Once one of the biggest selling beers in Britain especially among manual labourers, unfortunately the style nearly became extinct. Fortunately Mild is undergoing a bit of a resurgence and an interpretation recently crowned champion beer of Britain by CAMRA. Mild is most often a dark brown (although bronze versions are available), slightly sweet beer with the merest whiff of hops with no big, bold flavours and low alcohol content meant it could be and was drunk in vast amounts. The popularity of dark beers however saw sales of Mild decrease.

Originally Mild was a term to describe young beer, now however it is almost always associated with mahogany or dark brown beers, the palate is sweet and malty with stone fruit notes. Low bitterness and next to no aroma hops make it a simple drink that won’t offend.

IBUs: 10 – 25
SRM: 12 – 25
OG: 1.030 – 1.038
FG: 1.008 – 1.013
ABV: 2.8 – 4.5%