Brewed by Greene King
Style: Mild Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Cask: Regular
Contract brewed from 2002 - August 2005 at Ridleys.
Greene King XX Mild is a fine, dark, mild ale with a distinctive taste and delicate aroma. It draws its characteristics from a special blend of black and crystal malts to give a burnt, roasted flavour while the delicate hint of hops in the nose comes from the Northdown variety.
Greene King report on brewery tours that after rationalisation the recipe for Kimberley Best Mild is used for their XX Mild and other milds.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, - SEP 25, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2011 A pretty decent, straightforward mild (but bear in mind that I am not really a huge mild fan). Roasted flavour, some sweetness, but moderately bitter on the finish. Uses Northdown hops. Not easy to find, even in its home town. Always available in the Rose & Crown, just down the road from the brewery - an excellent traditional boozer. Greene King Brewery Tap, May 2003

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (6315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Cask @ Junction Inn, Southampton. Brown body with a light beige head. Quite nice aroma of roasted malt, smoke and dry fruit and some yeast. Flavor is smooth, mild, dark roasted malt, dry fruit, bread, biscuit and hint of brown sugar. Light bodied and average aftertaste. A very nice and smooth version of Mild, pretty enjoyable if you appreciate the style (and know what its about).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (9709) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Cask @ The Pumphouse, Liverpool. A very dark clear red with a creamy, slightly off-white head. Has a dominant floral taste, quite bushy and dry in this respect with a similar nose. Has a very light texture but not one that feels unhealthy when in the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (3626) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Deep chestnut with a tan head. Quite sweet with strong toffee notes. Some fruitiness too, but this is very thin and not entirely pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (6397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - chestnut with a copper tinge and a decent head. Nose - delicate nuts and toffee. Taste - mostly caramel perhaps some nuts again so verging on praline. Palate - light to medium bodied with soft round sweet texture and a reasonably balanced finish. A bit thin in parts though. Overall - solid and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Cask at Haymarket. Quite a pale red-brown for a mild, expected it to be darker. Thin off-white head. Fruity aromas, light roast malt. Taste is sweet, light nuttiness. Yep, Mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2822) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Cask at the Clarendon Arms, Cambridge. Dark brown, like the hair of a temptress. Aroma is chocolate, sweet coffee. Sweet taste. Classic mild. Pleasant and refreshing like few beers are. Seek it out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (13812) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Creamy offwhite good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Lightz malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Cheasy notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (2625) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2013
This high a rating? Yes for 3 percent this has nice mouthfeel. Good aroma nice head in the beginning. An amazing session beer. Sweet with just right amount of bitter. Impressive ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Cask at the Raglan Arms, Rugby, 06/03/13. Dark mahogony brown with a light beige head. Nose is toffee, dark malt, paper, biscuit, cereals. Taste comprises dark malt, wheatabix, toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Adequate mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (20531) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Cask at Free Press, Cambridge. Pours clear, red-brown with a frothy, off-white head. Faint dark, bready malts in the aroma. Light sweet flavor with notes of doughy brown bread, ripe berries and hints of brown sugar. Light of body and fine of carbonation. Sweet finish with more sugary brown bread, faint toffee, ripe berries, plums. Simple and one-dimensional, but its a tolerable mild.

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