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Pale Ale Américaine - Brasserie Dunham

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Pale Ale AméricainePale Ale Américaine

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BA SCORE
83
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 12-26-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Cycle69, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Mesa512, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of ThomasRL
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ThomasRL, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of mbonugli
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mbonugli, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%

341ml bottle, part of the six-pack retail delivery vector here in Alberta, at 5.5% ABV.

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with two svelte fingers of puffy, frothy, and fairly creamy dirty white head, which leaves some streaky dripping paint job lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of orange and grapefruit citrus pith, pine forest floor detritus, crackery pale malt, a hint of dry caramel/toffee, subtly spicy yeast notes, and a further lemon floor polish fruitiness. The taste is pretty consistent - a nice crisp citrus and pine bitterness, still pretty non-sweet crackery, bready pale malt, a retreating yeastiness, and some mild leafy soapiness.

The bubbles are nice and laid-back, just takin' 'er easy, the body on the light side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, a small tacky cloyingness the proverbial pea in this instance. It finishes generally dry, the malt apparently not possessing any extra gears, and the hops smugly putting it in neutral.

A pleasant enough APA, for the hopheads out there (full disclosure - who has two thumbs, and is...aww..you get the idea), with the obvious lack of caramel sweetness, this is indeed that particular kind of west coast-style pale ale. In theory, wanks such as myself should love this, but, as I already learned many moons ago, balance is the key, and this one teeters just a wee bit too much.

biboergosum, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Mack, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

LarryAppleton, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of groleau
3/5  rDev -17.8%

groleau, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tom10101, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Krakpoff, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

mmapes, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Whatup14, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Sammy, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%

Wow! Wish we'd bought more...

Pours a cloudy yellowish amber with a respectably lingering white head.

Has a fantastic hop-forward aroma of tropical fruit sweetness with a citrus bitterness. Likewise impressed with the well-balanced taste, enough malts to give it a solid backbone behind the decidedly "west coast" hop focus. That easy drinking sweetness combines well with the bitter finish.

An excellent APA!

hopsolutely, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of olivianjeremie
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%

This beer is a little sweet, has a slight fruittyiness to it. For and IPA, it had a little hoppiness. It had a very good flavour. Very nice Llght color. It was at room temperature, being a cask, this would probably been better chilled. Had this ad the brewery, great place for a pint.

olivianjeremie, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

juliendesrochers, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

NightINgale, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled Aug. 1, 2013.

Appearance: Totaly hazy body the color of pineapple, 2 finger creamy head that keeps retention and good draping around the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma, zesty, citrusy, orange, lemon, light

Taste: Bit soapy, pineapple, papaya, catty a bit, tiny bit of sweetness but has an overwhelmingly bitter dryness, lots of citrus fruit that doesn't quite cut the dryness though.

Mouthfeel: Starts creamy but veers midway through the end into a very dry bitterness.

Overall: Not a pale ale for beginners and not completely my cup of tea. It was good but different than what i look for in a pale ale.

papat444, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Yoozeo, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

JG_brew, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

chickenm, Nov 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

A - Pours a yellow color with golden hues. Large, snow white, rocky head with medium retention but leaving a beautiful lacing. Small particles (hop?) were present in the glass after pouring the second half of the bottle.

S - Good balance of grainy malt and hop (mostly citrusy) with a touch of yeast. There is a nice spiciness into it, almost biscuity. Good smell!

T - Hop is predominant on the palate with resiny and citrusy flavors. I was hopping for a better balance...

M - Medium bodied, this beer has a relatively high carbonation giving a crispy feeling on the palate. Mouthfeel is quite clean and hop bitterness, heavy.

O - An average APA in my opinion. Really good aromas which are unfortunately different from the flavors. Would benefit from a bigger malt character to balance the hop and a smoother feeling.

duracell, May 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

oldp0rt, Apr 28, 2012
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Pale Ale Américaine from Brasserie Dunham
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.