Proper Mild | Goodwater Brewery

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Brewed by:
Goodwater Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WillieThreebiers on 05-07-2016

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a dark brown color. Bar pour’s kind of slim white head quickly dissipated. No lacing. The smell started off with some sweet chocolate malt, then some light coffee, and then some light toffee. The taste was mainly the same, sweet with a touch of mild sliding malts. Smooth malt sweetness in the aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable feel about it. Carbonation rides fairly low. Definitely mild all around. Overall, well Goodwater takes a style most Americans don’t care about and adds their take on it, enlivening with coffee and cocoa and it comes out absolutely well done. I’d love to have this again.

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Photo of acurtis
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KGilmour
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Miccal
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice crunchy brown

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

L- A modestly aggressive pour from the growler leads to a half finger high cream colored head. The bubbles are small and similar to a nitro pour, though this wasn't on nitro to my knowledge. The beer is dark amber almost cola in coloring and clear. Lacing is not present although when the glass is tilted a fine foam coats the edge of the glass before rejoining the beer.
S- The nose is a mix of plum, chocolate, and bit of coffee of a moderate intensity.
T- The taste contains an almost 50/50 mix of the chocolate and coffee noted in the nose. I'm not getting the plum sweetness noted in the nose. Overall the hop presence is of the earthy english variety and stays firmly in the backround of the chocolate and coffee tones.
F- Carbonation is light. The overall mouthfeel of the beer is on the lighter side of medium.
O- Outside of the slightly higher ABV this mild is very much to style. It's my first time trying one of these and I found it quite enjoyable. I would recommend it to those looking for something different in the hop dominated Vermont beer scene.

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Proper Mild from Goodwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 8 ratings