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RATINGS: 75   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Wow, what a beer. courtesy of gn0sis, thank you! This thing drinks like water, tastes perfectly hoppy and malty, full in the body but a light aftertaste, refreshing, just wow.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3125) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 20, 2010
22oz Bottle. Interesting warm grainy aroma, with some orange character and piney hoppiness. Pours a surprising pale orange, even, lightly hazed and a rim of whitish. Foamy texture brings some serious booze to the palate and a unique multi-grain texture. Lots and lots of booze, almost gin-like - I think this comes from the intense hop dose. It’s interesting. Nicely attenuated and with a tangy hop finish. Different and fun. I appreciate the high level of alcohol character with noticeable raw green hops and dryness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdye11. poured a deep copper with a cream head. slightly tart, dried fruits, and malts. nice palate, thick bready malts, sweet fruits, and a great finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, orange amber pour with white foam, aroma is sweet caramel with a sickly sweet, caramel malty flavor, some heat from the alcohol

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2010
22 oz bottle. Lightly fogged orange brown with a creamy head. Nose is orange juice concentrate, pineapple and toffee; really sweet. Sticky, full bodied with enough of a tang to keep the palate lively. Taste is nectarine, peach, strawberry and watermelon; an explosion of fruitiness. Dry finish with grapefruit and gin. Drinks like a West Coast barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (537) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Brown with small head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Full body. Alcohol noticable but not overwhelming. Malty caramely flavors but a lot of hops as well. Don’t know if this is really a mild ale but it was pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
bottle pours brown with a medium off white head. Nose is full of bready malts and floral hops. Flavor is toasted and doughy malts with sweet honey and some earthy notes of wood or tobacco.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle at ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting. Amber colour, thin beige head. Recipe from Ron Pattinson. sweetish aorma. Bit boozy. Clementine satsuma friesh zest on finish. sweet, toffee-ish, some hop. A mild? Who knows. Sweetish as you would expect from the malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
22oz bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a very clear burnished copper colour with a frothy off white head. Nose is sweet, with caramel, a prominent alcohol note and some light spicy hop notes. Head recedes leaving light lacing, a firm ring and a light film. Palate is sticky, biting, a clean bitterness in the finish. Flavor is mostly hop notes with a spicy, resiny flavor to it and some light nutty hints and some sugary caramel notes. Very solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
This really was quite enjoyable. Nice color with a small head. Aroma is sweet, some caramel, some raisins, fruit and a bit of hops but not really bitter. Has a flavor reminiscent of a barleywine, light fruit, plums and raisins with a touch of molasses and yeast with a hint of spice and hops. Really well balanced. Can’t tell exactly what style it is but it seemed like a great effort from Pretty Things. Maybe Mild was the start and they amped up the malt base.


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