Mild At Heart | Wandering Star Brewing Company

BA SCORE
73.1%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 52 ratings
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:
#17,473
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
52
Liked:
38
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.04%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of darioism
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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Photo of vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of andylipp
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Good Life, Massapequa Park, New York.

Poured a dark brown hue with a half finger frothy off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured elements of cocoa and brown bread with a grassy hop.

The taste consisted of a grainy toasted malt with a touch of roasted grain resulting in a robust charcoal and dry cocoa flavor. Good herbal hop as well.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a dry finish.

Overall a very tasty mild. A lot of flavor packed into a small package.

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Photo of rudzud
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a deep dark roasty brown color with a half finger creamy white head that fades to leave medium lacing and a nice thin blanket.

S - Very much like a porter in that it has a rich and creamy toasted malt aroma with super faint hips. Mostly deep and dark malts.

T - again not sure of this symbolizes an english dark mild but the flavoring is very porter like. good strong roasted malts with light chocolate notes. Chocolate and dark roasted malts

M - Nice and creamy yet again like a porter. Stuff is highly addictive as the flavor profile along with the smooth mouth makes this a must drink.

O - Overall I really like this dark mild. Nice appearance and good roasty flavors. Really really enjoy this and would like to have a few bottles of it.

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Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Armsby Abbey

Very light fizzy head, super dark molasses brown beer.

Nose had light brown toasty malts, brown sugar, sweet malts, crystal malts and caramel, toffee, very light chocolate and hint of roast, light nutty.

Taste had nice mild brown malts, toasty nutty, light sweet caramel and toffee, crystal malts, light creamy, touch of chocolate and roast, very mild hop addition, light and drinkable with darker flavorful malts. Finishes a bit sticky with lingering darker malts, sweetness but drier.

Body is slightly lighter bodied, a bit creamy decent carb.

Overall pretty good, drinkable and tasty, nice malt profile, hint of hops, despite being light it has a nice dark malt presence, nicely done.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
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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Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask at d.b.a., Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color and poured with a thin beige head that slowly died down and left some lacing covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: Flavors of roasted malts are also present in the taste, although they aren’t quite as strong as those in the smell. Notes of dark fruits are also noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with no perceptible carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and is rather sessionable, especially given its low alcohol content.

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Photo of dbrauneis
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BeeGinner
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nmitsthefish
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

I had this beer on tap at The Good Life thanks to BOBPINCH666 & emdawg. Served in a standard pint glass.

L - black liquid with a beige head that thinned out after a while.

S - roasted malt aroma.

T - roasted malt upfront slowly leading to light bitterness as it finishes, very tasty.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation, easy to drink.

O - this was my 1st dark mild and I quite enjoyed it, but not as much as the company I was with!

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Mild At Heart from Wandering Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.1% out of 100 with 52 ratings
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