Beers, ales and lagers come in many types, styles and variations. Please choose from the styles listed to find more of the beers you like.
Elgood's Black Dog
74A clean, tasty beer that doesn't disappoint, even if it is rather bitter in the finish for a mild.
Elgood's Black Dog
75This award-winning Cambridgeshire brew has a rather bitter finish for a mild, but the moreish dryness is an enjoyable feature.
Fox Nina's Mild
75A ruby-coloured, bottle-conditioned mild with some interesting.
Fox Nina's Mild
73A deep ruby, bottle-conditioned mild from coastal Norfolk, with plenty of taste.
Fulstow Marsh Mild
73A ruby-coloured mild with plenty of flavour, but perhaps a touch too dry and thin to be truly satisfying. Don't be confused by the label that gives the brewery name as Fugelestou. This is an old spell...
Grainstore Rutland Panther
69A ruby beer with no shortage of flavour (and an unusual estery character) for the strength, but more a pussycat than a panther.
Green Man Dark Mild
75A mild that delivers on taste even if it seems a touch too bitter for the style. The first of four beers from an environmentally-conscious New Zealand brewery.
80A well-balanced and interesting mild, combining sweet and roasted flavours very nicely.
Harvey's Old Ale
Rich, complex dark fruit and malt, touch of citrussy hops... Very elegant... Excellent balance... An excellent low-strength dark ale... Toasty and somewhat toffeeish nose, hints of freshly cut fir woo...
Hoggley's Mill Lane Mild
80A very drinkable and satisfying dark mild with clean flavours and excellent body for its strength. A product of a Northamptonshire micro that is turning out some fine bottle-conditioned beers.
Iceni Honey Mild
73A strange one: seems more like a dark bitter than a mild, with honey not very obvious at all. Still, a pleasant beer.
Iceni Thetford Forest Mild
70An unusual take on the dark mild style. Somewhat heavily hopped and bitter, with unexpected floral notes. Our second beer this month from a prolific Norfolk brewer.
Moorhouse Black Cat
72Rather tired-tasting and the finish is the best feature. Not a patch on its cask-conditioned equivalent, which was voted Champion Beer of Britain in 2000.
Oakleaf Maypole Mild
78A well-rounded, balanced dark mild, with heaps of dark malt character and not too much in the way of bitterness.
75A fairly bitter mild, thin in body, as expected for the style, but not lacking taste.
Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
83A classic strong Midlands mild that has not been bottled for a few years. This sample was from a new trial bottling.
Teignworthy Martha's Mild
75A ruby mild from Devon that knows its strength and saves the best till last.
Tryst Brockville Dark
75CAMRA's Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Scotland last year: a nicely balanced, fruity, ruby-coloured mild, with the only downside the slight astringency that puckers the mouth. Otherwise, good fre...
Vale Black Swan Dark Mild
75A beer from rural Buckinghamshire that bottles very well for its modest strength. Lots of flavour for its ABV.
Wolf Woild Moild
72Arguably too hoppy and bitter for a mild, but this is a fine, red beer with a good combination of malt and hop flavours.
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