Pretty Things Once Upon A Time, February 27th, 1832, Mild

 
RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.

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3.9
Travlr (26417) - 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.

3.9
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, 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.

3.9
Ethereal (2471) - 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.

3.9
manuchampions (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
22oz bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a very clear burnished copper colour with a frothy off white head. Nose is sweet, with caramel, a prominent alcohol note and some light spicy hop notes. Head recedes leaving light lacing, a firm ring and a light film. Palate is sticky, biting, a clean bitterness in the finish. Flavor is mostly hop notes with a spicy, resiny flavor to it and some light nutty hints and some sugary caramel notes. Very solid brew.

3.9
mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdye11. poured a deep copper with a cream head. slightly tart, dried fruits, and malts. nice palate, thick bready malts, sweet fruits, and a great finish.

3.9
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
22oz Bottle. Interesting warm grainy aroma, with some orange character and piney hoppiness. Pours a surprising pale orange, even, lightly hazed and a rim of whitish. Foamy texture brings some serious booze to the palate and a unique multi-grain texture. Lots and lots of booze, almost gin-like - I think this comes from the intense hop dose. It’s interesting. Nicely attenuated and with a tangy hop finish. Different and fun. I appreciate the high level of alcohol character with noticeable raw green hops and dryness.

3.9
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: pours a beautiful, bright orange apricot with some gold highlights shimmering throughout. Nice billowing white head that leaves behind plenty of lacing. S: quite sweet with aromas of aprico and citrus. Some leafy English hops make their way in, although the sweetness is a bit one dimensional. T: everything comes together a little bit better here with some beautiful malt swewetness that brings its own caramel, bready complexity. The fruitiness of this beer is quite stunning, with over-ripe apricots being the most forward of the fruits. A good amount of bitterness prevents the beer from being too cloying. M: medium bodied and quite creamy. There isn’t much of even a trace of alcohol. The only thing holding this back is that the overall body was quite thin for a beer with such powerful flavors. D: very nice. Great flavors going all around. A fantastic recreation. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-07-2010

3.9
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Shared at RBWG11: Cloudy orange-yellow color with a thin lacing. Smells like alcohol, vanilla, and bread. Taste of old bourbon, vanilla, barrels, and some bitter hops. Mouth is pleasantly warming and dry.

3.9
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
a-nothing special, but decent hazy copper with finger worth of head. s-very nice, complex and a whole lot going on. Sweet zest of a clemintine, bit of spice and well hopped T-much like the smell, but even more intence lot’s of flavor. Malt, citrus zesty, peppery spice, a touch of wood and a very nice dry finish. M&D- much more delicate than I would have imagined. A bit too carbonated at first but it settled down after a bit. Very drinkable especially for the alc% of this one. I was very impressed there. Overall a very good beer from a great brewer.


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