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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
Sample from bottle at RBWG. Pours a hazy amber color with a small creamy whitish head. The aroma was sweet malt, caramel, floral with hints of fruit. The flavor was pretty big for what it is; sweet caramel malts, fruits, somewhat bready, mild herbal bitterness. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Pours a rich copper with little to no head and a sweet alcoholic nose, verging on medicinal. Intense flavour is well-balanced but a lot to take in at once - plenty of sweet malt with caramel and light honey, balanced against spicy hops. Clove, saffron, young ginger, wow. Thin body with light carb. Not at all quaffable but a gradual sipper of a beer. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Courtesy of bvc. Pours clear copper with thin white head. The aroma is fruity esters, phenol chemicals and then nose searing heat. The taste is very sweet to start with malts and some dark fruity esters. It then gets a punctuated from time to time by a chemical booziness. A mild ale, really?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bomber. Pours a mostly clear, dark golden amber hue. A thick, frothy, beige tinted head shows the consistency of whipped egg whites, leaving sticky, arched columns of lacing on the glass. The aroma is quite fruity, giving notes of old apricots, orange marmalade, and citrus zest amidst a shroud of bread-like dough notes. Altogether, it comes across a bit like a fruitcake, hinting also at notes of crumbly, mild cheese. Aged, earthy hops round out the nose. Flavors are well balanced, with initial notes of sweet, uncooked dough, candied apricots and nectarines being countered by hints of dry toast and earthy, citrusy, fruity hop bitterness. The alcohol is surprisingly well concealed. The palate is fairly hefty, with sugar building as it goes, eventually coating the mouth pretty substantially. While this stuff is fairly agreeable, there’s nothing about it that would make me want to rush out and drink it again, especially at 10% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17278) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Poured a cloudy light brown with a gray head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had notes of sweet grain with some spice and a hint of hops. Flavor was sweeter with lots of bread, cereal and grain with a bit of nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12878) - 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.

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