Gutch English Style Mild Ale - Defiance Brewing Co.

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86
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Defiance Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mountaincoffee on 04-27-2014

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep garnet, ruby color with a two finger off white head that disappates quickly. Aroma shows sweetness with hints of caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Taste is similar with caramel, toffee, and more chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin with light carbonation. Overall a good example of the style and a drinkabke, sessionable brew.

Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & even better lacing

S: Pears, graininess, cereal notes, apricots

T: Pears, apples, faint grassy hops with a faint dry mineral dryness up front. Pear skins, dryness, faint cereal sweetness & leafy hops. Finishes fruity, dry, with a little bit of grassy hops

MF: Light/medium body with slight carbonation, carbonation picks once warm

Pretty drinkable & fairly spot-on style wise; just doesn't quite have the pop of flavors I used to get from British cask Milds, perhaps a bit high in ABV for the style, that doesn't concern me too much

Photo of TheCondor
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Side poured from a can into a US pint glass with standard vigor

Appearance - Pours a nice ruby red color, transparent, with a good two finger foamy head that recedes slowly throughout the drink and leaves respectable lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - As you can expect from a British style, everything is much more subdued than our American senses are used to. This has a light malty aroma, with a bit of sweetness and almost a buttery type smell.

Taste - Again, it is not an all out assault on your palate. Very well balanced between malts, a bit of sweetness, and some grains. Little hop bittering noticed, although I do believe it is there, just very subdued.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean, crisp, and smooth. Good sessionable beer because of the low ABV.

Overall - This is certainly worth a try, especially from a brewery in Hays. Very nice surprise. I would certainly recommend this beer, give it a shot!

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Really clear rich amber brown color. A light cream head dissipates to a spotted film of white. Light spots of lacing remain.

Aroma: Sweet roasted grains and barley dominate with a really sweet caramel and toffee behind all of the earthy grains.

Taste: Sweet, malty, and earthy with tea leaf tanginess in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly dry.

Overall: Well balanced and quite frankly, very flavorful.

Photo of Jayhawk
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just found out today that Hays, KS (or Hays America as locals sometimes say) had a brewery! As a caveat, I'm a fan of the English style bitters, mild ales, and pale ales.

Poured into a standard US pint glass (e.g., it's really only 14 ounces), and had a nice thick two finger heard which settled down to a pencil thick foam with nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell is mild and on the malty side with maybe some light toffee.

Taste is malty with very little hops noticeable. Bit of tea like astringency.

Mouthfeel is dry and light to medium body.

Overall, a really nice example of the style. I hope this new, small brewery doesn't go under as this is a very sessionable beer that will now be in my rotation of regular beers.

Photo of bigurb
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very tasty beer. Gives me gas.

Photo of rvitztum
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Full flavor and easy to drink.

Gutch English Style Mild Ale from Defiance Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.