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Pretty Things Once Upon A Time, February 27th, 1832, Mild



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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.

Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, keller notes, oxidide notes, moderate hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, berry, malty, soft. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100522]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at Chris-O ... amber ... thin lacing ... sweet fruity pine orange hop nose ... sweet orange peel ... light tofeee ... bittter linger

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
750 ml bottle courtesy of Judy, Matthew and Dennis - thanks! Clearish golden color, edge head. Aroma of apricot and malt. Taste had bitter fruits, good balance, licorice. Good complexity and character. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18720) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle pour at the Pony Bar. Awesome beer. Beautifully hopped with equal sweet maltiness to match. Pours an amber-yellow with a subtle cream head. Earthy hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and diverse, with mild fruit notes and light bitterness. Nicely carbonated, crisp but smooth, this beer was a pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours semi-hazy reddish peach with off white head. Nose and taste of honey, caramel malt, pineapple and dried fruits. Almost an "imperial" mild given the ABV. Quite a good beer. Reminded me of a "light" barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Shenandoah Throwdown, 22oz bottle. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some chocolate, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
(22oz bottle, thirdeye11) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange, peach, raisins, and grain. Flavor of earth, caramel, grass, raisins, and citrus.

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