Continuing to leverage my time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, I am studying for the second level of the Cicerone Certification Program for beer professionals. To stay honest in my studies, I am publishing reviews of DMV beers brewed in the classic styles and comparing them to the official style guidelines.
This week I’m drinking Mild Manor’d from Ellicot City’s Manor Hill. This beer is interesting because it used to be marketed as an English Mild (hence the name) but currently is labeled as an Amber Ale. Manor Hill describes it as a combination of the two, so this week we get to look at double the amount of guidelines, now in beautiful table format:
|English Mild Guidelines
A dark, low-gravity, malt-focused British session ale readily suited to drinking in quantity.
|American Amber Guidelines
An amber, hoppy, moderate-strength American craft beer with a caramel malty flavor.
|Appearance is:||Copper to dark brown or mahogany color, generally quite clear.||Amber to coppery-|
… Source: DC Beer
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