Malt and caramel are part of the flavor and aroma profile of the English-style mild while licorice and roast malt tones may sometimes contribute as well. Hop bitterness is very low to low. U.S. brewers are known to make lighter-colored versions as well as the more common “dark mild.” These beers are very low in alcohol, yet often are still medium-bodied due to increased dextrin malts.
Category: Brown Ales
- Mushrooms and Wild Game
- Mild Cheddar
- Dark Fruit Tart
- SS Minnow Mild, Dry Dock Brewing Co.
- Bristlecone, Uinta Brewing Co.
- Hold the Reins, Brink Brewing Co.
Reddish Brown to Very Dark
Clear to Slight Haze
Slow to Medium Rising Bubbles
Hop flavor is low to very low
Caramel, Chocolate, Coffee, Licorice, Raisin, Molasses. Malt flavors dominate the flavor profile
Fruity-ester flavors, if present, are very low to medium-low
Not common to style
Diactyl at low levels is common
Soft to Mouth-Coating
Low to Medium
Short to Medium
Medium - High
British Pale Ale, Crystal, Pale Chocolate, Black Patent