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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 (3152) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GRM (2988) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - 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.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 First rating!!! Yes!!!! This beer is awesome. The nose is fruity, booozy, very enticing. The appearance is red/brown, slighly hazy, off-white head. The flavor is amazing, dark fruit (plums, raisins), and spicy hops. The finish is sweet, with a boozy warming in the throat. The body is medium/thick, fair amount of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Really enjoyed this one. Pours a 14 karat orange with a razor sharp white edge that circles the glass and leaves little lacing. Aroma is of honey, caramel, and citrus. Flavor shows a bit of peppery spice along with biscuit, malt, and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and the ABV is hidden beautifully. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2710) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2011
22oz Bottle Pours out cloudy amber topped with a cream head. Aroma was citrus, caramel, bread malts, and some tropical fruit. Taste was much as the aroma with a good balance of citrus hops and sweet malts. This beer was a surprise to me a10% mild ale it just doesn’t make scents to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
22oz bottle, no date shared by wavers. Caramel malt and fruity nose with some floral hops. Flavor is fairly bitter with the same caramel sweetness. Bitterness peaked at a 4 in the dry finish. Medium full body with light carbonation. Pretty good and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO’s Back in the UK tasting, 22nd May 2010. Gold-ish amber. Candy sugar sweetness but strong hops too. Strength is exceptionally well hidden. Palate is lovely and smooth, it coats the mouth. Very slightly sticky. Impressive stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy amber color. Nose is fruit, spice and malt. Flavor is sweet, spicy, hints of apple with a good hoppy backbone. Nice mild ale. High ABV is hidden. $10.45 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.


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