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Mild Winter - Goose Island Beer Co.

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84
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861 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 28
Gots: 25 | 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:
Toffee color, dark bread aroma, caramel and rye flavor, medium-light body.

(Beer added by: botham on 08-17-2008)
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sck419


5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-29-2012 19:24:22 | More by sck419
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

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

11-29-2012 10:54:24 | More by tvv375ia
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Grey head, moderate retention on a ruby/mahogany body. Aroma includes caramel malt with some light roast, some raisins, a hint of coffee and some candi sugar. Taste includes light coffee, some fig and some candy sugar sweetness. Very easy to drink, no objectionable flavors and should be appealing to most people.

11-28-2012 03:53:46 | More by KickbacksSteve
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ajkiser12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-27-2012 19:47:31 | More by ajkiser12
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%

A - Pours a dark mahogany/amber color with small, 1 finger off white head.

S - Malty, light dark fruit, caramel, and nuts.

T - Lots of bready and caramel malt up front, a tinge of sweetness on the backend. Unoffensive and unremarkable.

M - Smooth, but robust and full

Overall - A decent beer here. Nothing incredibly special, but it does the trick.

11-26-2012 18:11:50 | More by BeerBuckeye
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JALIEN

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-25-2012 23:30:45 | More by JALIEN
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jmponder

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-25-2012 23:01:08 | More by jmponder
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-25-2012 21:34:56 | More by grubefresh
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beergoot

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Excellent dark amber body with a very thick, very sticky head; beautiful rings down the glass. Faint malt and grain aroma; bread-like; equally faint rye spiciness. Slightly nutty, slightly roasted grain flavor with a strong, lingering hop bitterness. Medium body, smooth, clean.

Mild malt sweetness and a tad too much bitterness throughout. Good though slightly underwhelming.

11-25-2012 20:06:34 | More by beergoot
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-25-2012 05:28:54 | More by ferrettman687
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured right from the bottle with a VERY dark amber colour. Cream coloured fizzy head that died down; it didn't last more than a few sips. Nothing overpowering in the smell of the taste of the beer, except maybe a slight burnt taste/smell. No predominant malt or hop taste... pretty average. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

Would I buy it again? Probably not.

11-25-2012 05:11:28 | More by NilocRellim
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-24-2012 21:52:10 | More by sweisel80
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gopens44

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-24-2012 20:42:53 | More by gopens44
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-24-2012 18:58:10 | More by Gww1864
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spamages

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-24-2012 17:43:29 | More by spamages
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

served on-tap @ Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours the color of maple syrup, if not the consistency of it. 3/4 of a finger of cream colored head.

The aroma is pretty close to what a dark mild should be. Toffee notes, brown sugar notes, English ale yeast. But there's a couple of American wrinkles here: the green hop notes and the rye malt. It's far spicier than a typical English Dark Mild would ever be.

Which means that this doesn't end up tasting very much like a true dark mild. Pity, because I was in the mood for one. But I like the toasty, spicy rye and how it matches up with the smoother, more traditional malt flavors. The hops end up being welcome as a compliment to the rye.

The mouthfeel is too carbonated for an English beer style, but it doesn't detract from the beer. It makes this beer even more of a versatile pair with burgers or a rich risotto. Overall I like this beer, I'd be happy to down a pint or three at my neighborhood bar.

11-24-2012 17:22:47 | More by Reaper16
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-23-2012 17:26:02 | More by enelson
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mkrass

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-22-2012 19:27:44 | More by mkrass
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-22-2012 18:10:41 | More by mendvicdog
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-22-2012 15:07:52 | More by mdillon86
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

Almost two fingers of lightly tanned head. Clear, but not transparent, brown colored body.
Smell is roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Really nice.
The taste is bitter beginning, roasted malt sweetness, solid chocolate ending.
Texture tends towards silky, low carbonation and medium body.
A good winter drinker.

11-22-2012 02:24:31 | More by Fatehunter
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-22-2012 00:52:38 | More by MidwestBA
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-21-2012 18:41:04 | More by ejimhof
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TerryB

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-20-2012 18:56:29 | More by TerryB
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

11-20-2012 13:05:38 | More by crobinso
Mild Winter from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.