Name: Pub Crawler
Brewer: Peculier Ales
Style: Dark Mild
Review Year: 2021
An ode to the classic English beer style, Pub Crawler is an “English Mild” brewed by one of Colorado’s newest craft breweries, Peculier Ales. This British-style session ale takes the brewers back to their early days of discovering beer and starting to home brew.
This beer is being evaluated as a Dark Mild (13A) in the context of the 2015 Beer Style Guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). The most current version of the guidelines can be found on the BJCP website.
Clear deep amber with a thin brown head. The nose opened up with soft malty aromas: sweet, grainy, toffee, and nutty. Light-bodied; moderate carbonation. Like the aroma, the flavor profile is mild yet malt-driven– think of toast, toffee, and roasty coffee with some faint and indistinct fruity character. Notable dough flavor; medium bitterness. The palate is left very dry with lingering toasty and biscuity notes. Overall hop presence is appropriately almost nonexistent. No astringency and no diacetyl or buttery aroma and flavor.
Pub Crawler is an easy-drinking, malt-centric, English-style beer meant to be consumed in quantity. It’s one of those beers you’d drink after a long day of work especially if you’re not in the mood for something hop-forward, sour, or dark. Very good.
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