Lion Bridge Brewing Company

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Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
English Dark Mild Ale
Ranked #2
Ranked #5,292
4.16 | pDev: 8.65%
Oct 15, 2022
Jul 02, 2014
Our much awarded English Mild is one of only two Iowa beers to have taken multiple gold medals at the GABF. Light and drinkable, but with a rich malt profile and a touch of caramel and chocolate. A true session beer.

Formerly called 'Workman's Compensation'.
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Rated: 4.46 by dfillius from Iowa

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by HisMaltiness from Virginia

Nov 21, 2020
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Rated by beer_banse from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great drinkable beer - poured into a standard pint glass. smells of coffee tones along with malty flavors - very good
Apr 13, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Jul 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hmm very good malty side kind of beer which is what I have a preference for. Can't really tie this to a specific style other than it's an ale but delicious !
Jun 13, 2019
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Reviewed by BR-15 from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I was given this wonderful brew by a good friend of mine to try out on his recommendation. To begin, the look of the beer poured is that of coffee, dark in nature with little to no head. The brew does not have a strong smell, but does hit you with a slight sense of coffee close to the nose. The taste is as described, mild, coffee malt with a hint of caramel, not out of the ordinary. The mouthfeel of this particular beer is thin in my opinion, like drinking coffee. Overall, this beer can best be served as a beer to go along with a hearty meal of steak and potatoes. It tastes well enough to cleanse the pallet of food whilst keeping itself out of the realm of heavier tasting beers that may over power a meal.
May 15, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by porters4life from Illinois

May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Apr 25, 2019
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Reviewed by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A great find, accidently, at Centro in Des Moines IA. I recently I am enjoying dark beers more and more, however too many times the lower ABV variety lacks in flavor (and we can't always drink the heavy hitters. This Workman Comp is a supreme example of a light, very flavorful dark beer. Well balanced, just a little sweet, nice malt flavor, robust without being harsh. Good foam, and very pleasant at any time of day - had it before and during brunch the other day. A keeper on my list.
Apr 24, 2019
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12-ounce can into a glass goblet. Sampled at cellar temperature. Body is a clear dark brown color, with ruby highlights and a tan head that settled after a few moments. This is light, but it delivers a ton of flavor. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, and even a note of espresso bean on the nose and palate. Medium-light in body, pleasantly bitter, with a dry finish and a hint of dark toffee lingering on the palate. Great food beer. Very well done, and highly recommended.
Apr 10, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can. Poured an opaque, deep, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of coffee, roasted malt and hints of chocolate. Sweet toffee taste with subtle coffee notes and toasted caramel.
Feb 06, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by phusom from Iowa

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by deg from New Hampshire

Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 4 by jwmoore from Iowa

Oct 08, 2018
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Reviewed by eafowler7 from Iowa

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Balanced and delicious! Malty profile with just enough hop bitterness for balance. The epitome of a drinkable beer that has a lot of flavor and nuance. If you're getting tired of all the over-hopped brews give this one a go. We need more choices like this. CHEERS!
Oct 08, 2018
Compensation from Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 60 ratings