RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Toffee brown, medium-bodied, with a creamy head and an aroma of raisins and freshly baked dark bread. Mild Winter’s rich caramel malt and spicy rye flavors are sure to take the bite out of whatever Old Man Winter brews up for you this year.

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TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Tap at blind tiger. Poured a medium amber. Nose was mild with some hints of malt. Fairly bland and easily sessionable. I really didn’t distinguish the rye. It’s a pretty simple and fairly plain beer. Not bad but not so good.

bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Clear bronze with thin white head and nice lacing lines. Fairly unique color. Aroma of spicy rye, light chocolate and dark fruit, and a slight nuttiness. Light chocolate and toasted malts, with some dark fruit and a nice spicy twang from the rye. Relatively low carbonation, light body but also quite smooth and "English". Slightly dry finish but not a typical dry finish due to the rye. Ridiculously drinkable for a Winter seasonal. I don’t have much experience with Milds, but I prefer this one over the few others I have tried.

mjs (7778) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2009
(Draught) Beer is cloudy and dark brown. Head is dense, medium sized and white. Rye and mals in general could be found when sniffing the beer. Palate was medium bodied and carbonation was medium, too. Taste contained malts, rye, sweetness, little bit of hops and ok bitterness. Aftertaste was mostly malty.

yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Dark brown colornice fluffy off white head. Aroma has some spice, nuts and chocolate. Flavor is clean and sweet. Some mild spice and cocoa. Faint bitterness balances it out.

BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
BOTTLE: brown pour, tan/offwhite head. Aroma of grain, light malt, almost some Belgian character to the nose. Taste was mild citrus, spice, rye. I really enjoyed this.

daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma is very malty with some cookie dough, caramel and some very distant aroma hops. Flavor is sweet and malty...some ritz crackers, caramel, spice and yeast. This was a nice little surprise.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Name: Mild Winter
Date: August 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine grey head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light earthyness creates a dry caramel character, touch of spicyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
On tap at Clybourn and had a bottle back home. The rye really does add a nice flavor. Everyone should give this beer a go.

dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
caramel color, creamy tan head that quickly disappears, lacy. mostly air in the nose with a trace of malt. flavor is lightly malty...that’s about all. pleasingly creamy mouth-feel, clean finish. inoffensive if not particularly exciting. winter ale? i had this in july, on tap, at maple tree inn.

shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009

12/10/2008 and 12/22/2008: Goose Island Mild Winter pours out deep amber-brown (pecan) color with a good, creamy off-white head that is well-retained and creates solid lacing on the glass. It has toasted and lightly roasted malts in its aroma as well as a hint of weak coffee. This beer has subtle roast and dry, fruity, spicy rye. It is earthy with hints of light citrus. There is some additional roasted malt in the flavor as well as some "green" coffee bean-like taste. It finishes dry and bitter. The beer is medium-bodied and is quite good all-around.

12 fl. oz. bottles (Bottled on: 11/07/08 1801) from 6-pack purchased at Bigg’s Hypermarket in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #112 for this beer.

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