Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Mild Ale
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular. Previously brewed at 4.0%. Also available bottled.

See: Dark cherry, ruby red
Smell: Sweet, strawberries, smokey
Taste: Soft, rich, complex
A dark premium mild ‘Silver medal CAMRA Winter Beer Festival 2002’

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Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Gravity cask at St Albans beer festival. Clear ruby maroon color. Aroma of coffee and plums. Taste is fruity coffee. Interesting.

Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Cask at The Waterhouse (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint. Pours deep, reddish brown with lasting, creamy head. Damp, earthy aroma leads to some malty, cereal, caramel and hay flavour with light smokiness. A little thin on the palate and on the whole a simple, effective beer.

jjsint (3116) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Cask handpull at the Flying Pig, Cambridge. Mid- to dark brown with a reddish tinge. Woodsmoke, milky coffee, cinnamon and red currant aroma. Sweet taste with a slight bitter, almost astringent edge. A bit muddly but good overall.

themightylazza (108) - - AUG 22, 2015
Dark ruby mild, a quite pleasant nutty, fruitcake aroma. Dark fruit flavour, hintof soy sauce, a dry, lightly hopped finish. A decent stab at a ruby ale froma decent brewery, but lack of carbonation and lack of depth means a fairly average score only.

mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Reddy mid brown coloured pour with a lasting odd white head. Aroma is nutty, light raisin, fruit cake, dried fruit. Flavour is compose of nutty, thin malts. Sweet fruits, palate is quite watery thin. Low carbonation. Meh. .

Towey1989 (2835) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Cask at Bunters Bar, Truro. A deep brown colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, some chocolate, subtle brown sugar and a little strawberry. Taste of strawberry, some cherry, chocolate, slight roasted malts, a little toast and nuts. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A chocolatey, nutty finish with a little roasted bitterness. Nice roasted, toasted, nutty flavours paired with fruit and chocolate. A great, tasty mild.

redders1974 (1473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
UPDATED: APR 26, 2016 Not usually a fan of mild but this is outstanding for the style big frothy head dark bitter colour with a red hue tastes smooth and balanced with milk chocolate and peanuts.

theprof (961) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Its reputation goes before. Excellent colour with nice shading. Nuts in the scent. Malt on the tongue. A pleasing sweetness. And at a strength where one can have a second glass. Accolades deserved.

edsspoon (900) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle - chestnut brown with a bubbling brown head. Aroma of soy sauce, chocolate and hints of roasted malts. Taste of chocolate, a little coffee, hints of soy sauce and roast malts. Light body, very low carbonation.

Mr_Pink_152 (5012) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Dark ruby brown colour, with beige head. aroma has toffee, chocolate and fruit. The taste is sweet, with malt, biscuit and drak fruit. and aroma of toffee, chocolate & raisins.

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