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


on tap

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mildatheart (2) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2010 does not count
Royal Oak Tabard Street. Fabulous pints of Harveys 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5693) - 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 Harveys 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkam (409) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
On tap. Pours dark brown. Malty aroma and taste. Light body and bitterness. Nice malty, seesion beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4567) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (8447) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2858) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20222) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2011
Cask at the Lord Nelson, Brighton. Pours amber-brown with a filmy, off-white head. Some light toasted malts and ripe fruit in the nose. Flavor is lightly sweet with hints of toffee, some bread and faint, ripe dark fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finish is lightly dry with dark fruit. Alright, nothing special.

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