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Brown British Beer - Dark Mild


A dark, low-gravity, malt-focused British session ale readily suited to drinking in quantity. Refreshing, yet flavorful, with a wide range of dark malt or dark sugar expression.

Flavor Profile: Generally a malty beer, although may have a very wide range of malt- and yeast-based flavors (e.g., malty, sweet, caramel, toffee, toast, nutty, chocolate, coffee, roast, fruit, licorice, plum, raisin). Can finish sweet to dry. Versions with darker malts

Ingredients: Pale British base malts (often fairly dextrinous), crystal malt, dark malts or dark sugar adjuncts, may also include adjuncts such as flaked maize, and may be colored with brewer's caramel. Characterful British ale yeast. Any type of hops, since their cha

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Dark Mild Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
English Dark Mild
5.5 gal 3.22% 23.45 1.033 1.008
All Grain 4763
David Heaths Mild Ale
13 L 3.13% 25.1 1.035 1.011
All Grain 3002
Shillingsworth English Mild Ale
5.5 gal 3.8% 20.32 1.038 1.009
All Grain 2546
mild
38 gal 3.84% 17.13 1.042 1.013
All Grain 2319
1028 Through a Mild Darkly
6 gal 3.52% 16.96 1.038 1.012
All Grain 2286
Stoke
6.5 gal 3.63% 19.89 1.038 1.010
All Grain 2066
Reapers Mild
5.5 gal 4.5% 22.09 1.050 1.016
All Grain 2055
Oat Malt AK Mild
5 gal 3.99% 12.08 1.040 1.009
All Grain 2049
BOXCAR Dark Mild
20 L 1.37% 9.89 1.014 1.003
All Grain 1930
Svartskurden
22 L 3.75% 20.38 1.037 1.008
Partial Mash 1841

Newest Dark Mild Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Cold Breakfast
11 gal 3.33% 21.07 1.036 1.011
All Grain 48
Mordor mild
3 gal 3.45% 22.09 1.038 1.011
BIAB 16
Mild
23 L 3.74% 20.56 1.037 1.009
All Grain 16
Club Cask Dark Mild
11.5 gal 3.44% 21.27 1.038 1.012
BIAB 85
Tommy's Brown Ale
5 L 4.04% 0 1.041 1.010
All Grain 16
Mild
1.21 gal 5.01% 0 1.047 1.009
All Grain 17
Tribute to Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
23 L 5.75% 23.14 1.057 1.013
All Grain 21
Corethian Dark Mild
5.5 gal 3.84% 26.32 1.039 1.010
All Grain 41
Dark Mild
22 L 4.04% 23.33 1.041 1.010
BIAB 86
Mild 2023
5.5 gal 3.59% 18.89 1.036 1.008
All Grain 79

Fermentables Used In Dark Mild Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 427 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 71% 9% - 100%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 163 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 5% 1% - 14%
American - Chocolate 161 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 5% 1% - 20%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 152 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 4% 0% - 46%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 149 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 9% 0% - 35%
Flaked Oats 111 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 7% 3% - 23%
US - Pale 2-Row 102 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 66% 13% - 94%
United Kingdom - Brown 101 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 8% 1% - 36%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 90 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 10% 2% - 31%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 87 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 7% 1% - 100%

Hops Used In Dark Mild Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 321 5 56% 11% - 100%
Fuggles 251 4.5 52% 12% - 100%
Willamette 69 4.5 50% 17% - 100%
Challenger 44 8.5 53% 14% - 100%
Magnum 43 15 58% 7% - 100%
Cascade 37 7 38% 1% - 100%
Northern Brewer 36 7.8 60% 10% - 100%
Kent Goldings 25 5 70% 20% - 100%
Goldings 25 4.5 47% 17% - 100%
Target 22 11.5 55% 10% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Dark Mild Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 14 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 29% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 13 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 26% 10% - 50%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 12 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 52% 12% - 80%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 7 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 39% 5% - 75%
United Kingdom - Brown 6 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 24% 7% - 50%
American - CaraBrown 5 American Grain roasted malt 55°L
34 41% 17% - 100%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 5 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 19% 5% - 32%
United Kingdom - Extra Dark Crystal 120L 4 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 34% 14% - 50%
United Kingdom - Crystal 140L 4 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 140°L
33 54% 32% - 67%
American - Special Roast 4 American Grain roasted malt 50°L
33 34% 21% - 67%

Yeasts Used In Dark Mild Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 176 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 62 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 58 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 45 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 45 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 31 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 23 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F
Imperial Yeast - A09 Pub 21 Imperial Yeast Ale Very High 69% 64°F 70°F
Wyeast - West Yorkshire 1469 20 Wyeast Ale 0.09 High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 20 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F

Other Ingredients Used In Dark Mild Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 151 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 87 Water Agt Mash 26% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 73 Water Agt Mash 73% 3% - 100%
Baking Soda 53 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 79%
Irish Moss 48 Fining Boil 77% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 42 Water Agt Boil 12% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 33 Water Agt Mash 72% 0% - 100%
Chalk 29 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 28 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 23 Water Agt Mash 27% 0% - 100%

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