Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Mild Ale
Middleton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask, Special;
This new beer, for 2009, takes its name from the legendary Oasis song and is the perfect beer for any celebration: dark mahogany in colour, with a rich, fruity taste and undertones of liquorice and chocolate. Hops used: Styrian

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Nov 2009 - Virtually Black in colour. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, toffee, chocolate and hint of coffee. Fruity; berries, dark fruits. Hoppy; Styrian hops. Roast malty fruity with a slightly sour edge. OK. Very drinkable. (2009-11)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (6373) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Cask at the Cannie Man, Bracknell. An opaque, peaty black colour with a dense cream head; nutty toffee aroma; and a rather thin milky body with a malty taste and a weak finish. Not the best mild Ive come across.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (895) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
On tap in the Town Wall Tavern, Coventry. Nice and dark with plenty of frothy head. Body a bit thin. Little malt but plenty of red fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (9760) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Cask @ The Unicorn, Manchester. Extremely dark reddish-brown with a thick slightly off-white frothy head. Has minimal dark malts with a very light sweetness, but has a nice smooth palatable texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
10th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear dark brown beer. Light and slighly dry palate. Low carbonation. Sweet malt with a strong streak of fresh apple which carries through to the semi dry finish. Way too green.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in December 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby black in colour with a thick creamy white head. Fantastic strong aroma of vanilla pod, coffee beans, roast malt and chocolate truffle. Thick creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with bitter chocolate, syrupy figs, molasses and mocha coffee. Slight prickle of hops but this soon vanishes. Malt returns in the smooth finish to give a dry liquorice and sweet figs full in the mouth. One of my favourites from the portfolio and an excellent session mild for its strength. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Vibrant golden accented golden-brown. Thin head. Dark fruits on the nose with some dark sugars as well. Nothing too specific. Very light - not much character - so thin - just some vague sugars and fruits. One of the milder milds that Ive come across. A little bit of acidity at the back lends balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
cask @ Bow Bar. Black-brown with mahogany tint. Nice cola nut aroma with a hint of sasparilla. Smell is open, with a bright and light body. Is thin but fresh tasting with nutty carob and light chocolate. Really nice flavors dont get to come out enough because the beer is too thin. But its still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
cask ... deep brown ... loose creamy tan head ... sweet toffee treacle ... caramalised toffee ... little brown suger ... dark fruits ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Benjamin Huntsman JDW, Sheffield 14/11/2009 Chocolaty aroma. Small beige head. Black smooth on the palate and fruity with a crisp dry liquorice and chocolate finish.

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