February 27th, 1832 Mild Ale - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
deep, dark brown with lots of ruby tones mixed in throughout. A nice sized two finger head of light tan came up through the top and settled down quickly, leaving behind a nice film across the top and a good amount of side glass lace. The aroma was rich, candy sweet and mixed with a touch of alcohol. Light bready aroma lying underneath gave way to a very pronounced candied sugar like malt in the middle. Some light touches of fruit, but this was a caramel malt driven monster. Hints of alcohol in the finish, but a really nice medium body that was more then adequately carbonated was the real treat here. A very nice evening sipper
11-11-2011 02:43:06 | More by mikesgroove
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
Malt Bomb. Pours a hazy orange with a faint white wispy head. Sweet malty bomb in the nose, with a hint of citrus and candy sugar. Totally mild in the mouth, white chocolate, sweet malt. Little to no hop presence in the brew. Mild malt flavor somehow hides the boozyness in the brew. Good mouth feel for the style.
(what is the style?) Not my favorite in the series, but solid, and would enjoy again.
08-30-2011 03:01:25 | More by baconsausage
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
I don't believe I've ever had a mild ale before but this one turned out to be pretty impressive. This beer pours out as a nice looking copper color with some reddish lowlights and some orange highlights. The head on the beer is thick and white giving off some pleasant aromas. The smell of the beer is mostly made up of sweet malts and some roasted aromas. The taste of this beer is sweet upfront and fades into a toasted bitterness in the end. The mouthfeel of this is pretty thick and rather enjoyable. Overall I believe that this beer is pretty damn good. I would definitely recommend this and would definitely drink it again in the future.
07-04-2011 21:10:42 | More by Knapp85
3.4/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
01-06-2011 08:56:26 | More by corby112
3.33/5 rDev -17%
Pours a cloudy, dull carrot color with marigoled edges. Thin white head receds to a thin collar with a yin-yang swirl of foam connecting the two sides: talk about a balanced beer! Few lacey squiggles.
Aroma is orange and tangerine citrus with underlying baguette crust. I don't think they had citrus hops back in 1832 England and I believe the only ingredients in this beer is East Kent Goldings and Mild malt. So I'm guessing this citrus is a combination of Mild malt profile, yeast, and fermentation temperatures.
Taste is juicy Sunny Delight and foccaia bread-like toasty bread in back. Odd mouthfeel: it's effervescent but in no way fizzy.
Not one of my Pretty Things favs.
12-31-2010 16:43:23 | More by donkeyrunner
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
Interesting beer. I picked up a bomber at Abe's Cold Beer for about $10. It poured a clear amber with a short white head. There's sharp, spicy hop backbone with bready caramel malt that rolls into tart cherry and then the cinnamon and a grassy citrus rind hop spice. I'm not sure what the difference between this and an English barleywine would be, but it has a wonderful mix of Euro hops and pale malts. Check it out.
12-07-2010 03:39:20 | More by tempest
3.05/5 rDev -23.9%
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly opaque reddish orange color with a nice 1 finger white tan head that slowly settles and leaves lace on the glass as it does. More malty smelling than hoppy but there is a slight citrus type ara in the nose. Hmmm, the taste is sweet and malty with hints of caramel with a slight hip kick in the back end. The malt dominates this beer though basically throughout the entire drink of this beer. Decently so-so drinkable but not outstanding. Minimal lace. Medium mouthfeel. Boozy finish.
11-14-2010 17:24:42 | More by kbutler1
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.08/5 rDev -23.2%
Poured into a snifter.
Pours 1/2 finger o white head. Color is a hazed golden orange.
Aroma: Biscuit and bready malts floral sticky hops, some fruit esters. I get a fair amount of orange. A bit of booze shines through.
Taste: Not really what I was expecting. This is bready, biscuity, and yeasty. Some toffee and pale malts come through with a bit of a herbal taste. It does has the fruit esters, but they are a bit masked here. Has a lot of alcohol showing.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and bland.
Overall, the name was very deceiving. This was no where near a mild ale. Not something I was particularily fond of. Unique, but not something I will be drinking a lot of.
11-13-2010 01:21:34 | More by mothman
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
11-12-2010 23:31:04 | More by jdhilt
4.47/5 rDev +11.5%
Big thanks to rlmartin for the hook-up
A - It pours a very peachy hue of copper; there is very scant white froth atop. On the second pour, there is a thick foamy head that collapses slowly, leaving a good amount of lace.
S - Big flowery-fruity nose, with lots of sweet bready notes and a little spiciness. Something about this reminds me of De Dolle beers.
T - The flavor is full of big breadiness with strong floral notes, but it is very hard to describe in further detail. It seems to have some buttery, honey-ish, toffee-ish and slightly peat-y notes. Spicy, herbal and floral hop lingers on the finish, producing notes of orange-blossom. The alcohol is very well-hidden, given the ABV, and is apparent only as a flavor enhancer. Another winner for Pretty Things.
M - On the lighter side of full-bodied, it is softly carbonated and very enhancing.
D - The alcohol is so well buried in this one, it is astonishing. Very drinkable.
11-11-2010 23:13:05 | More by ktrillionaire
3.73/5 rDev -7%
This beer is the first in Pretty Things' "Once Upon a Time..." series, in which they brew beers according to very old recipes. Despite the fact hat this beer was labeled as a Mild Ale, the alcohol content certainly indicates that it's not a mild in the sense that we think of today.
This beer pours a lightly hazed, amber-copper color. It's topped by a fluffy and creamy, beige head that leaves sticky lace. The aroma has malty notes of bread, caramel, and toast. There's a bit of fruitiness in the center, almost a banana flavor. The fish has a peppery spiciness from the alcohol, and a good dose of bitterness. This beer is medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated, but has a light, crisp finish.
This beer is definitely not mild, but it's a decent strong ale that's pretty malty, but not overly so.
10-24-2010 18:22:12 | More by EPICAC
February 27th, 1832 Mild Ale from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.