Brewed by Milestone
Style: Old Ale
Newark, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1476) - - JAN 19, 2013
(Bottled, and I missed the instruction about not disturbing the sediment.) Dark, red beer with a a thin, brownish head. The aroma is of strong but not overpowering malt and a hint of fruit. The flavour is slightly fruity and the backtaste is where the malt seems to kick in. Not anything particularly special but quite pleasant none the less.

Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford 02.09.10 Pours chestnut in colour with a light beige head. The alcohol shows a little with its warmth, bit nutty & chewy, quite malty. It’s fine enough but on a par with many of the others that I’ve had from this brewery. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0

berkshirejohn (6611) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
Cask at the Nags Head, Reading. Chestnut in colour with a thin cream head; aroma of sour plums and woodsmoke; rather austere in the mouth, lacking the expected depth of body for an Old Ale - clean flavours of chestnut and purple fruit, lacking sweetness; the finish is dry and smoky, leaving an unmistakable metallic taint of overboiled sprouts. Good in parts (as the curate said to the vicar).

Ungstrup (38215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2009
Bottled. A hazy red-brown beer with a medium brown head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, as well as a light acidic edge and a grapefruit, leading to a dry and tart finish.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Babington Arms JDW, Derby 15/08/2007 Fruit and roast aromas. Dark fruity and slightly sour tasting with some bitterness in a crisp dry roast finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Brunswick Inn, Derby 17/01/2010 Some fruit aroma. Mid brown fruity and a little rich on the palate with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.

RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle. I really wanted this beer from Milestone to be good. It has a really bizarre span of flavours that starts well with a nice roasty malt. But then the flavour disappears to leave a bland watery flatness that finally finishes off with a slightly sickly sourness in your mouth. It was a bit of a let down so I might be giving up on Milestone altogether. Perhaps I’ll give their cask beer a try and hope that I’m not disappointed.

thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2009
On cask at Pembury Tavern, Hackney. Dark brown with a healthy tan head. earthy aroma and flavours, hint of roasted and chocolate flavours. Medium body. Quite complex.

fonefan (50489) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ TFODRBSG 2008, Ulfborg, Denmark
Unclear dark amber color with a small to average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, sour malt, fruit notes, light to moderate hoppy, grapefruit, lemon shell, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (230808)

Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 (Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a hazy and opaque orangey brown with a dense, off-white head. Aroma of wood, dried fruit and a whiff of Brett. Medium body with dried fruit and again pleasant Brett notes. Quite lovely really although I’m not sure that those Brett accents were intended. 230808

Cask. Clear reddish brown with no head. Aroma of nuts, roasted malt and coffee. Medium body, completely flat, again accents of nuts and coffee. Lightly tart dried fruit. No bitterness. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2 170110

faroeviking (11084) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 30, 2008
Botella. Deep amber colour with a fair off-white head. Aroma of toasty malt with some dark frutiness and a mild tartness. The flavour has a mild sweetness with a good maltiness with caramel and dark fruits though along comes a mild sourness, which takes away most of the pleasant part of the beer.

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