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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
swoopjones (7020) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Macegan75 (819) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Beer I bought without much thought, but pours kind of amurky color, looks, tastes and feels like a crude DIPA ala 1832, not sure this is truely representative of the authentic style, either way a peculiar beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10663) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 Bottle… Tally Tasting ‘10… Mostly clear, dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose offers notes of pale bready malts and herbal, medicinal, fruity hops... with a buttery hint of diacetyl. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Malty and sweet, but balanced well by medium bitterness. Finishes bittersweet, and then dry. Thanks to fata2683 for sharing the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1839) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Not sure how this can be considered a "mild" ale at 10%, but I suppose one can name their beer anything they want. This is a very chewy clear deep golden colored brew with good carbonation. Aroma and flavors are deep complex sweet malts, which are nicely held in check by the spicy hops. The heaviness does also mask the ABV too. Very smooth, especially for a heavy beer. Think "strong ale" with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12767) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle at RBWG 2011. Pours clear pinkish-orange, thin white head, no real lacing. Nose is sweet persimmons, florals, Jolly Rancher candies, the Watermelon kind, and fresh guava, plus jujube candies as well. Flavours of cinnamon, pepper-berries, sweet candy. Very strange beer. Nice, but strange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
This is a pretty hoppy beer with wheat, citrus, alcohol, slight pine. Pineapples and maybe some minty weirdness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3728) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5914) - 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.

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