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Mild Winter - Goose Island Beer Co.

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877 Ratings
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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 30
Gots: 26 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Texasfan549, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Stinkypuss, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MN_Beerticker, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MarkyMOD, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Axnjxn, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of mactrail
2.93/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Quite attractive in the Duvel tulip with a generous sudsiness that makes the first gulp a mouthful of foam. Dark brown in color with virtually no lacing in the glass.

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.

mactrail, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of poopsmitherson
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

poopsmitherson, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of circus_cat
4/5  rDev +8.4%

circus_cat, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of bralston345
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

bralston345, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

aboji, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of RichardMNixon
3/5  rDev -18.7%

RichardMNixon, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

nmann08, Nov 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JakeDebus, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of larebear
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

larebear, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of sck419
5/5  rDev +35.5%

sck419, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of tvv375ia
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

tvv375ia, Nov 29, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

KickbacksSteve, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

BeerBuckeye, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

JALIEN, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jmponder, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

grubefresh, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

beergoot, Nov 25, 2012
Mild Winter from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.