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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Mild Ale
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
This dark traditional mild ale, brewed all year round to an original gravity of 1028°-1032° is a well balanced beer with a soft, slightly sweet palate.

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4.5
Mildatheart (2) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2010 does not count
Royal Oak Tabard Street. Fabulous pints of Harvey’s dark mild. Caramel with hardly any hop taste, slightly sweet with a velvet texture. Certainly went down well. As much as anything it is the pub that keeps it in this condtion as they have the turnover to keep it in top form.

4.2
SilkTork (5737) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 Aug, 2003: Gravity Cask, Chelmsford Beer Festival. Egg, acid and soap on the nose. Creamy impression. Big head. Wild raspberries. Perfume-free soap. Touch of wet leather. Clinging wet finish. [2.9]
Dec, 2004: Royal Oak, London. Beautiful ruby colour. Sulphur aroma. [2.9]
Nov, 2005 George V, Brompton. Refreshing and tasty. Sulphur and chocolate and roasted barley and that characteristic and very unique Harvey’s oaky wild sour yeast that really lifts their beers to world class status. Takes a while to get used to the taste and the unusual character. [4.2]

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DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2009
Cask in the Royal Oak, Borough. Alround rating: Thin, but a mix of the minerally water, just the right amount of roasty sweetness, small peppery hop all accounts to this balancing very nicly indeed. Had to stay for a pint and a half as i enjoyed it to much.

4
nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Tap at Royal Oak. Ruby brown-red body. Ultra smooth, creamy body. Nutty, smooth caramel malts. Excellent. World Class example of the style. My favorite Mild perhaps.

3.8
mkam (409) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
On tap. Pours dark brown. Malty aroma and taste. Light body and bitterness. Nice malty, seesion beer

3.5
BeerViking (4787) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
Cask at the Royal Oak. Deep dark red with fast settling lacy off-white head and light aroma of dusty malt and grassy hops. Dry and dark caramel malty body, faint notes of coffee and old wine.

3.5
Erzengel (8743) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Very smooth and mild beginning. The beer is smooth and easy to drink, still nice malty and fresh. Dry malt in the mainpart, fresh, hints of sourness. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh dry malty, only hints of bitterness.
Very nice and easy to drink mild ale!

3.5
ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
On cask, pours a super dark clear cola color with a tan head. The smell is dark roasted malt, licorice. The taste is black malt, licorice, dark fruit with a very dry end. Light in body with mild carbonation.

3.5
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This silky Dark Mild suggests fruity caramel, mineral notes and light acidity leading to a subtle earthy hop aftertaste.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the dark brown, almost black gown.
-Carbonation is very low, which enhances the silky roundness of the mouthfeel.
-This is by no means an exaggerating lean brew for 3.0% abv pint.
-This is easy drinking, obviously.

On cask at The Lord Nelson, Brighton.

3.4
fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Cask at the Royal Oak, London
Dark amber color to brown, thin persistent head. Light aroma, malt and wood. Very round mouthfeel for a Mild, malty, with a fair amount of caramel, and a very balanced final. Good.


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