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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Brown British Beer Dark Mild

BJCP 13A

BJCP 2015 13A Dark Mild example
13A - Dark Mild

 

Overall Impression

A dark, low-gravity, malt-focused British session ale readily suited to drinking in quantity. Refreshing, yet flavorful, with a wide range of dark malt or dark sugar expression.

Comments

Most are low-gravity session beers around 3.2%, although some versions may be made in the stronger (4%+) range for export, festivals, seasonal and/or special occasions. Generally served on cask; session-strength bottled versions don't often travel well. A wide range of interpretations are possible. Pale versions exist, but these are even more rare than dark milds; these guidelines only describe the modern dark version.

Commercial Examples

Banks's Mild, Cain's Dark Mild, Highgate Dark Mild, Brain's Dark, Moorhouse Black Cat, Rudgate Ruby Mild, Theakston Traditional Mild

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VITAL

  • OG:  1030 - 1038
  • FG:  1008 - 1013
  • ABV: 3 - 3.8
  • IBU: 10 - 25
  • SRM: 12 - 25
BJCP 2015 13A - Dark Mild Commercial Example
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