Syracuse Pale Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.98/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We pour a brew of robust golden yellow. It holds a two finger head of creamy whitish bubbles. This shows great retention, leaving thick sheets of lacing down the glass. There is a chill haze to it, with no sediment noted. Carbonation is robustly active. The nose shows metallic pale malts, and lightly adjuncty chalk. The hops to balance are floral and lemony, giving a slight pucker. With warmth comes plastic phenols, adding bitterness, and a chalky grassiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is refreshing, but a bit on the light side. As we sip, cleanly toasted pale malts hit first, mixing with soft citric malts, and light wheatiness. Lemon juice bitterness works in, with moderate chalky dryness. The peak comes with metallics, pale malts, baker’s yeast, citric fruitiness, and bittering mineral. We finish the swallow on notes of sweeter malts, with flashes of white sugar, floral and citric hops, more chalky, plastic phenols that bounce off the ethanol, and muddy pale malts. The aftertaste breathers of booze, those muddy pale malts, chalk, plastic phenols, light metallic adjuncts, and black pepper. The body is medium, and the carbonation is full. The latter gives big froth and cream to the sip, whereas there is nice slurp and pop on the back. The mouth is wet and happy, with slightly puckering astringency by the final drop. The abv is appropriate, and the beer glugs easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the cleanliness of flavoring, and the drinkability. The flavor starts freshly, with nice pale malts, and a citric hop blend. This stays true to the very end, where the malts become a bit more muddy and bittering. This really doesn’t affect drinkability that much though. Coupled with the nose and slurp, this is a great go-to pale ale, and a well-kept local secret.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 23:30:25 | More by TheBrewo
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3.45/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A clear and deep coppery color with a translucency due only to the color, this beer struggles to maintain a wispy head that sinks down to foam with strong edging and achieves decent spotting.
As similar as can be in aroma and flavor, this pale ale is moderately hoppy with a focus on earth, leaf and mineral notes that make me wonder if it isn't an English version. A hint of estery sweetness comes up at the front and gives way to the bitterness, while a bit more flora comes out from middle to end.
It's more prickly than crisp and bitingly so. Its light-medium body holds a certain mineral edge to it.
Serving type: on-tap
06-02-2014 00:40:33 | More by Brenden
3.71/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus, honey and some hops.
T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, honey and citrus. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style even though it seems to lean more toward the English Pale Ale style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2013 03:52:50 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.51/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
When in Syracuse, buy a like named beer!
Pours clear gold with a one finger white head that dropped to a cover but left some lace.
Floral hop nose with a slight soapy presence...no it wasn't the glassware.
Taste was similar with some floral hops up front, slight bitterness through the middle and a clean, somewhat dry finish.
Mouthfeel was on the thin side with a buttery presence. Mellow carbonation was a bit prickly on the tongue.
Nice session brew at 5%
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2013 23:23:56 | More by BrewMaven
Syracuse Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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