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Uncle | Rhinegeist Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
rhinegeist.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by becktone on 07-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,888
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
68
pDev:
15.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Suspended at the perfect flavor spread between the standard and fresher English mild ale and the sweeter British southern brown ale, the full flavor but mild body doesn't have anyone crying uncle around here.

But Uncle pours a slightly hazy saturating brown ale with bronze lowlights for the Rhinegeist team. Its foamy blanket of froth greets the nose with chocolate, coffee, nutty and toffee scents along with a light woodsy floral nature. Is taste is a surprisingly robust sweetness of caramel, toffee and light molasses as its toasty and savory malts trend masculine yet controlled.

As the ale unfolds on the middle palate, its sweetness slowly releases. In doing so, the toasty remnants of malt remain and reinforce the beer's more robust flavors. Coffee, cocoa and nutty nuances emit from the grains and await a broadly bitter balance that brings a sight woodsy late palate of chicory, moss and pecan. All the while a soft estery presence shares stone fruit and apple that lurks in the recesses of taste.

Medium bodied but drinking lighter and highly sessionable, the dark ale has a luscious upfront taste but trails into a medium length aftertaste of toast, nutty and earthy bitterness with mild suggestions of tobacco and pecan looming.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives the color of ice tea with a modest head that leaves a strand or two

Smell: Toasted malt with a hint of toffee

Taste: Toasted malt forward, with hints of toffee providing a sweet edge; earthy hops add some balance, through the middle, with the malts returning in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I always seek out a Mild if I see it on the tap list and this is a nice version

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Photo of DieselDave54
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled on 2/26/17. Nonic pint.

A: pours a clear, very dark reddish or medium brown with ruby hints. Two fingers of sandy head and very active carbonation - surprising for a two week old growler! Little lacing, retains a thick ring around the edge. Seems over carbonated for the style.

S: dark, toasty malts. Colombian coffee; nutty.

T: Toasty, crisp and clean. Lingering roasty malt. My last growler was a Brett beer, and I don't think I got it completely eradicated; there's a little sourness/funk. A little earthy or red apple skin English hop on the finish, but this is clearly a malt-driven affair. This would be killer with food. Nutty roast notes linger lightly on the finish. Pretty spot on.

M: medium to light bodied, with some slight slickness and very active carbonation. I drank 16 oz. in about a minute. Exceptionally refreshing. So I know this is way overcarbonated for the style, but this is the richest sub 5% beer I believe I've ever had. So I'm giving it some extra credit in this category.

O: I love English brown ales, and heard about this two years ago, and wanted to try it but the time was never right. It is a summer beer, and I can see why; this would be perfect for playing cards on a rainy August day. Absolutely worth trying, and I will continue to seek it out when available. My only knock would be that it is a mild; at 3.8%, it goes down easily and feels lightweight. I'd probably pick a 6% brown ale before this 8 times out of 10. The only other dark mild I've had is Ghettoblaster, and I think this is better.

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: brown caramel body with a little light escaping very little head was chunky and off white.

S:Mild is right hardly any nose at all maybe some light coffee faintest hints of malts.

T: light malts lots of grain corn hints of coffee.

M: medium bodied slight carbonation bite.

O: very easy drinking beer I can't really see where the Coffee comes in but it's a good beer.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of four beers in a flight which included a 11%+ barrel aged scotch ale...and this baby held its own and more. Pretty amazing beer especially at a sub-4% ABV. Couldn't tell you much about the color other than it was brown. Light head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee grounds, nutty, earthy. Taste is toasted nuts, roasted malt, caramel, light roast coffee, toffee. That earthy nuttiness is the prize amidst a nice overall flavor profile. Finishes crisp and clean without a ligering bitterness. Stand out beer from the brewery.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.7/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crewfan1952
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lynn
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BierRunner
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I know nothing about this style. However, this is a very nice beer. I could drink many of these. Very clean clear look and not much nose. Taste toward the malty side but not sweet. It doesn't lean bitter either. Just a nice clean finish. Drinking this at the Brewery, which always makes beer taste better, but I would recommend this very approachable beer to anyone.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of George1005
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Oldkentman
4/5  rDev +9%

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Uncle from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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