Beijing Black | Potbelly Brewery

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Brewed by:
Potbelly Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong dark mild, Mild but not Meek!!

Our latest award winning ale
Gold Award for best Mild at SIBA Midlands Beer Competition 2005
Awarded Gold as Champion Mild and Supreme Champion
In the SIBA National Beer Competion 2006
Best beer of festival - Leicester Beer Festival 2006

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 05-29-2006

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Sampled at the Royal Oak, Crick on the way back from the annual Wakefield CAMRA Belgium trip. Another recently formed Brewery; the “Potbelly Beijing Black” is listed at 4.4% ABV on the very colorful Pumpclip. Named after a breed of Pig, allegedly.

Appearance: Dark black body, which is a deep clear mahogany when held to the light. Tan colored head is reasonable and the conditioning is finely dissolved. Looks great and stronger than it is.

Nose: Roasted aromas, earthy soil and some burnt wood mix with dark chocolate in the finish.

Taste: Toasted malts with a dark chocolate quality .Dry middle with some hops to add to the bitterness. Smoked malt in the finish. Incredibly clean and unfettered, this brew is a veritable pleasure to sup.

Mouthfeel: Medium strength body with a light make-up that belies its stated alcohol. This just adds to the fact that a few pints of this one may creep up on you though.

Drinkability: Doesn’t quite feel like a 4.4% brew, more like say 3.6%, but the “slake thirst” factor is very high and it is a very simple brew to sink. I could manage a few of these with little hindrance.

Overall: Felt like a mix between a Schwarz Lager and an English Dark Mild Ale, very tasty stuff and incredibly quaffable I have to say. Something different and a great change of pace.

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Beijing Black from Potbelly Brewery
4.02 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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