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Mild At Heart - Wandering Star Brewing Company

Mild At Heart
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86
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%


Brewed by:
Wandering Star Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
‘Dark Mild’ English style session beer with the ABV and color of an Irish Stout but a nuttier, softer mouthfeel from crystal and chocolate malts, and a finishing dryness from aroma hops. Brewed for drinkability to extract the maximum complexity and flavor from a relatively ‘light’ beer, warm fermented to accentuate dark fruit and roast malt notes. Conceived for cask and perfect served as a Real Ale. Hopped with Cluster and Perle.

29 IBU

(Beer added by: metter98 on 04-27-2011)
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Drop Off Service in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear yet almost opaque very dark amber in color with some light amber and garnet red highlights along with a light amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall frothy beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts with some very light notes of chocolate.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some light notes of chocolate and just a hint of dark fruit (plum). Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is very easy to drink, is enjoyable, and as a result of the low ABV definitely a session beer. I really enjoy this style and there are just not too many options in it, especially made in the US - glad I found this one since I started doing full reviews (I previously "Had" it at a cask festival in late 2011).

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2013 21:23:23 | More by dbrauneis
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served cask style at The Madison Pour House in Albany, NY.

Served in a tulip, this beer is a chocolatey, dark brown-black. Small tight head present that lasts a good amount of time.

Light but pleasant roasted malt aromas. True to the dark mild style.

Tastes include light, pleasant roasted malts, nutty flavors, and toast.

Light cask-style carbonation, with a light to medium body. Feels really good to drink down. Very sessionable.

One of the best cask beers I've had. This style obviously really works.

Serving type: cask

02-22-2014 03:24:29 | More by GreesyFizeek
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nyrblue2

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-08-2014 21:07:42 | More by nyrblue2
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-26-2013 01:12:19 | More by Chugs13
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-09-2013 15:14:15 | More by MattXT
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-20-2013 20:52:24 | More by BGsWo22
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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-14-2013 06:41:20 | More by GRG1313
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-31-2013 22:08:44 | More by jcoulighan
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phishbone23

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-23-2013 17:00:05 | More by phishbone23
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-10-2013 02:00:30 | More by pknyc
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-29-2012 03:19:31 | More by gshackles
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Jammer42

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-17-2012 00:56:46 | More by Jammer42
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-29-2012 04:10:21 | More by CalebHiliadis
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buffcityx

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-12-2012 04:39:23 | More by buffcityx
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brentblack1

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-09-2012 02:11:34 | More by brentblack1
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-26-2012 16:08:39 | More by rolltide8425
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2012 18:11:06 | More by sailorastro
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a chocolate brown color and a modest cap that leaves a few strands

Smell: Roasty, with black bread, caramel and a hint of chocolate; over time, the caramel builds in intensity

Taste: Caramel and black bread, up front, with a bit if fruit and chocolate appearing in the middle; after the swallow, coffee flavors arrive though the finish re-affirms the caramel and black bread elements; interestingly, coffee lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A very interesting panoply of flavor; nice to see more breweries experimenting with the style

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 11:35:37 | More by brentk56
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BeeGinner

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-09-2012 19:27:31 | More by BeeGinner
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-04-2012 18:11:52 | More by vonnegut21
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/11/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts, some smoke, coffee chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with a hearty roasted malt character followed by a strong smokiness for the style. Then mild flavors of coffee and chocolate come in. The hops presence is mild but provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style with the added smokiness, this is a very solid beer to session with if you’re in the mood for a milder smoky beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2012 01:10:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
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tyjaman

New York

2/5  rDev -47.8%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-07-2012 02:12:52 | More by JedediahK
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Mild At Heart from Wandering Star Brewing Company
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