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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgncc (3094) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (916) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18520) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2554) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle from Craft. Pours chill hazy copper with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, fusel spirits, hops, pepper. Tastes rich, malty, spirity, with spare hops and a rich flavor. This one is anything but mild. and if they were drinking this stuff back in 1832, then they were awesome. Gets hotter as it warms, and lightweights need go back to Bud Chelada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5493) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours light maple syrup into a snifter. Off-white head pancakes to mottle surface leaving slight lacing. Banana aromas. Thick with caramel syrup-soaked bananas flambe upfront turning bitter chocolate in the lasting finish. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14922) - , 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21403) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2010
The nose is initially quite sweet with bubblegum, boiled sweets, caramel ,butterscotch, banana, ginger and alcohol all present in varying degrees. Clear deep golden/light copper coloured body is topped by two fingers of off white, fine bubbled head that recedes slowly to a partial cover with some lacing. Intensely sweet at first with plenty of round caramel, toffee and butterscotch notes to round it out followed by nutty almond flavour as the dark malts begin to appear and offer a roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is barely notable in the finish but for some mild warming. Medium body is somewhat slick in texture but offset by pleasant effervescence that keeps it lively despite its weight. Definitely a sipper and a nice beer for a damp and rainy late spring evening. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in May 2010.

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