Vanilla Mild - Australian Hotel & Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Very dark reddish-brown, almost cola colour. Head is orange-tinged beige, lovely and creamy, fantastic retention. Looks great.
Bit of roasted malt on the nose, maybe a touch of vanilla with sweet cereal kind of notes. Touch of cocoa and maybe a slight metallic hint. Can't expect much from a mild, but what's there is nice.
Taste is a little bit dark, with lightly toasted grain, bit of barley and flaxseed, gets maybe a hint of vanilla on the back, but otherwise not a huge amount of vanilla character. Nicely sweet though, but with a good roasty malt balance. At the same time, smooth and very mild. Great overall palate with the line walked stealthily between flavour and quenchability. Goes to show you don't need to go big to make good beer.
Smooth, creamy. Where is this mouthfeel coming from? Obviously not full from 3.5%, but really pleasant texture.
As good a cleansing ale as you can get and a pretty good session ale. Maybe too sweet for me to quaff all night, but still a damn fine drop.
Serving type: on-tap
06-07-2012 06:55:28 | More by laituegonflable
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at the Paddy's Hop Harvest festival.
Pours a nice mild brown colour, hazed and slightly opaque, with a decent fine and creamy head of off-white. Fine carbonation that's present, but subtle, so you don't really notice it. Looks good.
Nose is smooth and mild, with vanilla coming through as a subtle creaminess, not the sharp orchid fragrance it can be. Slight rusty note to it gives some graininess—the two sit nicely together.
Taste is creamy and in some respects light, but with a caressing smoothness. Back is slightly nutty and creamy, with flavours of hazelnut praline and halva. The vanilla just smooths it all over, the base level of mild, creamy sweetness is all the beers on. Really pleasant.
Supremely drinkable and enjoyable, and my #1 pick of the festival. Smooth and supple, and really sessionable. Just plain good.
Serving type: on-tap
05-04-2012 03:49:41 | More by lacqueredmouse
Vanilla Mild from Australian Hotel & Brewery
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