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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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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: bucko on 02-19-2007

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Ratings: 139 | Reviews: 97
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of rawfish
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a mildly hazy orange with a tight white cap of froth, a finger in height with average retention and some bits of stick on the glass.

Clove and coriander with lemony bright pepper. Malts hold a waffle batter malt sweetness and bubble gum and slight banana on the finish.

Full body with sweet caramel malt, cake batter, and sourdough. Belgian spices of clove and pepper. Finishes drying with a blast of lemon, but very tart and acidic on the finish to accompany some drying.

Alcohol is well hidden from a medium body that's very overly carbonated making the brew feel thinner, the fizz really punishes the palate at the end of the drink when exposed to a very harsh acidic finish.

A tasty beer with nice Belgian character however the astringent finish and mouthfeel that enhances the sour really hurts its status as a good Belgian pale. Comes off more like a mini sour or wild ale. Drinkable but I really had to switch my mindset to enjoy this one.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of warnerry
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear orange/brown with almost two fingers of tan head. Head has nice retention and leaves some lacing, but not much.

S - Nice Belgian yeast aroma, a bit earthy and some bubblegum and faint banana. Also some biscuit malt.

T - A nice yeast spiciness up front, along with some noble hops that I didn't notice in the aroma. Biscuit aroma, a bit of banana. Pretty easy drinking.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium. Finishes semi-dry.

O - Pretty enjoyable, but not a standout. Just a nice easy drinking beer with enough Belgian influence to make it interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 24 Beer Stein

Appearance - Very Clear Dark Orange & Amber color with a very slight haze. Head pours around a 2 finger width with a fluffy like appearance to it; It also fades rather quickly leaving behind no lacing.

Smell - There's some cloves sweet caramel & bubblegum in the aroma, as well as some banana. I can also detect some yeasts and barley too. The smell kind of reminds me of a good Hefeweisen.

Taste - Caramel and Bubblegum mixed in with some banana and cloves flavor. I can pick up on the yeasts and barley in here, but they're fairly subtle. The flavor reminds me of a cross between a Hefeweisen and a Saison, it's interesting and it works out quite well!

Mouthfeel - Carbonation and body are very light in general, so it's fairly easy to drink and it feels very smooth to the palette and mouth!

Overall - It's flavor is less Belgian Pale Ale and more Hefeweisen/Saison, but it still tastes very good and it's incredibly easy to drink. It's bit of an odd-ball combination in terms of flavor but it comes together very well in the end!

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of plfahey
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Golden orange hue with good clarity and a moderate, off-white head with fair retention and some decent lacing.

Aroma-The first aromas that hit are intense clove, banana, and bubblegum aromatics. Underneath the clove/ester profile, there's a bit of caramel/toffee malt character, along with some light vanilla. There's also a hint of spicy hops to be had. Pleasant, though a bit bubblegummy for my taste.

Flavor-Light caramel and rich toffee malt along with bananas and a faint clove flavor slowly dry towards bubblegum and a low green hop flavor with moderately low hop bitterness. Fairly dry in the finish with brisk carbonation wiping the palate clean and a lingering hop bitterness/bubblegum flavor remaining.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderately high, brisk carbonation.

An easy drinking, belgian style pale ale. I was kinda so-so on this one when I started, but it definitely grew on me as I went-I could drink a bomber or two of this, no problem. Certainly not my favorite BPA, but a solid beer.

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Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.