Ilkley Brewery Ilkley Black (3.7%)

I generally have to be in the mood for a mild and more often than not it’s at lunchtime.
For me a pont of mild has all the things that work in the early afternoon – it’s thirst quenching without being strong, satisfying without being heavy and works really well with a bloody big sandwich.
Shropshire’s Hobsons Brewery do my favourite mild and it’ll take some beating for my affections, but this beer from Ilkley comes close.
Delightfully soft chocolate covered digestive biscuit malts and a whiff of forest berries, and then a reasonable lick of leafy dryness from the hops.
Personally I’d like just a tad more body, but that said this is a damned good mild.

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Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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One Response to Ilkley Brewery Ilkley Black (3.7%)

  1. Billy Mac says:

    I had Ilkley Brewery’s “MJ Pale” on keg recently. I was very impressed with flavour… rivals a kegged Brewdog.

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