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Brewed by:
Partizan Brewery
United Kingdom (England)

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 03-10-2014

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10
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Photo of BlazerT
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Deep brown with white, big head. Good asting and medium lacing. Very chocolate aromas, some coffee. Taste is medium to high bitter, herbal, some roasted malts flavours - mainly chocolate. Light to medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation. Long and bitter finish. Very complex and interesting beer.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

An interesting blend of coffee chocolate tastes, mild so very rarely works outside of cask, same here, still tasty though.

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Photo of jroof1
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of MikeKSmith
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried on-tap at the brewery in Bermondsey on the Beer Mile.

Pours an amber-red colour, deep and quite clear in the glass. Body is light, but pleasant enough. Head is a yellow-beige/taupe colour, coarse but persistent, leaving sudsy, complex lace. Carbonation is fine but minimal. Looks pretty good all up.

Weird spice characters come through on the nose—smells like a Thai restaurant. Sweet caramel, malty roast and some pepper. There's also a honey sweetness that sticks around and an odd creaminess. Interesting at least.

Taste is clean and mild for the most part, but things come and go at least. There's a mild toasty sweetness on the front, and a frothy spicy character that builds up on the mid-palate. Some roast marks the back, but by then the palate has dropped out a lot leaving it clean but empty.

Feel is pretty weak—which is disappointing.

Easy enough to drink. Carbonation is coarse though, which makes it a bit much. It's not bad, but I had at least one better beer from Partizan on this visit.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at the Craft Beer Co Covent Garden. Great stuff - sweet, bready and caramel malts, hints of booze and raisins too. Hints of bitter hops just reign in the sweetness.

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Photo of MetalCath
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

X-Ale from Partizan Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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