Gale’s Festival Mild

 
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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: Mild Ale
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2008
Cask (Woolpack, Vantaa)
Very dark ruby red, loose head. Soft dark roasted malt and subtle whole hop aroma. Soft carbonation. Fills the mouth with sweet dark roasted malt, and a gentle bonus of noble hops. On swallowing, the hoppy aromas and richer burnt malts come to the fore. Excellent mild.

3.7
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Cask at the Kean’s Head, Nottingham. Bizarrely for a mild, this was the strongest beer available at my local last night. It’s a lovely dark brown colour with a hint of red. The aroma has chocolate sweetness and it has a pleasingly complex flavour with fruit, mocha and some nice hop bitterness. The palate is much more full-bodied than one would expect from a mild, but that’s hardly a complaint. It’s an altogether tasty and enjoyable beer.

3.3
downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddington Station 12/308. Dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of black fruit, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavour was sweetish, with more forest fruit and chocolate, and some earthy hops in the finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
A terrific example of what can be done at less than 5%. Chocolatey, smooth drinking. ACtive carbonation lots of lace. Dark brown with dark malt aroma.

3.4
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle. Another one tried in Washington DC. Was a good beer. Seemed a little strong in alcohol for a mild ale. Otherwise highly recommended

3.7
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Thanks to Immy, 16.9 oz. Pours reddish brown in color with brown head. Aroma sweet, malty and nutty. Taste malty and caramel with dry finish.

3.8
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2007
This almost black beer has a low carbonation, so the head is almost non-existent. The aroma is mild with weak notes of mocca and caramel. The flavour is just as mild and smooth as the aroma, and it has a lot of discrete and nicely balanced notes like: Mocca, fruit, caramel, malt, a bit of licorice and almost no bitterness. I really like this mild ale!

3.5
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 1   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Burnt Toast : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 2   Coffee : 2   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : 2   Cherries : 2
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : 2   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: A very good mild with bold flavours and a rather surprising almost chewy palate. Reminds of dark buckwheat honey of all things, almost molasses-like, yet fresh all the way.

1.4
Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
I find this barely drinkable, its got a slight unpleasant tartness that doesn’t work. The malts is thin and weak and the hops are almost non-existent. not worth your time.

1.4
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
The aroma is lactic with some malt and fruit. The appearance is dark brown with a nice foamy tan head. The flavor is like the aroma and sour. The palate is thin. This beer is bad.


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