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Mild | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sponberg on 06-06-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by bmills1608:
Photo of bmills1608
2.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Color - A super clear, deep brown with some red highlights.
Head - Light tan in color, soda-fizz like on top, but that disappear quick leaving behind a pretty frothy dense pillow about 1/2 inch thick. A better then I had hoped for head.
Nose - Dark bready malts, cocoa powder, nuts and hay.
Taste - Up to this point, things were really looking good, but in the taste, this beer falls a bit short. Initial flavors of toasted malt, chocolate, caramel. Nice, not complex but alarmingly fast. Flavor vanishes almost instantly. Nothing at all in the middle except an annoying hard carbonation, watery.
Finish - a bit nutty, astringent and very mild fruit esters

Overall - This beer is not bad, but very average in taste. I liked most aspects about this mild except for the taste which I felt could have had more roundness and a bit more plump, just too watery. The nose was actually very nice. Quite a chocolatey mild ale overall.

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Photo of sponberg
3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brownish red brew, clear, with a pale tan head - to style. Very light aroma, mostly of sweet malt.

VERY mild indeed. The primary flavor components are the Weyerbacher house yeast and what seems to be English hops, giving an earthy, nutty (toasted almonds) character to the brew. The malt, what there is of it, is there in balance with the other flavors, adding a toffee/caramel sweetness that gives it a proper roundness. Some bitterness, but again it's restrained. The finish is earthy, somewhat toffeeish, in character. Slightly thin, but it has the potential to be a very decent session beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.2/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appears a copper amber tone wiht a thin cream colored head thin spots of lacing nothing holds together very well. Aroma conists of toasted nuts and some kind of doughy bread sweetness but overall very tame as a mild should be. Flavors seem to be on different pages there is a sharp acidity here that I can't explain along with the mild toasted nut and buttery malt that was in the aroma, I don't thing the flavors blend a bit cloying when a mild should be so subtle and enjoying for a session this could never fulfill that. Mouthfeel is very light in body carbonation is almost nonexistent but there is nothing special here overall. I will never invest in this ever again, last time I tried a mild it was Victory's Milltown mild very good and subtle everything this beer was trying to be, but sadly felt short of something tasty and enjoyable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a growler... A clear, deep copper body rests gently beneath a thin cap of creamy white foam. Although very few bubbles can be seen, a gentle tilt of the glass reveals exceptionaly fine bubbles rising back towards the head. The retention is limited, but it does manage to hold it's thin layer throughout the first few sips and leaves some initial spotty lace. There's a touch of chocolate and coffee in the nose, possibly from brown malt, along with a toasty and nutty character. It's welcoming, and leads me to expect some soft malt in the flavor. That, however, doesn't come about as a yeasty tartness also develops. A tug-of-war occurs in the mouth between yeastiness and developing nutty and toasty maltiness. Yet the beer appears clear!? Quite odd. Apart from that, however, it's quite nice with a light body that's just-about-but-not-quite velvety smooth across the palate; a well-balanced low-key bitterness; and just some delicate residual nutty and caramelish maltiness in the finish. At just 3.65% abv it would be a great session beer if the pH was just a bit higher.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you are going to start drinking Weyerbacher's beers, don't make this the first one. Or, do, because you can only go up from here. They make some great brews, but this is rather lacking. Still, as usual, better than Amerimacros.

Clear, copper color with a thin trace of lace atop. Slight traces of malt and wheat in the aroma. Mildly acidic flavor with some earthy and yeasty notes. Not very flavorful. Easy drinking, but Weyerbacher has done a lot better. Good that this is a limited time offering.

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Photo of 99bottles
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer in the summer sampler. Not a bad guy, but he seems out of place with the the other ones (Blanche, Hops Infusion, Pale Ale). Pours a nice brownish red. Nutty, faint choco feel. Sort of like Newcastle or other brown ale, but more drinkable. I dont know, the mildness is what sticks out, and I dont like that about a beer. But since they stuck 6 of them in the case, I had more, and I began to like them more. Very brown. Very smooth. Very drinkable. Worth so much more than a sample. It grows on you, and is very good after the first. I feel the one timers may be put off though.---------

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Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good beer from Weyerbacher. This mild ale poured a nice light brown colour with a small, white head. The aromas were subtle; nutty, malty, and great! The flavors were also very subdued. But I could taste toasted malts, and a nice nutty flavor as well as some light hops in the background. The mouthfeel was pretty balanced and the drinkability was pretty excellent for this brew as well. This reminded me of Three Floyds Pride and Joy.


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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber body with fine carbonation streams, topped by solid, foamy two-finger off-white head. Head drops very quickly. Aroma is toasty, with some cocoa and nuts. Taste is yeasty and nutty, and yes, indeed mild. In keeping with the style, there is only a whisper of hops at the end. A little thin, but that is again ok for the style. However, I think just a dab more, say, "chocolate milk" would have been nice, rounding it out but still keeping it a mild, without venturing toward porters and stouts. a beer which suits it purpose.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear bronze color, short-lived head.
Aroma: coppery, showing some maltiness, hints of caramel, little else.
Taste: once over the lips and onto the tongue, we find this one to be very meek and mild indeed. Light-bodied, amply balanced, meaning that there is so little of all of the parts that is an easy job to match them up! Some fruity tinges allow themselves to appear in further swallows.
It must be argued against my harsh judgements, though, that this brew adequately attains the stricture, tenets, requirements of the style, but it's a style studiously designed to do nothing more than underwhelm.
Thin in body, brief finish, not without some small remainder of flavor, but overall, achingly dull.
Thanks, still, to francisweizen for the bottle.

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Mild from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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