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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3.4
bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
22oz capped from gen0sis. Clear caramel golden with light tan head. Whoa!..hot nose...solvent, astringent, artificial apple, light caramel and quite adjunct-y. Much more pleasant on palate though. Dark fruit and cough syrupish though as it warms. Bizzare beer.

3.4
drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2010
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010 courtesy fata2683. Bubblegum aroma, the flavor is huuuge sweet with bubblegum. Strange.

3.4
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
From notes: Pours a dark copper amber color with dark golden orange hues when held to a light source and a to finger frothy yellowish beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of lacing. Slightly earthy hop aroma with hints of pine and subtle tropical and citrus fruit notes, especially orangepeel and pineapple. Malt presence with hints of toffee, bread, graham cracker, caramel and rye. Surprisingly chewy full body with a very dry hop presence up front that is pretty bitter but not overbearing. Floral with hints of earthy pine and sweet citrus notes, especially mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Sweet caramel malt backbone with hints of toasty bread, toffee, caramel, rye and hazelnut. Strong alcohol presence toward the end of the swallow that is a bit overpowering. Again, graham cracker is present and this beer is nicely balanced but a bit too hot for my liking. Long dry finish. An interesting experiment but kind of mediocre.

3.4
alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, 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.

3.3
mgermani (1010) - 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.

3.3
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - 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?

3.3
fonefan (51064) - 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]

3.3
BrewDad (5667) - 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.

3.3
Beerlando (3343) - 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.

3.3
harrisoni (19318) - 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.


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