The Benz - Summer Wine Brewery
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4.22/5 rDev 0%
On cask at The King's Head in Huddersfield, England.
This beer definitely plays with one's expectations. I asked the barkeep for the darkest beer they had on tap, and I was given "The Benz." I never would have guessed this was a mild. In fact, as I was drinking it, I actually assumed it was a porter. It was only after the fact when talking further to the bartender I learned otherwise.
The beer pours a deep black with shades of red. There is a nice thick head that lingers throughout the entire glass.
The nose is full of plums, malts, and a wonderful hop aroma. Very strongly dry-hopped, the hop smells mix perfectly with the fruit.
The taste is simply fantastic with an ideal balance between hops and malts. A much stronger hop presence than I would have expected, but I would never describe this as bitter. A fruity malt profile dominate the palate.
Overall a wonderfully designed beer that redefines - for me, at least - my notion of a mild. I would highly recommend this ale to anyone; I've already had several!
08-13-2011 08:31:41 | More by rinhaak
The Benz from Summer Wine Brewery
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