The Bold Belgian Pale Ale - Dead Frog Brewing
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3.76/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
341ml bottle, part of the current mixed-pack and also sold in its own sixer.
This beer pours a hazy, murky medium red brick amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy beige head, which leaves some decent layered hedge lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.
It smells of biscuity caramel malt, earthy Belgian yeast, a hint of black pepper, and leafy, somewhat grassy hops. The taste is more gritty, dry biscuity pale malt, with caramel now a secondary characteristic, edgy dry yeast, aerosol pepper, and earthy, dusty dry hops.
The carbonation is evenly applied, just a minor twinge here and there, the body a wavering medium weight, and smooth, in the sense of tempting the dangerous part of the sword. It finishes rather dry, the yeast and biscuity malt solidifying their already claimed hold.
A rather yeasty BPA, in a mostly good sense - almost sharp in its manifestation, but agreeable enough overall. I don't quite know where the 'bold' part comes in, but I do detect a certain new-world to hell with the old sensibility to all of this, so that just may be it.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2013 01:53:42 | More by biboergosum
British Columbia (Canada)
4.35/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Part of the mixed 6 pack from Beer month, this is a pleasure to find. A Belgian styled Pale Ale that is truly Belgian in style with the hops coming in second. Usually the beer is a weak imitation of a Belgian pale ale and the yeast is the only difference . This beer smells Belgain and the bready yeasty notes on the finish are great. I loved their DIPA and this is another revelation. Dead Frog is making moves.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2013 02:09:29 | More by canucklehead
The Bold Belgian Pale Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.