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Beer Styles

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English-Style Mild

Malt and caramel are part of the flavor and aroma profile, 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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