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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
bottle shared at Crabapples. amber pour, somewhat murky. medium body. caramel/toffee maltiness, earthy bitterness, pine notes. past its prime, somewhat boozy at 10.5%. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
after4ever (6801) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
22.thanks bvc! pours clear light amber with a loose gray head. corn, solvent, and band aids on the nose. creamy medium body, mild fizz. caramel, corn, and band aids on the mid palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6438) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 27, 2011
hazy amber color/ ivory head. Nice nutty, fruity sweet aromas. Medium bodied. Big malty flavors of pit fruits, caramel, marshmallow, mild booze to finish--sweet n boozy--

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6264) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2010
(22oz bottle via trade with Josh) clear rich orange-brown with few bubbles. Nose of sweet caramel, mild alcohol, some fermented apples and cream. Taste of alcohol, sweet caramel, mild spices appear due to heat from the alcohol, cinnamon. A bit too grassy/spicy with a creamy, warming finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
Tons of phenols in the nose, some darker fruit notes - raisins. Almost smells like a malt liquor. Sweet and adjuncty with alcohol. Pours darker golden, no head or lace. Lots of sweetness upfront - sugars, appley plum notes. Toast and even a hint of leather? Tons of adjuncty sweetness wow. So to make a mild 10percen you add a shit ton of fermentable sugars. Mouth burning alcohol. Light but sweet, thin bit hot. Wow, an odd beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5519) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle, Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a slightly hazy light copper body with a small wispy off-white head. Light nose, a little bit of husky and grainy maltiness, slightly sweet. The flavor is a little fruity with some light hops and a little caramel malt. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a touch of clingy sweetness, soft carbonation. Pretty forgetable, though not especially bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
22oz Bomber – Trade - jleblanc
Dark orange in color, thin head. Good malt flavor lots of spices and fruit flavors. This was easy drinking and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (5049) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2011
22 ounce thanks to murphym45. Pours black with creamy head. Taste is not overtly pronounced or intense. Some creamy ale with hops. Alcohol is very hidden.

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