Mild Winter - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.08/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.
A: Clear, dark amber color with over one finger of diminishing off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Rustic toasted grain is fairly pronounced. British malt qualities add a layer of nuttiness, along with some restrained cooked fruit.
T: Begins off-dry, with brown malt that is soft and refined at first. Nutty and earthy flavors have a touch of herbal spice in tow. Flavors clean up some in the middle where minerality adds an edge that is accentuated by latent acidity. A fine thread of unctuous qualities stretch into the finish, where the profile changes again into nuanced baking spices, huskier toasted malt, scant black tea, and restrained bitterness.
M: Medium viscosity, slightly creamy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: Definitely not a winter warmer--this late-season ale follows the road less-traveled down the path of obscure English ales. It seems to be as much an English brown ale as it is a mild, but either way it is a mannered success. The flavor profile is well established, but its the small details that seem to shine brightest. It promises to serve well as a cooking ingredient, but it really deserves to be enjoyed by the glass.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2012 23:03:34 | More by beagle75
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