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Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale AleFlat Earth Belgian-Style Pale Ale

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85
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bucko on 02-19-2007)
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Reviews by cadenwhitaker:
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cadenwhitaker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I pulled this out of my cellar, after having it in there for about four months. Popping the top resulted in a quick, but not explosive, gusher, only a little run over the side.

Poured a deep, clear amber with a bubbily fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to almost soda-pop like effect.

Taste is muted, tastes like a belgian, nothing spectacular there. Though it was terribly fizzy... and that's not something I really go for in belgians.

Overall impression. I wish the head retention was better, this beer would be better served with a sticky-fluffy-white-head instead of a soda-pop fizzbomb. Aside from that, the taste was there. I will get this again, but I think it needs a bit of work.

--- older review

It took a few drinks, then I realized I must have been drinking this beer way to cold because I wasn't getting any of the flavors.

The pour is a clear golden amber, and the taste is very muted at first but the flavor comes out in the end. Very sessionble.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 20:44:45 | More by cadenwhitaker
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20%

07-20-2014 21:42:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-27-2014 17:16:21 | More by DaveMiller
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-01-2014 02:11:49 | More by zimmee66
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Minnesota

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-29-2013 01:33:16 | More by kraticus41
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-16-2013 04:56:59 | More by jaydoc
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

09-11-2013 03:51:08 | More by fuzzcherry
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

22 oz. bottle purchased 3 days ago, and poured into a Belgian snifter.

Appearance: Amber-orange hue with a huge, foamy, durable off-white head. Gobs of lacing, but the bottle foamed over after opening, and again after pouring about 10 oz. of beer.

Aroma: Yeasty with suggestions of banana and bubblegum. These clash with some earthy/spicy hops.

Flavor: more sour than expected which, together with the over-flowing bottle lead me to suspect some contamination. Mildly bitter finish and aftertaste. Plenty of hop kick for style.

Mouthfeel: near medium body; high carbonation.

O: perhaps a bad bottle and worthy of a re-test, but not so bad that I can conclude this with confidence.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 23:30:38 | More by chinchill
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-30-2013 22:32:38 | More by Beerlover
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-27-2013 01:34:33 | More by Mervjahn
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WallE89

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-21-2013 01:37:50 | More by WallE89
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AndyP612

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber poured into an imperial pint.

A- Dark orage color with a finger plus of off white, fluffy head. Average retention.

S- Yeast forward nose with no trace of malt or fruit. Smells a little hot.

T- Belgian like yeast hits me right off the bat. Barely any hop to speak of. Slight caramel sweetness present as well.

M- Light and crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O- I thought I would give Flat Earth another try this evening. I find myself feeling the same after each and every ale I try (except the pumpkin ale). Overall, it is a decent Belgian style pale, though I hesitate calling it a pale at all as the hops are not easily detected. Slightly above average in my opinion but a nice change of pace from a daily pale. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 02:01:45 | More by AndyP612
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Herky21

Iowa

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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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joh02034

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-09-2013 03:16:13 | More by joh02034
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Hawkharvs

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-20-2012 19:00:07 | More by Hawkharvs
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

09-26-2012 23:36:06 | More by t0rin0
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +20%

09-24-2012 03:00:50 | More by MN_Beerticker
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Copper-orange. Slightly hazy. Head is one finger, ever so slightly off white. Retention is mediocre.
S- The smell is earthy sweet, with a bit of biscuit. A bit more hop than most Belgians and not much fruit.
T- The fruityness comes through just a touch here with a peachy opening. There is some caramel as well. Finish is still sweet but a bit of earthyness brings some roundness to it.
M- Medium-full body. Carbonation is low and smooth. A bit too sticky though.
O- I love most Flat Earth beers and most Belgians, but this one was not that special. Middle of the road.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 21:00:34 | More by jsprain1
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Pennsylvania

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06-18-2012 05:32:48 | More by bigbeers84
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Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.