overall
76
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style
Brewed by West Berkshire Brewery
Style: Mild Ale
Thatcham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional style, deliciously dark mild. Full of roast malt flavours coupled with a smooth mouth feel and gentle sweetness.

Winner of 16 national awards including Silver Medal Winner at CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 2013 (Mild) London and SE.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2017
Dark malts, dark fruits, prunes, caramel, molasses. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Grilled banana, dark fruits, blackcurrant, soft carbonation, medium bodied, light charred flavours in the dry and bitter finish. Cask at The Express Tavern, Brentford.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4396) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Bottle thanks to Richthevillan, cheers Rich. Black beer with residual head. Aroma of treacle, plum and nutty. Taste is sweet malts, nutty, some kvass notes and roasted malts. Medium bodied. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pretty dark brown pour with a thin tan head, aroma has some toffee along with bits of chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger (599) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Cask at PoW, Farnborough. Sour dough aroma. Darkest brown. Thin beige head. Sweet. Caramel. Chocolate. Nutty. A nut creme truffle. A sour milk creeps in. A hint of bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. Soft. Creamy textured. Long low key finish. To sum it up: yum.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzi (314) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20548) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Cask at the Alehouse - Reading. Pours deep brown-black with a thick, foamy beige head. Toasted dark sugars in the nose, some cocoa, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, a little sugary, with more dark fruits, plum, raisin, bread, chocolate. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Sweet finish with prominent dark malts, ripe dark fruits, berries, rich bread, mellow cocoa, ash. Nice mild.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (865) - Krakw, POLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Draught. Aroma is quite much nuts, roasted malt, a bit of coffee. Light bitterness. Smooth. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (2304) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Cask at Queens Head, Wokingham, 27th July 15. Dark copper brown, aroma is malty, sweet. Taste is fairly complex, lots of sweet malts, bready slight liquorice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
500ml bottle at home as West Berkshire Maggs Magnificent Mild BB Feb 2016, 3.8%. Black, decent foamy tan head, no lacing. Aroma is dates, cola, blackcurrant, soft background roast. Body is soft and foamy. Taste is soft roast, dark chocolate, toast, flat cola, raisin, dry with some metallics. Multifaceted, keeps you interested. Very good example of the style, and I will certainly revisit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit, slight sweetness. Nice one.


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