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


on tap

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RATINGS: 150   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1971) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
500ml bottle - A dark mahogany body with lacy white head, smoky nose with a hit of espresso in there, a solid body with a malty after taste. One of the best milds Ive had this year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brandman (2901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Dark brown mahogany body, white head. Aroma has lots of metal, bag of coins.Some sweet maltiness, not strong flavours. Mild. In any sense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
500ml Bottle: best before the end of August 2012, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on the last day of July 2012, one month before its BBD. Good looking brew: dark brown body with a full, deep tan coloured head on top. Coffee in the nose along with some roasted malty molasses (but without the sweetness). Chocolate notes arrived as the beer warmed. The taste was all malt with a hop bitterness always there in the mix. Fruit cake with chocolate and nutty hints: add a malt loaf and youve almost got the flavours I found. Smooth rather than creamy in the mouthfeel, a pleasant Mild all round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
On Cask at the Blue Bell in York. Cocoa and cherry aroma. Mahogany red with tan head. Dark chocolate flavor with a hint of cherry and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 On cask at the huntsman, cheadle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Mocha, quite thin. Pleasant enough mild but not a champion beer. 6/12/14 - Straight from the barrel at Yew Tree, Cauldon. Much more flavoursome than previously. A thoroughly good mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
50cl bottle from Beer City, batch#2734, BB 11/2012. Couleur acajou, col pais crmeux beige/caf au lait. Arme malt sur un lger bouquet de noisette, pointe de fruits rouges. En bouche, malt cara, grill en retrait, note levure sur une amertume de fin de bouche. Malt ple et amer et ce profile fruit rouge de fin de bouche. Reste correcte alternant un palais lger malt grill sur une carbonation active.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23398) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
30th January 2010
Clear dark brown beer. Whsiper of toffee malt on the nose. Light semi dry palate, quite airy. Nice hops - tangerine with a dash of lime. Underpinned by nutty malt. Finishes a little soft with a trace of bubblegum. A decent beer but that fact this was a GBBF winner tells you everything you need to know about the conservative nature of the British Camra beer scene.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
quality mild. awesome deep ruby pour with lovely bubbly milk chocolate head. good mixed malt flavour with some deep red fruit coming through. short punchy bitter finish. bottle . beerritz. leeds

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 Cask @ Back of Beyond. Dark ruby with small tight head. Fruitcake-like aroma. Slight pear taste to start, bit more fruitcake. Low bitterness. Smooth body. Better than most milds!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Old Dungeon Ghyll. Deep clear ruby red, little head, but a glorious looking pint. Slight sweetness, light bitterness, some roasted flavours but gentle. Good mild.

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