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Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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Belgian Strong Pale Ale
This is an unfiltered Belgian Style Blonde Ale. The beer is blonde in color from the pale malted barley varieties. It is delicately hopped with Styrian Golding and Celeia for medium bitterness and aroma. Sugars are added for higher attenuation, following the practices of some Belgian brewers. Belgian ale yeast is used to add complex flavor esters. This beer is unfiltered and yeast is left in for additional conditioning. The beer is named Fatale because it is 8.5% alcohol by volume and will catch up with you if you’re not careful.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Hazed dark, white peach color with a slightly smaller than average sized, creamy, smooth, frothy, white head. Average retention leaving a decent lace.
S - A light on the light side with a fair amount of phenol, spicy aroma. Clove, coriander, and mediciny aroma are strongest. Some bready and pilsner malt base. Belgian yeast is providing a lot of the aroma. A touch of fruitiness (especially banana).
T - Like the nose, the flavor is dominated by spice, phenol, and bready/pilsner malt (some graininess as well). The malt flavor provides a lot of the flavor and base. Clove, coriander and phenol flavors pop up throughout with an interesting kick. In the back there is a faint fruity ester flavor but not very strong for the style. Slight alcohol warming at the finish, but well hidden and not harsh at all.
M - Medium body with a good level of carbonation. There is a bit of a kick from the alcohol and carbonation, but is very nice and smooth overall.
D - I'm torn on this one and a lot of the scores could be changed a little without much problem for me. It is a little strong on the phenol/spice and not enough fruitiness but it goes down easy. Alcohol makes a very brief showing, but is very well hidden for 8.5%.
Notes: Like I said, I'm torn. A some points I like it and other times I'm not really digging it. Overall I think it just misses a little on the fruitiness. Good and refreshing beer though, it's just not something that I really enjoy. It seems like a nice inoffensive BSPA that I think a lot of people will like, but not love.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2011 01:01:43 |
More by FreshHawk
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice big tight head with larger than normal bubbles. The aroma is plenty of bread yeast with some nice banana fruitiness and a bit of spice. The flavor follows but the banana is more defined and the spiciness is less so. There is some nice lemon zest and a mild balancing bitterness with a nice enough alcohol character.
Serving type: on-tap
09-22-2010 20:57:19 |
More by BieresDesMoines
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Growler into a pint
A - Pours a deep golden color. Very hazy, opaque and thick looking. Head formation is initially very strong, but breaks down to a film quickly.
S - A very light nose, almost imperceptible. Some light malt, perhaps some grainy pilsner. The yeast spice does start to come through. Some alcohol warmth.
T - Starts very smooth, grainy and sweet - seems like loads of pilsner malts are present. Gets more spicy mid-stream, yeasty notes come through strong. Alcohol warmth comes through very strong. Finishes with some estery notes, fruity and sweet.
M - Strong carbonation bite on the tongue. Alcohol warmth (again) is very strong. Beer body is strong, but finishes clean.
D - Very deceptive drinkability. ABV is well hidden. A bit filling as it sits on the palette. Flavors are well integrated.
I'm guessing there won't be many reviews of this one as the brewery indicated this may be the last growler fill - a shame since it is a very worthy beer.
Serving type: growler
08-08-2010 03:46:14 |
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