Review - Portsmouth Brewery's British Mild Ale
"Hardly a mild beer! With big hop flavor & aroma, this light colored, medium-bodied ale is light in alcohol & big in flavor. A session beer." -- Portsmouth Brewery
Pours a dark honey color, but settles a dark, dark brown color with a frothy, light brown head with excellent retention. The rings of lacing coat the glass well, but don't stick around for too long. Murky bodied, it has a chestnut colored hue as we hold it up to the light. Aroma is big with hits of roasted caramel malts as well as a buttery characteristic. Initial taste is lightly sweet, but quickly gives way to a coal-filled slight bitter finish with a buttery coating. Light-bodied, which caught us off guard after the full-bodied nose, it has a light creamy texture with very subtle carbonation. A very enjoyable brew, it has an inviting nose with a very drinkable texture that makes it an excellent choice in warm weather for discerning beer drinkers.
Reviewed on May 15th, 2007.