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Community Dark Mild Ale - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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Community Dark Mild Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 06-28-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

indy351, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

cwd, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

bzach, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nearly black with dark ruby highlights. Tan head, with thick, heavy lacing. Very nice!

Nose chocolate-like, with sweet and roasty malt tones. Again, pleasing.

Tastes similarly roasty, with a touch of burnt chocolate. Very tasty, full flavored and sessionable. Top!

secondtooth, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tmneyer, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Tittles, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

dmorgan310, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MidloRapid, Jul 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

mtrain237, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

gunclubchris, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

mcorwin, Nov 15, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm not normally a fan of mild ales, but I tried this on recommendation of a trusted friend. Very impressed.

A- At first glance, this brew appeared to be solid black. Much like a porter or stout. But, when held up to the light, the tiniest glimmer of light made it's way through. Mocha colored head with wonderful retention and lacing.

S- Roasted malts up front. Dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, and a hint of sweet malts.

T- Sweet chocolate malts, hazelnut, and toasted notes up front quickly followed by a coffee-like, pleasant, roasted character. Possibly some vanilla in the aftertaste.

M- Very creamy yet very light-bodied. Perhaps the most appealing quality of this beer.

I'll definitely return for another.

Jishguy, May 23, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at brewpub.

Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium body and soft carbonation. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations were met with a good drinkable brew.

tmoneyba, Feb 21, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

This beer lives up to its name quite nicely. Lovely dark appearance under a small light tan head. Smell is mild malt and mild hops, and the taste follows the smell precisely: fine, light chocolate maltiness and a decent bread-dough flavor. Mouthfeel is nice and round, and is the best feature of this made-for-a-session beer. Very drinkable.

ColoradoBobs, Aug 18, 2008
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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was served cool in a tulip pint at the brewpub in New Albany.

A - Very dark brown w/ almost no light passing through the shade of deep mahagony w/ a head so thin it is like an eclipse.

S - Deep roasted malt odors w/ tinges of malasses and very faint cherry-like scents and subtle cocoas and coffee aromas.

M - Vry much in the English tradition of low carbonation, subtle flavors that are sweet and robust w/out any overtly bitter or off. Smooth and deep complexity, finished very gently but notes of fruit and malt linger.

T - Very flavorful w/ a nice plum fruitiness and cool coffee-like earthy cocoa flavor. The taste has a hazelnut mild roast taste and just well rounded w/ light hop spice and caramel-like waves of English toffee sweetness.

D - This should be more available as a style. Session worthy, flavorful and intense in the way that rest notes accentuate the solos in jazz. I have loved this style for a while and NABC has this one nailed. It makes me want to brew a mild even more when I taste one as well mades as this. It has custard smoothness and truffle like depth that lingers - just top notch.

Slatetank, Apr 14, 2008
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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a great english mild, similat to the nut brownish style

really though, it's a light bodied, but dark colored ale, with a hint of malty sweetness and a certain poundability

great on draft if you're planning on having a few, pretty low alcohol, great body with good flavor

WHOLEBEER, Aug 04, 2006
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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another pleasure to drink. Reminescent of a German Schwatzbier. The bready and yeasty flavors and aromas that I expected, along with moderate barley malt sweetness. Throw in a mild black malt flavor without any graininess. Light molassas and walnut flavors and perhaps a hint of chocolate. The texture is light and airy to the mouth and leaves a light black malt bitterness. Never chalky or charcoal-like. But, with other Albanian brews, the carbonation is very low and has a disapointing foamstand and lacing. Otherwise, a joy.

BEERchitect, Oct 25, 2005
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Community Dark Mild Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.