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Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Mild Ale
Heywood, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Seasonal - April & May

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3.4
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 The High Cross, Leicester. As good as impenetrable with a glint of ruby at the edges; loose yellow-tan collar, maps of tan daubing the glass. Big carbon and alpha presence (or so I thought); hints of tangerine running under inedibly charred toast, ash, touch of cardboard. Perfumey citrus hop and blackened toast aroma. Very US; could do with a notch more creaminess to soften the hop and carbon. I’m nit-picking. Excellent, not-very mild.

3.3
downender (8660) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 11/04/10. Near black in colour with a decent tan head. Milky coffee, chocolate and some dark fruits, before a dry finish. Good.

3.3
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
Cask at Pilgrim’s Progress (JDW), Bedford, in Spoons Real Ale Festival ’10. Very dark brown, near black, with a scummy beige head. Thick, sweet meaty aroma with dusty honeycomb and Oxo cube. Rather less forceful taste: ash, liquorice and a dustiness that gives this beer a pleasant, lived-in feel. Some bitterness. Enjoyable.

3.2
dynamiteninja (1864) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Cask, The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Black body with murky brown hints. Medium off white head. Fruity, red wine, malty, peaty, chocolate notes, coffee. Bitter. Watery palate, Dry finish. I agree with several other commentators here - seemed more like a stout to me, or at least a stout/mild hybrid.

3.2
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2010 - Black in colour. Malty; roasty malts, some chocolate, coffee. Fruity; sour fruit. Hoppy; grassy hops. Roasty malts with bitter/sour fruit/hops. Drinkable. (2010-04)

3
bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW), Monument, London. Almost black with a thin beige head. Rather astringent for a mild with a sharp burnt liquorice/ caramel flavour and hoppy finish. Somehow it hangs together and leaves you wanting more.

2.9
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask, JDW, Carlisle. A touch on the bitter side for my mild drinking tastes. Sharp, decent whiff of hops and pretty much up to Phoenix’s high standards.

2.9
wheresthepath (2335) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
[Cask at the Monks Retreat, Reading] Nice smokey aroma, tastes of earth & coffee with slight ashy hints, but it’s all a bit muted. Dry finish.

2.6
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
16th April 2010. Very dark brown beer but it is clear. Dry palate, very dry. Bitterish dark malt and underlying hop that also imparts bitterness. There is a pleasant tang in the middle. Overall this beer is way too dry and too one dimensional in it’s bitterness.

2.5
ManVsBeer (10470) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Black with a very small head. Has a good mild character with a light roasted aroma and taste.


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