/08/2016. A viscous dark black mahogany brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is sweet berry fruits, jammy fruits, boozy fruit cake. Flavour is composed of strawberry jammy fruits, strawberry cakey malts. Palate is sweet and viscous sticky, mellow carbonation good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3645) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Cask at the GBBF 2016. Mahogany with a thin cream head. Slightly sour chocolate aroma. The taste has sweet red fruits. Quite vinous. Different and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18924) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Cask at GBBF 16, day one, 09/08/16. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige cap. Nose is fruit cake, spice, chocolate, light roasted vibes. Taste comprises rich chocolate, liquorice, earthy red berry. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close. Solid flavoursome mild.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7311) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2016
500ml bottle. Almost black colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderatel ylacing, beige head. Chocolately malty and fruity hoppy aroma, notes of milk chocolate, red and blue berries, spicy, earthy hints of corresponding shrubs, a lactic touch of yoghurt combines with the fruitiness, additionally some roast on the malty side. Taste is minimally sweet chocolately malty, fruity hoppy, notes of raspberry and blueberry, a spicy, leafy, earthy touch of corresponding shrubs. Superbly balanced, very aromatic for its low abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (17275) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
Dark brown color, medium-sized beige head, lace. Aroma has barley, chocolate and coffee. Light to medium-bodied. Cocoa, some spices, chocolate, berries, light tartness and English hops. A bit chocolate cakey. Full of flavor. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2014 - London. Day 1. Pours clear dark brown with a creamy tan head. Tasty, with semi-dark malts, some raspberry juice. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation; good condition. Sweet finish with ripe raspberry, blackberry. Good stuff.


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