Windsor & Eton Brew 477 Bostin’ Mild

Brewed by Windsor & Eton
Style: Mild Ale
Windsor, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Special.
Brew 477 is the second in our series of Collaborative Brews. This time Paddy has worked with one of his brewing colleagues from the early 80’s. Richard Harvey joined Bass Mitchells and Butlers at cape Hill Birmingham in 1975 when it was the world’s biggest Mild Ale brewery. Between them, Paddy and Richard believe that they have brewed more Mild therefore than any other working brewers. Since then Richard went on to work at Springfield brewery (Wolverhampton), Highgate (Walsall),Gibbs Mew, Hopback and Goddard’s (Isle of Wight) – all the latter positions as Head Brewer. He has also brewed in many other UK and foreign breweries including Graf Arco Brauerei in Bavaria. Richard and Paddy go on and on about Mild Ale- a retro style now but one of the classic British beers. “Bostin’ Mild’ (pronounced Moild) is a rich dark brown almost black, malty beer with distinct chocolate and burnt toast character. Easy drinking and thirst quenching but very satisfying. Brings a tear to the eye of all good Black Country fans! Only produced in cask (3.5% ABV) and is now available in PET bottles and minicasks and kegs via the brewery shop. This beer is also available from Goddards Brewery on the Isle of Wight

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18052) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Cask gravity at Reading Beer Festival 2015. Clear brown colour lasting bubbly beige head. brown malty aroma. Some hedgerow twiggy like flavour in the mouth. It’s OK. Bit thin. But ok mild. Some dryness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Cask at Maidenhead beer festival 2014. A dark brown/amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes malty, dark fruit, caramel, slightly roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Cask at Wenlock Arms, Old Street. Stewed beetroot, Old Ale notes. Sweet malt. Not the most dramatic. But then again, it is a Mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Gravity pour at Crystal Palace FC BF. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is light toffee, a little herbiness and toast. Lightish body, mild carbonation. Toast, light caramel, wet wood. A bit dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14025) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Cask gravity at CPBF 2014. It pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The nose is toasty, earth, cocoa, chocolate cake and dried fruits. The taste is toasty, earth, fruit cake, cocoa, roasted malt, decent bitterness, mild astringency and spice with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good condition. Nice mild.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Don’t think this was in the best condition. Toffee and raisin but quaffed pretty fast for something else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6375) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Cask at the Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill. Deep mahogany with a tight cream head and a bright copper gleam; aroma of treacle and molasses; taste of earthy malts, soft and with a slight sweetness; then a dry finish with burnt toast and some light caramel. A great reminder of a Midland mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
17th June 2013
Bree Louise. Clear deep amber beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate. Very mellow carbonation. Mellow malt, touch of dark character. Mild dark fruits and malt cream. Finishes smooth and lightly tangy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8482) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria 28/5/2013. Dark brown with a frothy, off-white head. Toasty malts, chocolate and hedgerow fruit aroma, with a touch of leafy hop. Flavour was sweetish and malty, with some more fruit and gentle finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7573) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Cask @ The Lyric. Medium amber small head. The nose is light chocolate, pine wood, a bit of burning pine cone, some red berries and twig. The taste is chocolate, more red berry jam, toasted pain au chocolate. Mild woody hop bitterness on the finish. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, solid.

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