Mild Winter | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Toffee color, dark bread aroma, caramel and rye flavor, medium-light body.

Added by botham on 08-17-2008

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Photo of plaid75
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Blind Tiger.

Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell consisted of a light rye spice with a touch of caramel.

The taste featured a dough malt with a heavy sweet malt. Some spicy hops cleaned up the flavor.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style and a touch too sweet.

Overall a tasty ale.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly clouded amber brown. Creme head. Nose is exactly what I would think a mild to be. Full enough rye/grain character. Flavor brings a hearty rye flavor profile. It doesn't obliterate my mouth, but it's pleasant enough. Feel is smooth on liquid and the carbonation is middle of the road with a slight nip at the tongue. Mmmmm. This is a nice rye. I could go for several of these on a cold, snowy, miserable night. Or any other time for that matter.

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a sample bottle dropped off today. Bottled on date was 10/31/08. Into the Two Brothers pint glass...

A - Light brown body with three fingers of head that left very attractive lacing. Good retention.

S - Rye is nice and spicy, very present in the aroma. Molasses and caramel sweetness are complimented by esters and a perfume hoppyness.

T - The entry contains nice caramel sweetness, with almond nuttiness and a nice toasted quality to the malt. The rye spiciness hit me immediately, and grew as I approached the swallow. Just a bit of balancing hops in the finish, leaving a nice, spicy and bready finish.

M - Plenty full, with very mild carbonation.

D - This is impressive. I hope it tastes this good with a little bit of time in the bottle. In a season full of spiced beers, it was very refreshing to try a beer going in a different direction. Everything a wonderfully balanced, with a nice, rich traditional malt complexity. Look forward to seeing this everywhere as the new winter seasonal.

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Photo of botham
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

on tap poured into a tumbler at the Clubourn brewpub in Chicago. pours a dark chocolate brown color with deep amber highlights and a single finger of light tan, creamy head that has great retention.

aroma is a good balance between caramel malt and light and aromatic hops, with a mild spiced character. a bit of the spice could be from the rye as well. light notes of chocolate and bready yeast form the base, with the malt and hop backbone showcasing most of the profile.

taste is mainly of caramel malt up front wih a touch of chocolate, along with a finish of smooth and coniferous hops. a malty base compliments a creamy profile well, along with great proportioning.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very smooth and creamy texture. a supurbly smooth finish compliments the malts, along with a creamy backbone. this brew is liquid gold in mouthfeel!

drinkability is great. this is a smooth and creamy brew with excellent drinkability. the rye imparts a subtle spiced quality, along with great balance from start to finish. a great brew from Goose Island Clybourn. cheers!

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Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 20oz imperial pint at Goose Island-Clybourn 7/7/08 Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served a deep, reddish brown mahogany color capped with a creamy and pillowy off white head.

S: Nice toasty aroma along with some caramel, citrus, spicy rye, and floral hops.

T: Tangy-toasty rye, bitter piney hops, black pepper, and a pinch of bitter dark chocolate. A slight citrus hop profile, as well.

M: Prickly and pretty oily. Dry, toasty, and peppery.

D: A very nice rye beer. It's certainly no Red's Rye or Cane & Ebel but it does what it needs to do in a pretty unfussy manner.

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Mild Winter from Goose Island Beer Co.
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