Mild At Heart | Wandering Star Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wandering Star Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
wanderingstarbrewing.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
‘Dark Mild’ English style session beer with the ABV and color of an Irish Stout but a nuttier, softer mouthfeel from crystal and chocolate malts, and a finishing dryness from aroma hops. Brewed for drinkability to extract the maximum complexity and flavor from a relatively ‘light’ beer, warm fermented to accentuate dark fruit and roast malt notes. Conceived for cask and perfect served as a Real Ale. Hopped with Cluster and Perle.

29 IBU

Added by metter98 on 04-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,448
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
52
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
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3
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3
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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can...

A: dark, opaque brown; almost black with a thin tan head.

S: light roasted malts and chocolate

T: roasted malts, light chocolate, dark fruits, and ends a bit smokey with a touch of hops to balance it out

M: very smooth, lightly carbonated. Would be the perfect on cask.

Overall: this is a very smooth drinking and flavorful beer. Best to drink at a slightly warmer temp to bring out even more of the flavors.

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Every sip was different. Went from malty to chocolaty to coffee to... just kept moving! Fabulous!

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served cask style at The Madison Pour House in Albany, NY.

Served in a tulip, this beer is a chocolatey, dark brown-black. Small tight head present that lasts a good amount of time.

Light but pleasant roasted malt aromas. True to the dark mild style.

Tastes include light, pleasant roasted malts, nutty flavors, and toast.

Light cask-style carbonation, with a light to medium body. Feels really good to drink down. Very sessionable.

One of the best cask beers I've had. This style obviously really works.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Drop Off Service in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear yet almost opaque very dark amber in color with some light amber and garnet red highlights along with a light amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall frothy beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts with some very light notes of chocolate.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some light notes of chocolate and just a hint of dark fruit (plum). Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is very easy to drink, is enjoyable, and as a result of the low ABV definitely a session beer. I really enjoy this style and there are just not too many options in it, especially made in the US - glad I found this one since I started doing full reviews (I previously "Had" it at a cask festival in late 2011).

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Mild At Heart from Wandering Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 52 ratings