Three hundred years in the making, and we’ve made it even better
We don’t think that anyone could make a more English beer or improve on our latest brew no matter how hard they tried.
No: 4 in Wincle’s series of all-English single hop beers is a quintessential mild. What’s more we think we’ve elevated this traditional thirst quencher to a new level with a choice of hop that suits it perfectly.
The hop variety is Flyer. This imparts wonderful and satisfying flavours of stoned fruit, liquorice and treacle into the 3.9% alc. dark mild.
In fact we’re so pleased that we’ve hand bottled a very limited run and it’s bottle conditioned to make it extra special too.
In cask you will find stocks in pubs now. Or why not treat yourself to a trip to Macclesfield Beer festival this weekend and make a big occasion of it.
More about mild – according to CAMRA
Mild beer is said to have been around since the 17th century.
Milds are black to dark brown to pale amber in colour and come in a variety of styles from warming roasty ales to light refreshing lunchtime thirst quenchers. Malty and possibly sweet tones dominate the flavour profile but there may be a light hop flavour or aroma. Slight diacetyl (toffee/butterscotch) flavours are not inappropriate. Alcohol levels are typically low.
Pale milds tend to have a lighter, more fruity aroma with gentle hoppiness.
Dark milds may have a light roast malt or caramel character in aroma and taste.
Scottish cask beers may have mild characteristics with a dominance of sweetness, smooth body and light bitterness.
Original gravity: less than 1043
Typical alcohol by volume: less than 4.3%
Final gravity 1004 – 1010
Bitterness 14 – 28 EBU