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style
Brewed by Hoggleys
Style: Mild Ale
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A luscious dark mild full of malt with chocolate undertones and light hopping. A step back in time to days when England was the engine room of the empire and mild was the most popular drink for the working class.

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2.9
Grumbo (3109) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Blue Glass, Bedford. 3.6% abv. Pours chestnut brown with a maroon tint and a lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, light milky chocolate, lightly smoked and slightly nutty. Medium sweetness, light roasted bitterness. Light body, watery texture, average carbonation.

3
The_Osprey (8211) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks to Koln. Dark ruby with an orange hue, foamy tan head. Aroma is varnish and apple, musty. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sugary, thin malts, apple with a light earthy finish. An authentic mild. The best in class for me tend to have a richer malt character with enough roast to keep things interesting. Just OK. (3.0)

2.5
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
19th September 2016
Leighton’s flat clearance. Thanks to Colin. Almost clear amber - brown beer, patchy pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent minerally fine carbonation. Tangy dark malts, heading toward sour. Tangy fruits and light floralness. Light finish. Over tangy for me.

3.1
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 20, 2016
50cl bottle shared at Leighton’s garbage share. Many thanks to Colin for this one. It pours a clean Amber color with a minimal off white head. Aroma is sweet and lightly tangy with notes of red berries and caramel. Taste is also sweet and tangy with notes of red berries and melon. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK

2.8
mR_fr0g (12574) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons gaff , 19/09/2016. Many thanks to cloin for this one. Slow gusher. A hazed reddy chestnut brown coloured pour a halo of off white head. Aroma is jammy fruits, red berries fruit, toast, mild infection. Palate is semi sweet tannin, lowish carbonation, thin, papery. Lingering nutty malts.

3.2
Leighton (21494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Cloin. Pours clear brown with a creamy, khaki head. The nose holds old leather, toasted bread,slight earth. Light sweet flavour with more aged, leathery berries, simple bready malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with modest sweetness, leaves, toasted grains, beaten leather. Not bad.

3.2
Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle care of Cloin. It pours clear rich brown with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet, sticky, dried fruits, cranberry, raspberry, candy and red currant. The taste is dry, bitter - sweet, cherry cola, caramel, cocoa, bit of coffee, cranberry and dry brown bread with a dry, woody finish. Light body and soft carbonation. Nice fruity aspect. Ok.

3.1
Theydon_Bois (19787) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle split at Bespin, from a supermarket, 19/09/16. Light mahogany brown with a moderate off white head. Nose is brown bread, light spice, cocoa powder, toffee. Taste comprises chocolate, light peppery spice, brown bread, dark fruit esters, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Adequate mild.

3.3
Beese (2934) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a dark brown, with a scummy off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt and light smoke. Fairly light mouthfeel. Coffee and dark chocolate flavours, with some berries. Finish was ash, earth and brown sugar.

3.1
johndoughty (5472) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. My first from this brewery. Small head with a sulphuric taste dominating. Acidic and not easy to drink. Try to ignore this one unless it is bottled better.


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