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Mild Winter - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Mild WinterMild Winter

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884 Ratings
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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 33
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: botham on 08-17-2008

Toffee color, dark bread aroma, caramel and rye flavor, medium-light body.
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Goose Island
Mild Winter
5.6 abv

LOOK: Pours a clear dark amber, off white foam that recedes to nothing. Cola like bubbles crackling at the surface.

SMELL: Toasted malts, cinnamon, bread and some earthy hops.

TASTE: In the flavor, palatable hop bitterness upfront giving way to roasted malts and a light spicing. Tasty brew with the malts winning out over time and stands alone as a solid dark beer.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, finishes clean.

OVERALL: A sessionable winter offering that provides a good amount of flavor at a reasonable abv. Somewhere between a brown ale and winter warmer.

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Starts out with a very bitter bang, which seems to subside but returns in power for the aftertaste. A hint of fruity hops but mostly it's just the bitterness. Extremely thin. Starts with some roasted malt which provides a welcome warmth, but there is more of a mineral taste, some club soda, and a dirty finish. Burnt raisin toast.

Overall this is too bitter and way too strong to be anything but an "English inspired" Mild. Among my least favorite alleged Milds. From the 12 oz bottle.

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poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-dark amber colored with a 2 finger head that leaves a little lacing as it fades

S-some carmel malt and a bit of fruit

T-carmel, bread with some dark fruits and nuts

M-good carbonation with a somewhat dry nutty finish

O-good easy to drink beer while not spectacular very solid

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Mild Winter from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.