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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Mild Ale
Millom, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
So, you’re a craft brewer who makes well-respected, highly flavoured beer. Your American brewer friend from Oregon, comes across the pond to visit. He’s the only craft brewer in America who puts ALL of his beer in casks. He says he’d like to make a beer with you. He loves British beer but also says he wants to brew a Mild. What’s a brewer to do? Super it up to 8.1%, throw in some juicy New Zealand hops and invent the Colonial Mild, that’s what.

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3.2
Idiosynkrasie (7535) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2017
330ml bottle. Dark brown colour with ruby glimmer and average, thick, creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, beige head. Spicy-leafy fruity aroma, notes of blue berries, dark berries in general (bramble, blueberry, black currant etc.), sweet-ish, chocolately malty basis, a touch of toffee, citrusy hoppy overtones with a touch of lime and lemongrass, somewhere even liquorice and treacle show up. Taste is initially citrusy, fruity hoppy, hints of lemon, lime and lemongrass, dark berries, bramble, plum, later more malty, hints of toffee and chocolate; slightly unbalanced, overdone (and over-hopped) and therefore somehow self-contradictory concerning style: Doesn’t stand "Mild Ale" (amongst other things) for maltiness and full flavour at low abv?

3.3
imdownthepub (14556) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2017
Bottled, 330ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Cloudy brown with cream head. Sweet caramel right from the off, heavy, plummy with a caramac background, brittle toffee notes. The alcohol shows, apricot fruitiness. A bit unbalanced for me but okay.

3.2
Scottishchris (723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Catch up rate. Bottle from Rheged, Penrith. A full on sticky weird and thick sweet plummy brew. Not sure it completely works, but work a try.

3.3
jjsint (3110) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle from Ales by Mail, consumed at home. Murky light brown. Looks dishwater-esque. And pretty flat. Smells lovely though: fresh hazelnut with a light dusting of chocolate. Caramel and toffee. Tastes sweet and gooey. There’s a hoppy bite near the end - and a surprisingly bitter aftertaste - but my overall impression is sweet. Way, way too much alcohol in the finish. I get used to it after a while, and I have to remember that it’s not really a mind (well it’s not, is it?) and sip slowly. Enjoyable but the over-the-topness doesn’t do it any favours.

3.6
lello4ever (990) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2016
Tonaca di frate, piuttosto strana la mancanza di schiuma. Aroma fruttato, caramello. Al palato buona, tanto malto e caramello, dark fruits, dolce e amaro quasi assente. Corpo abbastanza pieno, alcol avvertibile, carbonazione bassa.

3.5
sjogro (4172) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 At Jim/John is back tasting. Bit murky dark amber. Sweet caramel malts, sweet grain, boozy, lemon peel, light dusty, some sugarated fruitiness. Over medium sweet. Medium body, oily texture. Under medium carbonation.

3.4
Maakun (5589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at THT. Dark brown with small off white head. Lots of strong malts, sweet red wine, sherry, lots of light bitter herds and some peach, dried plums and raisins. Under medium sweet with bitter alcohol. Almost full bodied.

3.5
jmgreenuk (9457) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a murky brown with a thin whispy off white head. The aroma is rich sweet sticky fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with some light sweet notes and a rich woody, sweet fruit, woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.2
kermis (13482) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, toffee, caramel, raisins. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 16, 2016
33cl bottle shared at the Jim/John is back tasting Very thin off white head. Very hazy amber pour. Doesn’t taste or look like a mild but it’s very good


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