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Best English Mild Ales Ranked by the 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship
This Top Ten English Mild Ale list is from America's Best and Top Ten and from the results of the 2010 US Open Beer Championship.
1. Original Ale, Box
Car Brewing - West Chester, PA 2. Bear Ass Brown,
Silverton Brewery - Colorado 3. Brakspear
Oxford Gold - W.H. Brakspear & Sons England 4.
10W30, Neustadt Springs Brewery
- Canada 5. Harbor Lighthouse Ale - Bar Harbor Brewing - Maine 6. Dark Ale - Upper Canada Brewing - Canada 7. Cattail Ale - Lakefront Brewery - Wisconsin 8. Tooheys Old - Tooheys Brewing - Australia 9. Odd Notion - Magic Hat Brewing - Vermont 10. Brawler Pugilist Style Ale - Yards Brewing - Pennsylvania
English Mild Ale Subcategory: English Pale Mild Ale English pale mild ales range from golden to amber in color. Malt flavor dominates the flavor profile with little hop bitterness or flavor. Hop aroma can be light. Very low diacetyl flavors may be appropriate in this low-alcohol beer. Fruity-ester level is very low. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. OG: 1.030-1.036 FG: 1.004-1.008 Alcohol by Weight: 2.7-3.2% IBU: 10-20 Color SRM: 8-17
Subcategory: English Dark Mild Ale English dark mild ale ranges from deep copper to dark brown (often with a red tint) in color. Malt flavor and caramel are part of the flavor and aroma profile while licorice and roast malt tones may sometimes contribute to the flavor and aroma profile. These beers have very little hop flavor or arom Very low diacetyl flavors may be appropriate in this low-alcohol beer. Fruity-ester level is very low. OG: 1.030-1.036 FG: 1.004-1.008 Alcohol by Weight: 2.7-3.2% IBU: 10-24 Color SRM: 17-34