Breakwater HMS Minnow

Brewed by Breakwater Brewery
Dover, England
2.8% · Mild Ale · 1 Rating · 26 IBU · Spring Seasonal ·
Breakwater HMS Minnow - Vintage Mild Ale Yup we love mild. Mild, that abused, down trodden and often looked back on with rose tinted specs. “Eh? Mild what?” you may ask, bewildered. Once Britain’s most popular beer style, mild ale, as it developed in the 20th century, whilst not always the way, evolved to be a low-strength (around 3%), very-lightly hopped beer, that became a staple working mans drink; you could sink a few and still get up for their shift the next morning. Around the UK, you’d see Mild available in light and dark versions with the encompassing diversity of flavours; chocolate or liquorice notes from roasted grains in a dark mild. This is vintage, drinking beer. I remember the great John Keeling, of Fuller’s fame, saying that, "for a beer style to become fashionable it’s got to die completely." - whether mild is dead, I’ll leave to you... This isn’t a revival brew, this isn’t an attempt at something modern - just something we’d like to drink. This is all about malts. Dry, roasty toasty, with a little sweetness. (contains Lactose)

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Beer Rating Assistance

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
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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.

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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
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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
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Finish
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