drywallman (362) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
This one poured medium brown with a moderately long lasting head. The malt reminded me of caramel with brown sugar, but not sticky sweet, and having a slightly dry rye edge. The hops balanced well and were a spruce and herbal combo. It drank easily and cleanly. Very well made and one you could drink more than one of at a time. BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2010
I got this courtesy of my pops. It pours a reddish amber with a small white head. I think this is a solid, no frills, refreshing ale. It’s not mindblowing, but I don’t think it was meant to be. Would be great with good pizza, or a burger. Good stuff. Cheers! VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Clear brown body with a full white head. Mild malty, bready, rye aroma. Starts with a soft malt bread flavor that is accompanied by rye.Finishes mildly bitter. spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2011
12 oz. bottle from HyVee Marion
Ar: Roasty aroma with notes of nuts and chocolate.
Ap: Pours a medium brown with red streaks. Cream colored frothy head lasts a long time. Spotty lace.
T: A bit of sweetness up front, but this isn’t overly sweet. Nice roasty body with a good nuttyness and some spicyness (probably from the rye). The finish is spicy, with a touch of black pepper along with a moderate coffee flavor. Nicely balanced with a refreshing hop bitterness.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice session body.
O: Very impressed. A nice roasty beer that’s perfectly sessionable. raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Had a glass at Island Girl in Atlantic Beach... Good flavor, light bodied for what it looks like. Mild winter is a great name, not a heavy winter beer but great balance.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Red-amber. Small, white head. Aroma: Grains, rye, malt. Flavor: Multi-grain bread, rye, hops. Grainy finish.
When I think of beers with a grainy taste, I think of some of the worst beers on the shelf. This one is decent though nothing great, just drinkable. bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle. Brown with offwhite head. Aromas of toffee, pumpernickel, caramel, dark fruit, butterscotch. Flavors of toffee, caramel, rye, toast, dark fruit. Balanced finish. Medium body with soft mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. fidemaster (322) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours a clear medium brown in color with a solid white head. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup. The taste is of Carmel, and malt. Has a bitter finish. I like it and its a solid choice, but for Goose Island I feel like they could have made it better. craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Poured a cola color with a thick beige head. Aroma is caramel, grass, earthy, cereal, and white pepper. Taste is salty, caramel, pepper, leaves, grass, and hay. WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2008
This was pretty solid, but also kind of average. Very creamy and smooth for a rye beer, I expected more robust spiciness. Goes down easy though to the point where I wouldnt mind having a few of these.