3fourths (9386) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Cask at the brewery. Dark brown and reddish rusty dark hues. Tan tinted head, frothy looking. Light, dusty crackers and dough scents about in the nose, smelling very good overall. Flavor is similar, lightly crisp up front, then present a big cracker and biscuit malt flavor, then a bit more dry and dusty in the back and in the finish. Toasty and lightly rough on the palate. Has a good thickness, creamy and rich from the handpump. Chewy yet dry. It’s good to drink something different like this, and it’s quite tasty. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
On cask. Mild floral hops. Some resin but very faint. Very little of either hops or malt present in the aroma. A bit of sour rye. Dark amber clear, just a bit of a haze, with thin off-white foamy head. Mild watery body with mild carbonation. Very mild start to this one. Bit of carbonic acidity - very little carbonation. Mild rye-like malt grain taste. Mild dry hops. Finish is dry and lightly bitter. Chalky astringent after with some tang. OK, but I’ve had some better milds. Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
I had this beer on-cask at Zeno’s Pub is State College.
Appearance: Dark brown - mahogany and extremely thick creamy foam like head (two fingers). The retention was and lacing was superb. Maybe due partly to the cask-conditioning.
Smell: Although this was served on cask it seemed like the temperature was too cold. That may be what held the aroma in. it seemed reserved a bit in the nose. That said, it did have gentle caramel (brown ale) malt aroma.
Taste & Mouthfeel: It was extremely sooth and malty in feel and gentle sweet taste. The dominant flavor was the sweet malt character and then there was a very gentle hop attribute balancing this dark mild perfectly. The finish had a bit of the hop bitterness that lingered in aftertaste.
Drinkability: What I like about this style is the no frills beers can go with anything and be easily drinkable any time. Simple & Tasty! What else could you want =)
Hope this is helpful.
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Draft at Zeno’s. I have to admit that I’m not that familar with mild’s, meaning I haven’t sampled enough. Very smooth and crisp aroma, very malty. Appearance leaves a thin head with dark amber look. Flavor is decent. Balanced with a satisfying taste that hits you in the end. Overall a very satisfying ale.