Gale's Festival Mild

Formerly brewed at Fuller's
Style: Mild Ale
Chiswick, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Originally regular. Relegated to a principally Spring seasonal since production moved to Fullers early 2006. Has also been available bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Floor malted Maris Otter pale ale malt, black malt and Crystal malt; Fuggles, Goldings and Challenger hops.
Full-bodied premium mild ale brewed to 4.8% ABV with a careful blend of malt and hops for a complex, moreish character that has won this famous ale many awards. The palate is rich with blackcurrant, raisins and raspberry, with citrus notes in the finish.

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Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2002
UPDATED: APR 8, 2005 This cask ale is a very, very complex beer. Both fruity and heavy taste at the same time. the colour is nice and dark which makes you just wanting to swallow the beer. Malty and soft finsih. It gets better as you get through the bottle. A great, great ale.

Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2002
I must have missed something with this one. The bottle said to enjoy it at room temperature. The thought of a warm ale didn't appeal to me so I drank it out of the fridge, but the tale end of the bottle was warm because it took me a while to finish.

Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
I am a fan of porters/stouts and my trusted seller recommended this dark ale. I found a wonderful dark color, tan head(could have held better), and a good taste

jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Pumpernickel black body with a thin tannish head. Aromas of liquorice, nuts and chocolate. Has an oily mouthfeel with a rather palate opening bitterness. Not nasty bitter, just seems to really awaken the palate. Flavors of dates, toffee and cashews(?). A sociable beer but not an everyday beer (I guess that's why they call it Festival).

jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2002
Tried it cask-conditioned. Almost completely black, a faint taste and aroma of licorice together with a light body.

jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 [email protected], Aug 07, 3.4: Very sweet dark chocolate malts aroma. Dary ruby color, irregular beige head, fair lace. Sweet, strong dark malty flavor, rye bread, chocolate, light bitter, sticky mouthfeel. [email protected], April 02, 3.8: Caramel roasted aroma. Very dark brown, large alsmost creamy head. Roasted, hopbitter, fruity - lots of hops. Medium full. Long roasted, hoppy finish.

Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
Very dark brown. Full of toffee and fruit flavours. One of the best.......

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