radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.3% at the Merrifield location (2/24/11). Woah. Just woah. This beer was fantastic. I was incredibly skeptical before consuming this particular one because of it’s low ABV. It’s lower then their "light" beer after all. Well, I bit. The beer was a nice ruby brown color with a small bubbly white head that became wispy. Aroma was malty, thinner, but malty. Flavor was a bit nutty with notes of sweet malts. Perhaps one of the best session beers I have ever had. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2006
RDF Tasting with MJ: An off brown beer with a nice dark off brown head. Clocalate aroma, a dry woody flavor that almost (but not quite) approached chalky. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Mild as a beer style, is brewed with the intention of being a "session" or sociable beer. Its the type of beer that is mild in bitterness(hence the name), very low in alcohol, (Outlaw Ale comes in at a very modest 2.6% abv), and packed with delicious malty flavors. Mild was very popular in Britain with coal miners and tradesmen, who were said to polish off 20 or so pints in a sitting. It is a wonderful beer style to sit and relax with at the bar at Sweetwater, or enjoy with an appetizer or before dinner drink if you choose to dine. Mild is the type of beer style you will want to have at least a few pints of.
Outlaw Ale pours to a beautiful, deep amber to tawny brown color with a slight white head that fades, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is quite nice with aromas of sweet malt, and mild hop aromas. The palate is soft on the tongue and is full of great slightly sweet malty flavors, and hints of ripe fruit. This beer is just so drinkable. Outlaw Ale finishes with more light malt and fruit flavors up front, and ends mildly bitter and sweet malty. This is the perfect session brew, one that can be enjoyed during a session at the bar, or as a before dinner drink. It also makes the perfect beer to bring home in a 2 liter growler.