Dark-Age | The Celt Experience

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Celt Experience
Wales, United Kingdom
theceltexperience.co.uk

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Elegant smooth chocolate and caramel body with a spice finish
Inspired by the tranquility of the myths of Avalon. King Arthur and Merlin histories emerge from ancient Pagan myths tracing dark ripples through shared legends.

Added by TMoney2591 on 08-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LantGladstone
2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

BBE Dec 2016. ABV 4% 500ml bottle from ales by mail


Appearance (Look) = 6%

clear dark brown/red

Smell = 24%
estery fruit


Taste = 40%
tastes like a typical english pub ale. not much going on. a bit water, some mild fruit. finishes bitter. perhaps slightly over hopped.


Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
watery

Overall = 20%

eh. not my favourite style but doesn't feel all that inspired. Interesting it has some detailed tasting notes on the bottle so that the drinker knows what s/he is supposed to taste.

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Photo of PaddyX21
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New one for me, picked up during my travels in Powys recently.

Smell: Very resinous, strong caramel/toffee/malt immediately on opening

Look: Cloudy pour, such that I read the label again to see if had missed the words 'bottle conditioned' anywhere, but nope - not that it bothers me personally but a brave choice as some will hate that. It says unfiltered, so I wasn't expecting bright, but I wasn't expecting opaque either!
Way over carb'ed for a mild so I've let it sit a while.
Dark brown, but I wouldn't say ruby, just brown.

Taste: Very very hop forward, almost no traces of malt in the mouth, despite it's colour, more like the trendies Black IPA's although less ABV. Roasty aftertaste, black malt.
IBU's clearly more than advertised, in the low to mid 30's.
Pine, something 'new world' about the flavour but can't put my finger on hops. Nothing delicate about them though...

Guess at least 80% pale malt, crystal in the smell although I can't taste it, and black malt fairly strong at the end. 85/10/5 perhaps.

Overall: For all that, quite a pleasant tipple, although almost the polar opposite to a Mild which is a shame, as it clearly says mild ale on the bottle and I enjoy milds.

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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Dentist666
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%

Poured into english pint.
Clear brown beer with fizzy tan head, big bubbles,retention is ok.
Smell is intense, nutty, too hoppy as for the style, coffee, dark fruits, caramel.
Taste is very bitter, similar to black IPA, nuts and coffee, mild and dry finish. Light body, good carbonation. Excellent and unexpectedly interesting representative of mild ales.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours with excellent clarity; dark red-brown; small semi-durable head; spotty lacing.

Aroma and Flavor are mild, as per style. Sweet malts, some dark fruit and earthy hops in the nose. The hops largely disappear from the taste, but leave the ale with a good sweet/bitter balance.

Feel: medium-light body and carbonation. A bit thin, as usual for style. Very smooth.

O: very good example of style.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Dark-Age from The Celt Experience
3.76 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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