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Beer Styles

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English-Style Mild

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

Food Pairings

  • Mushrooms and Wild Game
  • Mild Cheddar
  • Dark Fruit Tart

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Nonic Pint
50-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Reddish Brown to Very Dark

Clarity

Clear to Slight Haze

Carbonation (Visual)

Slow to Medium Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Not Detectable

Hop

Hop flavor is low to very low

Malt

Caramel, Chocolate, Coffee, Licorice, Raisin, Molasses. Malt flavors dominate the flavor profile

Esters

Fruity-ester flavors, if present, are very low to medium-low

Phenols

Not common to style

Fermentation By-Products

Diactyl at low levels is common

Sensations

Body

Soft to Mouth-Coating

Carbonation

Low to Medium

Finish Length

Short to Medium

Attenuation

Medium - High

Ingredients

Hops

Kent Goldings

Malt

British Pale Ale, Crystal, Pale Chocolate, Black Patent

Water

Varies

Yeast

Ale

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