Mild - Surly Brewing Company
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Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.93/5 rDev +1%
On-tap at Grand Central Cafe in St. Paul on 4 April 2014.
Pours clear medium brown with orange tinges. One finger of off-white yellowish head, okay retention and lacing. Not bad, not amazing.
Smell is a little thin. Faint malts, like toasted wood, a touch of biscuit, and a light airy high-nose smell that I can't pin down.
Taste is rich and smooth. Malty, toasted, a bit of brown sugar. It's subtle, but I really like it.
Feel is excellent. Light body, medium-low carbonation that provides tingle up-front before relaxing to give the flavors the freedom to express themselves. IMO, high carbonation works well with robust flavors, and subtle flavors do better with lower carb. This definitely exemplifies that idea.
One of my favorite (non-sour) session beers. Smooth, subtle, flavorful, and well-crafted.
11-15-2011 02:58:24 | More by zeledonia
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
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
2.25/5 rDev -42.2%
The palate and finish of this ale are poor. Extremely thin, watery and flat. Flavor does not match the nose (which isn't too bad - chocolate, coffee, roasts) and wrecks the experience. Not a great product from a respected brewer. Pales in comparison quality wise to the rest of the Surly offerings. I realize it's intended as a different beast but let's be blunt and honest - if you tasted this blind you would not reach for it again. Meek would be a better name.
03-02-2011 03:59:40 | More by IgneousROX
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
Up for review is Surly Brewing Company's example of an English Mild. Poured cold into a pint glass. Nice Mild, just lacks the intricacies found in the finer Milds found over the pond. But a very nice session beer. Go get some, try it out for yourself.
02-22-2011 03:28:18 | More by rye726
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
Dark, brown on the edges. If there was any significant head, I missed it (was sitting away from the bar, and they made sure I had a full pint).
Malty, not super sweet, but a nice smell. Roasted barley for sure, and maybe some dryish smelling caramel?
Not too sweet, not too dry. a little toasty. No real hops, but very malty.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and heavy.
Drinkability: Good, but I don't know if it should be considered a session beer. I could see myself drinking way more Furious, though Mild would probably be a better decision as far as the ABV goes. A great high-taste, low alcohol sipper for a designated driver.
02-07-2011 03:47:35 | More by evanlarkin
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
Draft. Served at Cafe 28 on 1/31/11 for the celebration of 5 years of business. Poured into a snifter a darker caramel brown color with a nice 2 finger tan head, at first I thought I had been given Bender but the aroma/look soon made me realize I was given the correct beer. Not sure why I thought this was going to have a lighter look to it. The aroma is more pungent than I would have expected with a light roast coffee and chocolate nose. Medium/Light mouthfeel. Very robust flavor with the roast and coffee notes, some mild bitterness as well. Very flavorful and enjoyable. I really wish this was one that they did all year round.
02-01-2011 15:13:06 | More by kbutler1
4.5/5 rDev +15.7%
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL.
Aroma:Nicely malty and dark.
Appearance:Brown in color, ok head.
Taste:Tons of dark malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee. This tastes hugely malty.
Mouthfeel:Medium body, good carbonation.
Drinkability:Fantastic tasting beer, refreshing and flavorful. As a homebrewer, I find this beer reminiscent of prefermented wort.
08-15-2010 05:26:11 | More by fear025
Mild from Surly Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.