yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy, yeasty and light peppery. Bitter, phenolic and dry malty. Herbal and light spiced. Bitter and dry phenolic finish. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a cloudy yellow with a lacing white head. Sweet fruity nose and what appears like British hops. Medium body, fruity and yeasty with a rather bitter finish. A pale, strong Mild - very unusual and interesting. 100912 meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
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Hoppy friuty aroma. Hazy, yellow, white head, good lace. Light sweet, light malty, light bready, pretty bitter, hoppy. Medium body, light dry.
22oz bottle. Cloudy apple cider body, medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, golden raisin, grapefruit, some honey, herbal, orange, light herb. Taste is moderately sweet, herbal, some orange/grapefruit, apple/raisin. Medium body, light chalk. I wouldn’t list this as a Mild -- it’s fine that this is what a Mild used to be, but as the description acknowledges, this isn’t what a Mild is today. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light golden body with a frothy, white head. Esters dominate the aroma, but it doesn’t lack of some earthiness and floral and grassy hops. Citrus, apricot, tangerine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter, the bitterness lingering. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. There’s a slight taste of wood and ashiness, but not enough to overpower the malts and earth notes.
Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle shared with cousins on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Pours clear, vibrant gold with a small, white foam head. Lots of sugary, white bread malts in the nose. Medium to big sweet flavor with toasty white bread, some husky malts, dry hay. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with more grain husks, a bit of white bread, some alcohol, lasting bitter straw and hay. It’s decent stuff. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
Slightly hazy yellow-golden pour with a thick white head. Sticky lacing. The nose is quite malty actually. A lot of pale malt sweetness with a backbone of solid UK spicy hoppiness. Moderately estery with distinct notes of apricot and some almost grapey fruitiness. Clean malts. The bitterness has a touch of herbal spiciness but it’s quite muted. Fairly sticky malt profile with a little bit of lingering sweetness. It’s interesting but I feel like the bottle I’ve got has aged the hops out of it. There’s something there, but it’s quite malt and yeast dominated. As it warms the bitterness seems to intensify, but the overall impression is still that of malty sweetness. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bomber from Capone’s, Norristown. I always enjoy this brewery, as they never fail to deliver something that’s not only well done but also genuinely idiosyncratic. This beer certainly fits the bill. Glowing deep orange pour with a silken head. Complex nose, initially with tons of Golding and/or Fuggles in the nose, with understated tea-like notes and hints of some complex malts underneath. Mouthfeel just a trace too heavy in places, but elegant and perky in others. Complex malting does indeed come through, along with hints of white pepper, leaf tea, and saison yeast. Very interesting and would love to try again. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from Indianapolis. Drunk side by side with the other version. Pours a brilliant orangey copper, slightly hazed, fluffy offwhite head that falls. Nose is quite fruity, noted orange rind/orange blossom and grassy. Some toasty malt and faint caramel notes as well. On tasting, decidely hopping and grassy. Some more toasty malts. Pretty clean overall with a fruity ester thing going on. Pretty interesting and better than the other version, however it still has some sugary notes to it as well. Decent. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Sampled on 6/29/2012. This English mild pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with a touch of floral hops. A medium bodied English Mild. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral. Nice carbonation. A fairly simple beer. Easy to drink and hides the alcohol well. If this very your typical English Mild I would be drinking a whole lot more of them, This 1838 version of a mild is fruity, higher in alcohol and, wow, you can taste the hops. The 1945 version is loaded with biscuit malts and ice tea. It is very interesting that you can trace the evolution of the English Mild in these two beers. I am not sure I liked where the English Mild went. From these two examples it seems that the Mild became a much less clean beer. The malts are not as simple and the flavors became muted. This is a great concept and I will have to try and seek out the other beers in this series. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.