Northern Brewer Mild Ale

After the fantastic success of their Irish Stout I decided to try a Mild Ale from Northern Brewer. Today it reached maturity and I cracked open a bottle.

This is not a bad beer at all. It’s got a nice mellow flavor, not too hoppy. Definitely a beer you could drink on a warm day. However, it doesn’t really have that craft beer taste to me. This is probably due to the fact that it’s not heavily hopped, but then again the name contains the word MILD. I also think it’s a little more cloudy than it should be. This could be because it was a one stage fermentation. Next time I’ll do a two stage, and I’m also going to start experimenting with clarifying agents in the future.

It’s a good beer though. I like it. My wife will like the smoother flavor as well.