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Britain : a drink consisting of a mixture of mild and bitter draft beers or ales

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  • mild and bitter — noun A drink consisting of a mixture of mild and bitter beers …   Wiktionary

  • Mild ale — is a low gravity beer, or beer with a predominantly malty palate, that originated in Britain in the 17th century or earlier. Modern mild ales are mainly dark coloured with an abv of 3% to 3.6%, though there are lighter hued examples, as well as… …   Wikipedia

  • mild — [mīld] adj. [ME milde < OE, akin to Ger mild < IE * meldh < base * mel , to crush, rub fine, tender > MELT, MILL1] 1. a) gentle or kind in disposition, action, or effect; not severe, harsh, bitter, etc. b) not extreme in any way;… …   English World dictionary

  • bitter beer — Pale ale, a highly hopped beer made from the very finest selected malt and hops (mild or sweet ale being comparatively lightly hopped) • • • Main Entry: ↑beer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bitter (beer) — A glass of bitter Bitter is an English term for pale ale.[1] Bitters vary in colour from gold to dark amber and in strength from 3% to 7% alcohol by volume. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • bitter — 1 adjective 1 ANGRY/UPSET full of angry, jealous, and unhappy feelings because you think you have been badly treated or that unfair things have happened to you: He became bitter and disillusioned as he grew older. (+ about): They all lost their… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mild — mild1 [maıld] adj comparative milder superlative mildest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(weather)¦ 2¦(illness)¦ 3¦(feelings)¦ 4¦(food/taste)¦ 5¦(criticism)¦ 6¦(problems/situations)¦ 7¦(people)¦ 8¦(drugs/chemicals)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mild — [[t]ma͟ɪld[/t]] ♦♦♦ milder, mildest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Mild is used to describe something such as a feeling, attitude, or illness that is not very strong or severe. Teddy turned to Mona with a look of mild confusion... Anna put up a mild… …   English dictionary

  • bitter — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English biter; akin to Old High German bittar bitter, Old English bītan to bite more at bite Date: before 12th century 1. a. being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mild — 1 adjective 1 WEATHER not too cold or wet, and sometimes pleasantly warm: We had an exceptionally mild winter last year. 2 ILLNESS a mild illness or health problem is not serious: It s nothing just a mild throat infection. 3 FOOD/TASTE not very… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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