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English-Style Dark Mild Ale

English-Style Dark Mild Ales are reddish brown to very dark. Fruity-ester aroma is very low to medium low. Malt and caramel are part of the aroma while licorice and roast malt tones may sometimes contribute to aroma profile. Hop aroma is very low. Malt flavor and caramel are part of the flavor profile while licorice and roast malt tones may also contribute. Hop flavor is very low. Hop bitterness is very low to low. Very low diacetyl flavors may be appropriate in this low-alcohol beer. Fruity-ester flavor is very low to medium low. Body is low-medium to medium.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.030 - 1.036 (7.6 - 9)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.004 - 1.008 (1 - 2.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.70% - 3.40% (3.40% - 4.40%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (10 - 24)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 17 - 34 (34 - 68)