Gutch English Style Mild Ale | Defiance Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Defiance Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
defiancebeer.com

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mountaincoffee on 04-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Stofko1992
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.92/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Opened the can and was presented with a giant gusher, about half the beer poured out without even moving the can. After this subsided I poured into a narrow pint glass: color is hazy amber, off white head with fine bubbles some lacing on the glass.

Smell is a little hot or estery, neutral mild malt notes, hint of toffee.

Taste is dry, a little biting, then some mild malt with light toffee and nuttiness.

Mouthfeel is dry, that light estery bite comes throughout, then lighter sweetness.

Overall, since I lost half the beer just for opening I was a bit disappointed. The aroma, flavor, and presence all had indications of an overcarbonated beer from possible incomplete fermentation. Mild ale notes were present but a little hidden from the gusher.

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Photo of TonyTwins
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Despite a gentle pour, this beer came gushing into the glass, resulting in a copper/tan color with a 2 inch head. Smell is of grains, some malts. Taste is malts, apples, some grains, a bit dry at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of beergoot
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber body topped with a very thick, rocky head; rings of lacing along the glass. Notes of toffee and toasted grains fill the aroma; nutty; some sweetness to things. The taste mirrors the smell qualities; low-key hop bitterness. Medium body; warm with a mostly dry finish overall.

A nice find in a little liquor store in Abilene, Kansas. One finds this beer to be malty and well-rounded with a warm, nutty quality to it. Very good...

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Photo of pweis909
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There's some nice flavor in this beer. The toasty notes with light chocolate and a touch of toffee are in sync with a slight residual sweetness. It comes across to me not quite dessertlike, maybe more like breakfast. These interest notes fade to a less interesting, neutral finish that ultimately does what it should - dry out my mouth to prepare it for the next sip. The role of hops in here is strictly bitterness, it seems, succeeding to tame perceptions of sweetness. To use the b word, this is nicely balanced. I'd like to see more like this

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Photo of Bear1964
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L : Pours a deep honey blush with a 3 finger popcorn colored head. Opacity is 10%.

S : Lots of toffee, caramel malts, floral, fresh barley, light grass. A very clean yet robust aroma.

T : A bit of sour brown sugar or burnt caramel to start, with some toasted barley and tea. The toasted barley wins out at the end, finishing slightly roasty with more of those tea notes.

F : Creamy and tight, nice profile here with tons of carbonation to spare.

O : Mild in character, robust in flavor. Not a bad ale, I'd probably give this a whirl again sometime.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer is way better than its ratings on here, its one of the better canned examples of an english mild ale i have had in a long time, and really fills a niche i think. clear amber in color with an airy inch of off white head that slowly settles. the nose is english malts, more hops than is common for the style, and a nice breadiness that is dry and grainy rather than sweet and caramelized. i really like the flavor here too, more nutty and earthy than sweet, but still fully flavored by the malt. the hops are more than just bittering too, they provide a dried hay sort of rustic nature to this, and the english ale yeast, as mild and cleaned up as it is in here, still dries this out nicely and provided the classic finishing flavors that belong in a beer like this. there is a great lightness about it, dry and well carbonated and not even quite a medium body on it. super easy drinking, great when ice cold but still very good at room temperature. i have not had a lot of beers from these guys, but i sure appreciate and admire a brewery who can nail a classic style down so well like this. quality product here no doubt.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Penrodeo
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ductape28
2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of arc3636
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very good, session beer

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & even better lacing

S: Pears, graininess, cereal notes, apricots

T: Pears, apples, faint grassy hops with a faint dry mineral dryness up front. Pear skins, dryness, faint cereal sweetness & leafy hops. Finishes fruity, dry, with a little bit of grassy hops

MF: Light/medium body with slight carbonation, carbonation picks once warm

Pretty drinkable & fairly spot-on style wise; just doesn't quite have the pop of flavors I used to get from British cask Milds, perhaps a bit high in ABV for the style, that doesn't concern me too much

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Photo of Sweffin
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Gutch English Style Mild Ale from Defiance Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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