Milltown Mild
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Mild Ale - English Dark
4.09 | pDev: 7.82%
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Ralphs66 from New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

Dec 07, 2011
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frank4sail from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sweet malt nose. Soft smooth balenced mellow flavors. Deep dark scarlet color with a slight white head and lace. Very pleasing to the tongue. Mellow is the word to use to describe this "laid-back" beer. Quite drinkable as its lower on the ABV chart. Smooth creamy soft flavors. I enjoyed sippin' this beer on the tour the BA's were given my "The Man" (Ron) himself.

Apr 25, 2003
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bmills1608 from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really good looking beer. Deep amber color, leaning toward brown. A thick and creamy pancake of a head. On the nose was light caramel, bread, lightly toasted grains and a bit of sugar. Taste was really smooth very light toffee/toasted malts, a Newkie brown ale back taste, quite bready, very light fruitiness, slightly astringent, very clean. Hop aroma, flavor was absent, as it more or less should be. Taste focused on the darker malts characteristics, not roasted per say, but more dark bread. Finished well, lingering bread flavors.

Overall a really nice drinkable mild.

Jul 08, 2004
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aaronh from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On cask at The Creekhouse.

Dark amber color served with a perpetual off-white head. Spicey, pine-laced hop aroma. Light, malty taste with a decent hop note. A bit of a soapy hop taste with an attractive bitter finish. Light mouthfeel and a good drinkability. A very good session beer, and a surprise from victory. After my other Victory experiences that are sort of "in your face" flavorful, this one can be better appreciated for the subtle nuances behind the hoppiness.

May 07, 2003
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask-conditioned through handpump at the brewery. This mild was originally dark in color, but the current version (which is made from the second runnings of the Old Horizontal barleywine) is a hazy amber. Its full, creamy, white head holds exceptionally well. It drops to a thin surface covering and leaves excellent lace throughout the glass. The aroma is limited but offers some nutty malt and a light touch of fruitiness. The light/medium body is enhanced by its soft, smooth, and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice! The flavor is mainly malty - gently sweet with a light, nutty-caramel that's almost cake-like - and backed by a mild, supportive bitterness. It definitely falls towards the sweet side, but it's still very well balanced and quite authentic. The maltiness simply fades away into the finish, lingering gently and reminding you that there's more at hand! Highly drinkable and quite enjoyable. This is a true session beer that has enough character to keep it interesting through several pints. Well-done. Highly recommended!

Feb 17, 2003
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stirgy from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This version of Milltown poured a very dark brown color with a nice white head. This was a very light, almost watery mild ale – mild being the key word here. A dark chocolate bitterness floating right above a very light body of roasted grains. Very low hop bitterness but there was some in the aroma.
At 3.3 ABV this is a very light and highly drinkable session beer.
Almost too easy to drink. A unique beer in a special style.

Apr 06, 2003
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WVbeergeek from West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Found this Victory session gem on cask at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Just let me say this is a very mild, but one very nicely brewed delicate brew. It appears a pale amber gold with a creamy textured tannish foam head with a healthy amount of trickled lace surrounding my glass. The aroma is a wonderful but tame floral hop character with underlying malt tones. Very nicely done and on the forefront of the flavor there is a slight creamy caramelly mix of light hops and sweet malt. Texture is very frothy and inviting one drinkable session beer from the Victory brewing company.

May 01, 2003
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francisweizen from Alaska

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Cask at the brewpub. This is a dark amber/near brown brew with a small cask-like head of foam that dies rather quickly and leaves a minute amount of lacing. The aromas are all spicy/citrusy hops and light biscuity malts. This brew taste very authentic. Citrus hops up front with bready malts in the middle and a clean hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is thin, but perfect for the style and the drinkability is very good as well. This is a very authentic Dark Mild and Victory has done a very good job with it. Wow, Dark Milds are rare in the UK, what a treat to have one on cask in PA!

Nov 01, 2004
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purplehops from Maine

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Milltown Mild pumped out as a cloudy yellow-orange amber with a full white head that had some staying power and left wonderful lacing on the glass. Aroma was a faint blend of apples, pears, and citrus with a hint of biscuit malt smells. The taste started with mild malt and biscuit flavors that were soon joined by some sweetness from soft caramel and fruit flavors. The finish was sweeter with malt flavors gently taking the lead. The aftertaste was a very soft biscuit malt flavor balanced with citrus hop notes that dissolved into nothingness quickly. Mouthfeel is a light to very light body with a creamy enjoyable texture.
Overall this was a great Table Beer or second running or Mild if you like. Extremely well balanced and drinkable. A very rare treat! I could drink these all night long if it wasn't for all of the other great offerings at the brewery tempting me.

Mar 04, 2003
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Had this on cask at the brewpub. First beer of the afternoon, an appropriate choice for a long beer day!

Beer comes in a pint glas with an off white creamy head. Brew is clear bown color with very light caramel aroma and some faint pine hops. Overall very mild on the nose.

First sip reveals a thin yet not watery brew, very light carbonation as cask ale should. Light caramel start to the flavor which rolls to a bitter pine hop presence that lingers for a few seconds and then gradually fades. Very Very easy to drink., Excellent session beer!

Aug 05, 2004
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Gavage from Nevada

3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy amber in color with a 1/2" thick head that produced some surprisingly thick lacing. The aroma was rather dull as some faint malt was the only detectable tone for the nose. The flavor was of mildly toasted malt, caramel, laid-back bitterness, biscuit, and a hint of fruitiness.

The mouthfeel was smooth at the start with a mildly crisp finish. Some malt lingers on the tongue after swallowing. This is a decent session brew, as the flavors are mellow and it is perfect for an afternoon of quaffing beers without overloading your tastebuds.

Oct 25, 2004
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Boto from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer comes out a nice brown color. Very little head on it, but it managed to stay around for awhile. The first thing that you notice when you pick up the glass is that the beer is"warm". Not really warm, but served at proper cellar temperature for this type of beer, not cold. Very full flavored and malty. An excellent version of an English Mild.

Apr 26, 2003
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tempest from New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at the Grey Lodge Pub. It has a rich cocoa and hazelnut though the flavor is considerably, uh, milder. It's slightly acidic with a hint of oxidation (expected in a cask beer) with gentle roast and nutty flavor. Very drinkable and light bodied. If there weren't other beers here I wanted to try, I'd have had more.

Feb 19, 2011
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tubbnik from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dec 08, 2011
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timobkg from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass from cask at Varga Bar.

The appearance of this beer is truly amazing. Initially cloudy from the pour, the slow cascade as it clears up is beautiful to watch. Guinness, eat your heart out.

The smell is, in a word, English. Maybe it was the pint glass, maybe the bar, but I wasn't able to discern much beyond the English hops and malts. That said, English is clearly the feel they were going for.

The taste backs up the English heritage, with appropriate malt, hops, and yeast flavors to an English beer. On top of that you get lovely roasted grain, some sweetness, and some nuttiness. It is amazing how much flavor this beer has, particularly given the very low ABV.

I have drank many English style beers recently, bitters and ESBs and the like, and found I didn't like them nearly as much as I used to. I thought that my tastes had changed, as I was more into imperial stouts, but this beer shows that my tastes merely demanded more flavor, which this beer delivers.

Mar 28, 2011
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask, via hand pump, @ the Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA) on 1/15/11. Served in a pint glass. Looks like this one is now officially unretired.

Pours a DEEP clear copper (almost ruby), with a finger of soft and creamy off-white head. This retains with a thin layer of froth that skims the surface but stays rich and rings the sides of the glass with heavy sticky lacing. The aroma is lightly grassy and green in the nose but it's the malts which give the biggest push here, with notes of caramel and light roasted grains giving this a toasted sticky tang in the nose.

The taste kind of goes in the opposite direction, with the hops being more of a force with some dominant green citrus flavors and a grassy feel which gives the profile a bit of a breezy presence. The malts are mainly just here for balance, with a toasty sweetness that is quickly consumed by the hops. This finishes fairly dry with some lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied and crisp on the edges, with a smoothness that glides along on the tongue. This is a little thin in spots and borderlines on watery in others but ultimately feel all right for the low ABV and being on cask.

Well I for one am glad that they took this one out of retirement. It's a little more hop forward than I would have expected for an English Mild but I didn't mind one bit, as the extra crispness helped counteract the thinness of the cask feel. Really tasty and HUGELY drinkable stuff! I'd love to see this become a fixture on the hand pumps here.

Jan 19, 2011
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at maxs before the Agalloch show

Clear dark brown with reddish highlights, there's a dense light brown head that caps the beer. Retention and lacing are excellent. The nose is great, brown sugar, toffee, a little nutty with some green fuggles hops. A little coffee is also present. Some toasted wheat bread is also present. The palate opens light but with a nice body. Brown sugar, toffee and a nice nutty flavor, along with a mild bitterness, earthy and a little leafy. A little molasses, even? In some ways, this is a cross between a more traditional dark mild and an English brown ale. Drying on the finish with a toasty, mildly fruity yeast character, this is expertly conditioned and a joy to drink

Mar 21, 2011
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory : Milltown Mild - Ontap @ Victory Brewery

Pours a dark brown color, decent cap of foam. Aroma of nutty malts, caramel, and light floral hops. In the flavor, alittle roasted malt, caramel, nutty maltyness. Somewhat bready, balanced, light coffee, very clean finish. Lighter bodied, super smooth, and quite easy to drink. Milds are underrated, and this one I could easily make a staple session beer. Mild in every sense of the word, but not a bad thing.

Jul 26, 2011
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jwhancher from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at Victory. A ruby colored beer with a nice foam head that clings to the glass. I get mostly a light roasty-like taste and smell. Some toasty notes. Hops aren't evident to me in aroma or taste but their bittering influence is definitely there to balance any sweetness from the malts. Was expecting a little more malt character. Nice mouthfeel as it's creamy in texture and light drinking. Easily, a very decent session beer.

Mar 06, 2011
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JizackFH from New York

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at Bierkraft in brooklyn, NY.

A - This beer pours a nice very deep copper color. It has a nice light tan head that has excellent retention, and leaves great lacing behind. It starts of looking hazy after the pour, but slowly clears up as it settles.

S - It has a nice delicate nose on it. There are scents of sweet toasted grain, a floral hoppiness, and some toasted nuts. There is also an earthy smell to it.

T - The taste is just as delicate as the nose. The words mild and mellow come to mind. There is a nice sweet toasted grain backbone, and a nice light earthy hop character. There is also some nuttiness and a touch of cocoa. This has a very nice full flavor for being only 3.3% ABV.

M - This has a lighter body and smooth carbonation. It has a super smooth creamy feel to it. There is some earthy bitterness, as well as some toasty sweetness.

O - This has awesome drinkability. It just so creamy and goes down so easily. This is an awesome session beer, no doubt. I think this is an awesome anytime beer, especially since the low ABV. I wish I could get this regularly.

May 13, 2011
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mcphish22 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10%

Feb 10, 2012
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dragonWhale from New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How wonderful this beer that flows out from the brewery this one time and into my glass. Dark amber the hue, the carbonation rises slowly and naturally from the depths of the glass to form a head that Guiness would be jealous of. A little sweet and bready aroma with some very light chocolate. A light hop bitterness and slight ping of citrus accompany the delicate chocolate and sweet malt. Dark but light. Light but not thin. Nice body, really easy drinking, very tasty. A brilliant piece of work..

May 14, 2011
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JustinMatthew from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%

Dec 10, 2011
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Oakenator from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dec 11, 2011
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Jason1337 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Apr 17, 2013
Milltown Mild from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 26 ratings