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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Once Upon a Time Series #1: Once upon a time, on Monday February 27th, 1832, a brewer stepped into the Black Eagle brewhouse, Brick Lane, London, and brewed a beer that confounds expectations many years later. A mild ale at 10% alcohol, with more hops than most modern American “India Pale Ales.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3318) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle, thanks to theEpeeist! Pours cloudy amber, small off-white head, dissipates quickly, good lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, dark breads, pine. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, malty and hoppy, tastes a bit oxidized. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering strong bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjjn (7) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
Beautiful bright orange pour with a soft white cap. Aroma is very fruity with some floral notes and alcohol. A bit too hot though to pick out much in the taste past the alcohol & hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (864) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Mild, sweet aroma with citrus, flowers, and some bread. Flavor is bitter and fruity; finish is sweet with fairly heavy alcohol. Different and good.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GRM (3022) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, savoured July 20 2012; eye: orange with a caramel hue, hazy, minuscule ring of head, slight lacing; nose: fruity, alcohol, caramel, malt; mouth: fruity, alcohol, malt, syrup, finale in alcohol, full body, not much carbonation, quite sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: too much alcohol FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, savourée le 20 juillet 2012; œil : orange avec une teinte caramel, voilée, minuscule anneau de mousse, très légère dentelle; nez : fruité, alcool, caramel, malt; bouche : fruité, alcool, malt, sirop, finale en alcool, corsée, peu carbonatée, très sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : trop d’alcool

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10147) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
A hazed rosey amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with corn syrup, citrus, loads of alcohol, doughy notes. In mouth, a smooth malt bomb with nice grassy hops, treacle, nice and smooth. Tasted with GRM, Probstblueribbon and Ian, July 20 2012.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
a-nothing special, but decent hazy copper with finger worth of head. s-very nice, complex and a whole lot going on. Sweet zest of a clemintine, bit of spice and well hopped T-much like the smell, but even more intence lot’s of flavor. Malt, citrus zesty, peppery spice, a touch of wood and a very nice dry finish. M&D- much more delicate than I would have imagined. A bit too carbonated at first but it settled down after a bit. Very drinkable especially for the alc% of this one. I was very impressed there. Overall a very good beer from a great brewer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2944) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
Bomber shared by Lubiere, served cold in a tulip glass. 20JL12.

App.: Milky orange-amber with a small tan head. Aroma: Sharp, peppery, somewhat fruity, cherry lemonade, sweet doughy, caramel, sweet a bit of alcohol, berries, some nice notes, not entirely cohesive. Palate: Medium-full body, sparse effervescence. Flav.: Strong fruitiness, grapefruit, yeast, berries, peppery, alcohol, somewhat harsh, resinous hops, big!; very sweet with strong bitterness, alcohol and a long fruity finish.

A little too much, both in name and in bottle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
23rd June 2010
Hazy orange amber beer. Good white head. Nose of sweet toffee, pear and a trace of banana. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Sweet toffee malt, a touch of cream. Subtle orange and a blooming peppery spice. Trace of banana cream. Wow! If Brick Lane residents had it this good in 1832 then it must have wiled away many a cold night!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5159) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma of sour malt and perfumy hops. Sweet honey and caramel malt and a very light bitter. Full slick bodied with nice carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
22 oz. bottle sampled during 2011 RBWG - Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. Aroma and flavor is lightly sweetened malt, esters, and floral hops. Medium body. A good beer.


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