Zymaster Series No. 2: Mark's Mild | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drabmuh on 08-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Offa
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent dark mild.

Dark red-brown copper, it has a medium off-white head slowly shrinking and a tiny bit of lace.

Aroma is nice, rich, caramelised toast, dried fruit, hint of brown sugar.

Taste is similar, a strong character of lightly earthy caramelised toast with some dark dried fruit. It is mild, no real bitterness being detected, but it is not very sweet, either, and it has nice, full character and body. Feel is nice.

It is highly drinkable, a very good session beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of scottfrie
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Final Gravity.

A: Nutty amber body with a finger of dense, soft looking cream colored head that faded into a fuzzy film. Great sheets of lace were left down the glass after each sip.
S: Sweet and fruity nose with hints of apple juice and bready malts. Overall a light nose.
T: Mild flavors of crackery malt, lightly sweet fruit juice, biscuit dough and hints of red grapes. The finish is quick with a mild malty sugary aftertaste. Very low key and smooth.
M: Medium body, velvety carbonation, soft, smooth, clean, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.
O: Anchor does it again. Tough style for people to get behind but this drinks extremely well. I wish more local breweries made beers like this.

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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear dark copper with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some slight caramel aromas. Taste is of toasted malt and grain and some slight caramel flavors. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and very easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac (Prado location) in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark amber-hued body, clear, and with a half-inch of off-white foam.

Smell: Fruitiness forward, apple mainly, followed by charred breadcrusts, roasted grain, and a little bit of dark brown sugar.

Taste: Roasty, toasty malts with a hefty pinch of brown sugar lands on the tongue simultaneously. Lightly herbal quality, just enough bitterness to be had. Scant fruitiness of apple, raisin. Lowly fruity, malty finish that leisurely dries out.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Now drink up and enjoy. (By that I mean, I will drink up and enjoy.) Sorta seemed like a Brekle's lite.

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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Co. on Aug. 17, 2012 (for $5?), in San Diego. Poured an amber, reddish brown with about one finger (when I got it) of grayish tan head. Looked good on the top. Average retention on the way down.

Smelled chocolate milk, cocoa, caramel and toffee. Very malty.

Tasted a lighter version of the smell. Got toffee, caramel and chocolate milk, all light. Very smooth ending.

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Smooth, abrupt finish. Went down nicely. Was surprised how much was gone before I knew it.

A good way to start the night. This beer was nice and smooth. I would have it again. My slight cold may have hurt or helped this rating as well.

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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Churchkey served in a snifter. Beer is brown and clear with a tan head, one finger, mild retention, low carbonation, no lacing.

Aroma is sweet, caramel, mild.

Beer is almost holiday spicy in a way, light in body, sweet, burned sugar, nice caramel, sweetness. Overall a nice beer but it falls a little flat. The finish is mildly unpleasant with a roasty grainness that makes me not want to drink a lot of it. Low in alcohol at least but not a repeat.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Zymaster Series No. 2: Mark's Mild from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 39 ratings