Inspired by mild ales of the English railway boom, Samuel Adams Ruby Mild is a smooth, sweet, malty brew with a hint of ruby color and delicate hop note.
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Inspired by mild ales of the English railway boom, this Ruby Mild is a smooth, flavorful brew with a malty sweetness and delicate hop note. The blend of 7 malts in this malt-forward beer, including English Marris Otter, imparts a sweet note and subtle ruby color while the UK hops add a mellow bitterness.
Traditional to the style, our modern mild plays up a range of flavorful malt notes. The blend of seven different malts includes the traditional English Marris Otter variety, native to the United Kingdom. The result is a complex balance of sweetness with a soft bitterness towards the end.
Mild ales rose to popularity in the 1800s as the refreshing brew of choice for English railway laborers. They are traditionally a low-gravity beer with an upfront malty palate. The term mild originally meant fresh beer as opposed to "stale" aged beer. Today the name is more often interpreted as representing a "mildly hopped” beer. After a decline in popularity, when UK drinkers moved on to new styles, there appears to be a resurgence of the style in British pubs today.