Published by Thomas Carlile on Friday, November 05, 2010 at 1:51 PM.
I've had this beer in the fridge for awhile, and I decided it was finally time to try it.
Brewery: Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project
Serving: Bottle, 22 oz.
Style: English Strong Ale
Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Drinkability: 4.0
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.
Labels: English Strong Ale