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Mississippi Mud

premixed black and tan beer

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Mississippi Mud: great bottle, ok beer

  • Mar 12, 2010
Rating:
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Mississippi Mud is a beer apparently brewed by the Arizona Beverage Co., or so I’m told by a reviewer of the beer over at epinions.com, although the bottle says “Mississippi Brewing Co, Utica, New York”.  I’ve had it before but I’ve wanted to review it for some time now. Here goes…

 According to the bottle, this is “Mississippi Mud: Famous slow-brewed black and tan beer”. Here’s more info from the jug:

Dating back to 18th-century England, the custom of blending pale and dark beers has kept the “Black and Tan” a favorite of experienced beer drinkers for centuries.

Our famous recipe combines a robust English porter with a fine Continental Pilsner, preserving the character of each, while creating the classic taste of the legendary “Black and Tan”. In true American style, we bring you the best of both beers as they meet in Missisippi Mud.

The Pour
This pours out of the moonshine jug a dark rich brown that does allow some light to pass through. The head it develops with a vigorous pour is average, with slight lacing and a nice caramel color.

The Nose
The chocolate and coffee scents standard to a porter are immediately noticeable. Some hops finally made their way through after a few good inhales. The porter and the pilsner are both evident in the nose.

The Taste
This beer shows up with slightly smoky coffee flavors, with just a bit of chocolate. It’s somewhat light bodied. Not quite medium-bodied, but not far off. There is slightly above average carbonation but it’s not too much, really. There is a crisp finish to the beer which I see as the pilsner making its presence known.

Overall
This is really not too bad. I enjoy it, myself, on occasion. This could be a good way to start branching out into things like porters and stouts, if you’ve never had them before. It’s very drinkable and not too heavy. It would also be great if you’re in the mood for a stout or a porter but the weather outside suggests something lighter.

Recommended: Sure, it’s a nicely flavored drinkable beer for the price.

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Mississippi Mud: great bottle, ok beer

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September 21, 2010
I agree. This brew isn't too bad, but doesn't really stand out from the pack either. This is the perfect beer for a cool (not cold) evening to watch the sun go down with friends.
 
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Quick Tip by . August 15, 2011
posted in The Beer Snob
Very drinkable, but not so much that I'd go out of my way to buy it. No doubt the bottle gives this brew a kick up in the "coolness" factor. Mildly recommended.
Quick Tip by . June 13, 2010
posted in The Beer Snob
A little dissapointing to all of the senses. Not a bad beer by any means, but just not something id buy again. Id rather just mix an snpa with a nice stout and have my own black and tan. Cheers!
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Dating back to 18th-century England, the custom of blending pale and dark beers has kept the “Black and Tan” a favorite of experienced beer drinkers for centuries.

Our famous recipe combines a robust English porter with a fine Continental  Pilsner, preserving the character of each, while creating the classic taste of the legendary “Black and Tan”. In true American style, we bring you the best of both beers as they meet in Missisippi Mud.

(Source: Mississippi Mud jug bottle)
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Type: black and tan
Country: United States
ABV: 5%

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