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Belgian Pale Ale
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look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
From a growler I picked up at the brewery into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a bright copper with a quick dissolving off-white cap. Some fine strings and spots of lace stick to the glass.
This brew displays a very mild aroma faintly of belgian phenols. Very minimal clove and some spicy esters evolve but no matter how warm I let this offering get and no matter how much I swirl my glass, it is very muted.
The taste echos the aromatics. Everything about this brew seems so watered down and mild. There is a faint yeasty spice of clove overtop almost a peopery spice. Some grain inclusion is present with a toasty bready grain element faintly flavored like toffee/caramel. Some herbal hops and mild spice of alcohol come out in the back once the brew goes beyond ideal temperatures.
This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. I cant help but continually think this brew seems watered down. Evergthing about it is just so mild. I really struggled to find any distiguishable character to the aroma and the flavor is bland at best. This is a rare miss by bullfrog. I really regret getting a growler fill.
Serving type: growler
06-08-2012 12:43:43 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this with me, enjoyed from the growler chilled in a pint glass.
The color is deep amber that borders on copper with good clarity and thick white cap with ultra fine bead. The smell is earthy, mildly malt with some light toasted grain and mild yeast esters which come off in the spiced realm. The feel is moderately full with medium carbonation and semi dry body with subtle sweetness and mild bitterness w/ slight spiced tinge.
The taste is good with some nice malt flavor which is bready with the belgian yeast compliment. The malt almost seems roasted the more you sip and it is a pretty yeasty example although not too far overboard. The beer is substantial for the style and could be good for a mild day with easy quaffability.
Serving type: growler
05-23-2012 18:57:14 |
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