MrBunn (2841) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber with a little head and aromas of sour cherries and grain dust. Flavor is surprisingly sour with cherries and oak. A bit odd, wondering if it was intentional or not. Finish is pie cherries and oaky barrels. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 I’m surprised that Mild ales aren’t more popular. Low alcohol so they can fill some of the same niche as pale lagers but much fuller flavored. I think this does a decent job at that. A pleasantly unusual flavor as well. Serving: Bottle Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle. Dark copper and whit fluffy head. Musty aroma. First sip is fruity- peaches, nectarines, and a strong green grape flavor that doesn’t go away. Body is thin and watery. Color and lacing looking like the only redeemable thing about this one. Weird sour finish with some more musty grass. 5 more to go, ugh... holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Biscuit Malts caramel touch of hops in the aroma. Smooth medium body. Sweet older malts earthy lots of biscuit caramel and toasted malts. Finishes dry. Ok 7/3/6/3/13 3.2 monkeychugg55 (1097) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Pours a clear copper with a small white head. The aroma is weak, with light bread notes, some floral hops, and a vegetal woodiness. Light on flavor, with cereal, what seems like Saaz hops, and light, fresh wood. Crisp finish, some bitterness. Not bad, very mild indeed.
Braudog (6793) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Dark! This has an oddly sour aroma which put my partners off. But if you get past that this has an interesting vanilla/oaky thing going on. Different. (#3889, 5/6/2010) bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Very Malty, bready beer with very little hop flavor or aroma. Hop bitterness present but well proportioned. My wife loved it and so did I. Very drinkable session ale. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
12 oz bottle from the singles rack at Binnys (Glen Ellyn, IL). Pours a very dull hazed amber, almost towards copper, a decent tannish head, creamy, laces ok and stays ok. Aromas are wet oak, a touch spicy and vanilla, toasty bread, wheat bread, biscuits, a light floral hopping. Initial is grainy, biscuits, bread, toasty, with light caramel towards the backend. A light floral hopping, light woody oak and vanilla, faint spice that is a touch stinky. Lighter bodied but still some full bready and biscuity malts. The oak and light hopping is pleasant, tasty. Not a bad beer flavorwise at 4.2 ABV. A bit toasty, mellow bready and biscuity sweetness prevail. I’d drink this as a sessioner for sure. Good score considering. fidelis83 (2482) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours a clear light red-brown with a 2 finger, creamy eggshell head that has great retention. Aroma is toasted grain, caramel, hay, hints of vanilla, dried wood, mild herbal hops and a touch of white bread crust. Flavor is toasted grain, caramel, herbal hops, buttered biscuit, a little grass and some woody notes. Palate is light bodided a little slick on entry, lightly carbonated and neutral finishing. Nice little brew. beernbourbon (1596) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
Tap. Pour is a deep clear brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is very nice with hints of caramel malt, light fruit, light wood, and light vanilla. Very full aroma. Flavor is true to nose with lots of vanilla coming through along with the light toffee malt. Really a spectacular mild ale. Plenty of round full flavor combined with a very drinkable body. Great effort here. Best mild I have had.