The Civil Life British Mild

Brewed by The Civil Life Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri USA
3.7% Mild Ale | 10 Ratings | 20 IBU |
English Mild Ale is an obscure, old-fashioned brew. In England they say it’s quickly dying-out with the old-timers who drank it. There’s not much we can do about the situation over there, but we’re campaigning hard to raise awareness of this delicious table-strength beer on our side of the pond. There’s nothing much “mild” about it, the term originally referred to fresh ale, as opposed to the aged, sour stuff. Check-out all the complex layers crammed into an unassuming session ale: aromas and flavours of husky cereal grains, freshly-baked brown bread and almost burnt toast, nutty, biscuity, caramelly, faint roastiness, earthy and citrusy English hops, distinctive fruity ale yeast esters. Well-rounded and almost chewy mouthfeel, yet somehow still a crisp and light impression, with hints of mineral water drawn from Old World artesian wells. Great aftertaste too, richer as it warms. You won’t find a fresher example of the style, so please, spread the word! If it doesn’t catch on like it did in 18th-Century England, I’ll eat my rotary phone. Note: I will not eat my phone.

COLOUR: A mostly-clear, deep reddish-copper color with persistent white foam and lace
BJCP STYLE: 11A. English Brown Ale: Mild
NOTABLE INGREDIENTS: Authentic UK Pale, Crystal, Amber, and Black Malts. UK hops and ale yeast too.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
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