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The Bold Belgian Pale Ale - Dead Frog Brewing

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The Bold Belgian Pale AleThe Bold Belgian Pale Ale

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dead Frog Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Exeter on 10-06-2013)
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341 ml bottle into a tulip glass. A rich dark reddish bronze color with a moderate amount of creamy beige head, this brew sports quite a lovely aroma, sweet nutty Belgian yeast, peach, cherry, dried dark fruit (raisins, figs, and dates), grapefruit, caramels and gummy candy. More yeast and sweet malt than spice although ones gets a whiff of nutmeg. Taste is similar: Fig newton cookie, strawberry, citrus rind, brown spice, tobacco, molasses chews, black tea ... A drying and bitter yet not unpleasant medicinal astringency, ample yeast character, fruity and with some American hop flourishes but everything still remains decidedly "old world" in flavor. Minimal booze flavor. Full bodied and smooth, with some spice and sour fruit elements in the dryish roast malt-forward finish. Might be my favorite from this brewery to date. Perhaps there is a little something missing that one does find in the authentic Belgian ales ... Perhaps not. In either case, more than worthy of being enjoyed on the basis of its own merits.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 00:55:30 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Slongie

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-22-2014 06:07:01 | More by Slongie
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-21-2014 01:57:39 | More by MJ63
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RandyFlameThrower

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

07-18-2014 10:01:49 | More by RandyFlameThrower
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Eric_Standard

British Columbia (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A nice, murky, medium amber with a light head of white foam.

Smell: Very clean smelling, notes of yeast, bread, fruit, and spices.

Taste: Similar to the smell: lots of yeast, bread and fruit, as well as pronounced black pepper flavours. Hops are grassy and a bit herbal. Very mild notes of caramel. Starts and finishes yeasty. This does feel fairly Belgian, aptly named in that regard.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation, quite nice.

Overall: Not quite as bold as the name might suggest, but delicious none the less.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 04:47:15 | More by Eric_Standard
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-23-2014 08:09:56 | More by joemcgrath27
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-21-2013 02:17:08 | More by andrenaline
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-21-2013 01:19:04 | More by YamagamiTravis
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-14-2013 05:57:18 | More by DamageCase76
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-06-2013 02:13:10 | More by chickenm
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
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
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-10-2013 03:42:25 | More by bumchilly25
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
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
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-09-2013 23:22:45 | More by ZachT
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-06-2013 09:22:30 | More by Exeter
The Bold Belgian Pale Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.