Rhinegeist Brewery

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Mild Ale - English Dark
Ranked #73
Ranked #37,368
3.69 | pDev: 14.36%
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 86 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, canned on 12/17/19, served in a tulip stout glass.

Appearance: Clear/bright dark brown, light tan head, good lacing.

Smell: Metallic, roasted malt.

Taste: Roasted malt, metallic, bitter, char.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a bit thin, but pretty close to style.

Overall / Drinkability: Pretty tasty overall and hit the style well. Went quite well with peanuts and M&Ms as I thought it might. Easily drinkable and would not mind having another one to wash down a meal.

Apr 17, 2020
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

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

Uncle brewed by Rhinegeist Brewery, with an ABV of 4.20% This English Dark Mild Ale pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer glass. The color an look of this brew reminds me of Cola, not saying that is a bad thing. The color is a nice deep brown color with a nice off white head. There is also some nice mirror lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with Roasted goodness. You pick up a lot of Roasted grains, malts and Hops. So far Uncle is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Rich with goodness. You first pick up on the roasted grains and malts. Then a nice slightly sweet, nutty flavors at the end. The body of Uncle is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice with lunch or dinner. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Uncle a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too.
Rhinegeist Brewery did a super nice job with this English Dark Mild Ale.

Mar 08, 2020
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Caveworm from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uncle English-style dark mild ale by Rhinegeist Brewery. Poured from the can into a pint glass, the head is three fingers thick and off-white, with webbed lacing, and a
clear deep brown body.

I smell carmelized malts, coffee, toffee, and a mild smokiness.

Tastes like the caramelized malts, coffee, and toffee with a very small touch of sweetness mid-pallate. A cleaner finish than I I figured would come with flavors such as these.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll go ahead and rate Uncle English-style dark mild ale with an overall 4.5. This is a very crushable selection by Rhingeist Brewery.

Mar 08, 2020
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Judgie from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 12/30/19 & poured into a tulip. Very dark brown with a thin tan head & light lacing. Smell is faint toffee & carmel, and the taste follows suit. Rather refreshingly light in flavor and thin in mouthfeel. I am very much a novice when it comes to this style so I wouldn't try to rate the beer as to the style. But Uncle makes me want to try more of this style albeit they are hard to find. Will probably purchase 6 more before they are gone from my area.

Mar 04, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz CANNED 12/17/19 (2 months ago) poured into a nonic pint glass at just above fridge temp 4.2% ABV per can label. The beer pours bright light brown with ruby highlights and light brown head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is faint nuts and toasted malt. The taste is more of the same with toasted malt, burnt sugar caramel, nuts and a mild earthy hop quality with little bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, very good. Amazing strength of flavor in a 4.2 ABV beer.

Feb 08, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at the brewery. It poured a clear dark amber with white head that left a very slight lace. The scent had grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with biscuit flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a decent beer.

Jul 05, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Nov 09, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%
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

Nov 05, 2017
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SaltofOH from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Mar 11, 2017
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Nov 29, 2016
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Nov 26, 2016
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BierRunner from Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Dec 18, 2015
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becktone from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eye: This beer is visually appealing. It pours a very nice light brown color with light orange, amber and ruby highlights. The pour on this beer(the last one in my growler) didn't produce quite as nice a head as all the others did, but hey, the growler has been open for a couple hours. I remember the head as being frothy and, picture perfect.

Nose: Nice aroma on this one. Its dead on for the style. This beer has a nice toasty, grainy, and biscuit like aroma. Slight caramel undertones, but nothing that is cloying or overpowering. Very clean yeast profile. This one is all about the malt. Well done!

Tongue: Toasty, hints of caramel, grainy-again perfect, dead on for the style. Hops are there in just the right amount to support and balance out this beer. Body is light as is the carbonation which is appropriate. This is definitely a session beer that I'll be coming back to. Really one of the best beers I've had in a while. I wouldn't suggest changing anything about this beer. Its quite perfect the way it is.

Drinkability: This is one to check out. Great local brewery that is doing it right making excellent beer. One that I'll definitely be coming back to. If you are in Cincinnati, check out this brewery, it is well worth it.

Jul 07, 2013
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