Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
Mild Ale - English Dark
Ranked #2
Ranked #5,571
4.15 | pDev: 8.67%
Feb 21, 2022
Jul 02, 2014
Notes: 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'.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
4.14 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2022
4.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Sep 09, 2021
4.25 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jun 19, 2021
3.95 by HisMaltiness from Virginia on Nov 21, 2020
Photo of beer_banse
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by beer_banse from Wisconsin

Great drinkable beer - poured into a standard pint glass. smells of coffee tones along with malty flavors - very good

Apr 13, 2020
4.48 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Jul 03, 2019
Photo of Storm_Rryder
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

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
Photo of BR-15
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BR-15 from Iowa

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
3.77 by porters4life from Illinois on May 03, 2019
4.06 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2019
Photo of KS_Augsburg
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

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
Photo of dcotom
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dcotom from Iowa

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
4.48 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Feb 23, 2019
Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

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
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 16, 2018
4.25 by phusom from Iowa on Nov 27, 2018
4.44 by deg from New Hampshire on Nov 02, 2018
4 by jwmoore from Iowa on Oct 08, 2018
Photo of eafowler7
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by eafowler7 from Iowa

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
4.03 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 25, 2018
4.22 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa on Sep 23, 2017
4.11 by SBPooker from California on Sep 07, 2017
4.04 by craigbelly from Iowa on Aug 18, 2016
3.36 by zaraspook from Illinois on Aug 16, 2016
Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DesMoinesMike from Iowa

On tap at Guru Barbaque. Great rendition of the style. Perfect malt amount and great caramel flavor. Even though it's it compliments a shrimp po'boy quite well.

Aug 01, 2016
3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jun 07, 2016
4.37 by lupercmda from North Carolina on May 08, 2016
4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 02, 2016
Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

This is my first beer in the style, and I'm curious now to try more. Dark rich malts, a surprising amount of malty flavor a for such a low abv beer. It's very good, very simple, but good.

Mar 24, 2016
4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa on Mar 09, 2016
4.19 by durlta from Iowa on Feb 11, 2016
4.04 by Smconnor from Iowa on Dec 17, 2015
5 by mhambleton from Iowa on Nov 19, 2015
Photo of bismarksays
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by bismarksays from Iowa

The key to a Mild is having enough caramely malt to give your beer a slightly sweetness, but not too much where it is cloying of heavy. You need enough hops to bring it into balance, but not so much that it is bitter. The mouthfeel should be light and prickly, but champagne like. It is all about subtle charm and beauty and this one has it in spades. World class.

Oct 29, 2015
3.81 by mrjbrown27 from South Dakota on Oct 03, 2015
3.78 by boogerisu from Iowa on Sep 07, 2015
4.2 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Sep 05, 2015
2.99 by burtonryan from Illinois on Aug 29, 2015
3.57 by Rosstheboss from Iowa on Jun 20, 2015
3.75 by markcp from Iowa on Apr 28, 2015
Compensation from Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 59 ratings