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Mild - Surly Brewing Company

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87
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 23
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 01-20-2008)
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Reviews by garymuchow:
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

On tap at World Street Kitchen
Dark brown leaning more towards blacks than reds. 1/4 to 1/2 inch head that settled out rather quickly.
Nice soft malt character with minimal hop character.
Taste is like a light well done english brown ale. Nice malt character and minimal sweetness. Soft balancing hopping. Fast finish.
Appropriately light body with ample carbonation.
Nice drink that went well with the food. Refreshing and tasteful. Acceptable bold for style.

03-27-2014 22:01:30 | More by garymuchow
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-11-2013 20:34:11 | More by ryancl
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Serving glass: Poured from tap into pint.

Appearance: Very dark mahogany with thin off-white head.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, smoke and caramel.

Taste: Espresso, chocolate, nuts, smoke and caramel. Fairly dry despite the relative lack of hops.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, light body, very dry finish.

Overall: Extremely drinkable and a decent amount of flavor and complexity. Brewers should make more beers like this. Damn you Omar and Todd, can this now!

03-20-2011 22:22:51 | More by bsp77
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-29-2012 04:25:32 | More by NilocRellim
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warmbier804

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-16-2013 21:52:25 | More by warmbier804
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

On tap at Brit's Pub in Minneapolis, MN. Served in a classic English pub glass.

Appearance: A very Dark brown with some ruby red and copper color. Solid two fingers of creamy off white head with decent retention and lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet and dark aroma of roasted malts with hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate, nuts, spice, oat, and a little citrus orange. Also some herbal hops in the mix. A pretty balanced aroma.

Taste: Roasty and somewhat sweet. Roasted caramel malts with good notes of toffee, nuts, oat, citrus orange, and a little rye like spice. Finishes with some nicely bitter and spicy earthy hops. Good balance of malts and hops. Tastes kind of like a more roasty version of Surly's Surlyfest.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and finishes fairly dry. Pretty rich feel for a smaller beer.

Overall: A very good take on the English Dark Mild. Pretty full flavored and hearty for a lower abv beer. Fairly easy to drink but not exactly a session ale to me. A very good beer overall.

02-14-2012 21:37:19 | More by MattyG85
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-18-2013 14:54:03 | More by roostor07
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-18-2014 02:05:25 | More by Shawner
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from tap at Brit's Pub in Minneapolis into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with thin white foam that faded fast and left minimal lacing.

Smell: Sweet malts, toffee, caramel with a little hops underneath. Has a good welcoming smell.

Taste: All about the darker malts with this one. Slightly sweet with big malty and biscuit flavors. Some brown sugar and caramel in the mix, as well as a little hops bite for balance. A good hearty malt flavor to this one.

Feel: Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Finishes smooth and a bit dry.

Overall: Good flavors with a low ABV makes this a great session beer. A good interpretation of the style. The extra hops flavors balance the big malts and make it a great easy-drinking brew.

02-02-2012 16:38:08 | More by ChopperSmith
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-19-2012 19:18:36 | More by Oboogie
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

On tap at Stub and Herbs, possibly the last Mild tap in the cities.

Basically and big-flavored beer with great drinkability. The aroma is pretty subtle, with toffee and roasted-caramel malts. That same caramel makes up the main flavor, with lighter caramel and toffee around it. As it fades into the aftertaste, the malt continues to develop turns into a creamier candy flavor. If I wasn't on a mission to try other new beers, I'd be ordering a second and third pint. Just like Surly's Bitter Brewer, it makes a lot of flavor out of a litter grain and then develops as you drink it.

Thank you Surly.

04-06-2008 22:07:22 | More by tempest
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plfahey

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

On tap at Grumpy's in Roseville, 3/24/11.

Appearance-Dark Brown with garnet highlights. Brilliant clarity. Modest off-white head with good retention.

Aroma-Malt-light coffee roast, toasted bread crusts, hint of chocolate, and light oaty aroma. Very faint earthy spicy hops. Some secondary biscuit and bread notes as well.

Flavor-Malt palate similar to the aroma-light roast, coffee, faint chocolate, and bread crusts. A little bit of acrid malt in the finish along with medium low earthy hop flavors. Finish is dry from low hop bitterness and acidic roast.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Not bad, but a little thin-this would probably be excellent on cask.

Not bad, but like I said, a little thin on the palate. Milds were meant to be served from a cask, and this beer would certainly benefit from that treatment. Nonetheless, quite drinkable and at 4% alcohol, this is a pint you could stick with all night.

03-24-2011 22:54:32 | More by plfahey
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-13-2014 19:39:48 | More by Gonzoillini
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-27-2013 21:22:58 | More by aztraz
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-14-2011 12:43:31 | More by djschnabel
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kristenrae8

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-26-2014 20:55:00 | More by kristenrae8
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-29-2014 15:24:47 | More by Eaglefan344
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deadbody

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-19-2013 15:24:27 | More by deadbody
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ElfKicker

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-02-2012 19:07:44 | More by ElfKicker
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-11-2014 02:10:52 | More by beersdmf17
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DrZeus10

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-07-2013 00:58:59 | More by DrZeus10
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DerekCarruth

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-16-2014 02:13:14 | More by DerekCarruth
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Yulles

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-14-2011 17:14:04 | More by Yulles
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Ctrauty

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-30-2013 02:10:00 | More by Ctrauty
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured on tap into a small snifter at Churchkey DC.

Looks like a simple pot of coffee was poured for me, A faint coffee brown head, falls pretty easiliy, leaving a good tan collar. Body is brown ale looking with red hues very see through and light sans the dark color.

Woah what's that smell! Just charring ripping pan roasting gravy and carbon I mean KARBON and malt dry grain. Toasty bread, light, airy. Give it up for the milds man! Scrape that pan it smells so good!

Taste brings that pan gravy and blackened char and husk. As like a mild so incredibly light bodied, but like a good one full of flavor that doesn't take away from the palate. There's some woody splintered action here, and even some faint mellow hop pine on the swallow, and even borderline "crisp".

So light and refreshing, so blackened dark and evil, I want to make gravy. Really dam good and fun, I feel like I could just pound this beer all day!

03-14-2012 00:37:58 | More by smakawhat
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Mild from Surly Brewing Company
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