Mild Ale

Mild Ale

599 beers | 3.394 Avg Score

Mild Ales are lightly to moderately flavored and bodied English session drinking ales that are "mild" in their hop bitterness and flavor, generally low in alcohol content (<4% ABV), and of light to medium body. They can come in pale or dark (amber red to dark brown) varieties and both tend to emphasize a malty character with either a sweet or dry finish. The pale versions can be lightly fruity with a light sulfury or buttery aftertaste, and they generally do not travel well. The dark versions often take on deeper flavors just short of an English porter (grainy, caramel, toffee, toasty, roasty, nutty, chocolate, dark fruity, molasses, or licorice) and do not make for much better travel. Several examples have adjunct sugars incorporated in their recipes, and stronger version mild ales are sometimes produced for special occasions.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Moorhouse Black Cat
United Kingdom
17
3.330
Lakefront Cattail Ale
WI, United States
14
3.129
Goose Island Mild Winter
IL, United States
13
3.294
George Gale Festival Mild
United Kingdom
8
3.428
Pizza Port Dawn Patrol Dark Mild
CA, United States
8
3.537
Fort Garry Dark English Mild Ale
Canada
8
2.464
Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild
United Kingdom
7
3.230
Cains Dark Mild
United Kingdom
6
3.322
Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale
United Kingdom
5
3.138
Valley Brew London Tavern Ale
CA, United States
5
3.463
Nelson Brewing After Dark
Canada
5
2.950
Yards Brawler
PA, United States
5
3.000
Grand River Mill Race Mild
Canada
5
3.163
Whitbread Best Mild
United Kingdom
4
3.500
Magic Hat Odd Notion (Summer 08)
VT, United States
4
3.171
Elgoods Black Dog Mild
United Kingdom
4
3.357
Hockley Valley 100
Canada
4
2.429
Hockley Valley Black and Tan
Canada
4
3.071
Samuel Adams Ruby Mild
MA, United States
4
3.043
Iceni Men of Norfolk
United Kingdom
4
3.700