Mystery Brewing Company

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English Pale Mild Ale
Ranked #28
Ranked #41,722
3.36 | pDev: 16.37%
Mystery Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 19
Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can.
Dark red-brown body with a weak head.
Lots of toffee and some brown bread in the nose, along with some earthy English hops The flavor follows but with more complexity including notes of roasted nuts and a hint of Bowen sugar in this mildly bitter ale.
Medium-light body and carbonation.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Unlabeled sample bottle from the brewery.

A- From a gentle pour comes a light brown color with a giant three inch tan head that retains well before popping away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Sudsy semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Yeasty, musty aroma with some slightly sweet bready malt. There's a very earthy funk to it that's actually a bit off-putting.

T- Toasty malt plays off a slight hop bitterness and the yeast is more enjoyable in the flavor. Smooth and light but flavorful.

M- As with others from this series of sample bottles, it's overcarbonated. Body is leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Pretty representative of the style and decently tasty. I just hope that they have their bottle conditioning under control for the beers that are being sold on the shelf.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.11/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Malt forward aroma with nutty caramel notes along with hints of toasty breadiness. Hop aroma is quite low. Sweetness from the grain used as well.

Appearence is dark copper color medium clarity. Long lasting fluffy off white tanish head.

Taste has classic characteristics of English mild. Nutty, bready toffee notes with slight bitter aftertaste. Bitterness from hops present and somewhat balances the sweetness of the malt but not overpowering.

Mouth feel is where it drops. Carbonation too high and gives a prickly sensation. Medium low bodied beer with bitter/sweet sensation left in the mouth.

Overall I really enjoy this beer. The carbonation needs to be toned down a bit and I think more English malts need to be used. The balance can be tweaked a bit giving it a smoother, sweeter finish that traditional English milds have.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, amber-copper coloring, with a ton of carbonation throughout the body, and a low profile, fluffy, bubbly, off-white head. Aromas of tangy caramel and roasted toffee forward, with some sugary sweet highlights and woody notes. Aromas are a bit muted. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with a blast of rich, tangy sweet toffee, bordering on sugary, with some darker caramel undertones. Subtle roast and bitterness in the tail end, but overall cloyingly sweet. The body is light and somewhat effervesced by the steady flow of carbonation. The aftertaste is more of the roasted and rich characteristics that have been present throughout. The finish is light, a bit crisp, and the sweet characteristics do hang out quite a bit.

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Photo of oberon
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I havent't had a Mystery brew in awhile so I figured this mild would go well on a cold rainy afternoon at home today.Poured into an impy nonic a burnt orange tinged copper color with a large blooming head wich wasnt expected,maybe a bit over carbonated wich shows up more in the feel,nice color though.Aromas are alittle yeasty with some brown sugar and caramel standing out,the yeast seems to be a little heavy handed here.The carbonation makes for some prickly feeling in the mouth and for some burps right away after swallowing.Flavors are pretty good for the style with some caramel toffee flavors and earthy hops that do stand out wich is nice,again the yeastiness is a little heavy handed.Not bad but it seems a little outta whack for the style,for the record I think Mystery makes some really good stuff but this needs some tweaking...in my opinion.

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Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 19 ratings