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

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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 131
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%


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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katan

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a tulip.

A - Pours a deep copper color. Light head formation, off white in color. Leaves behind a film. Appears to be extremely carbonated, as there is a vigorous envelope of bubbles streaming from the laser etching on this NB glass.

S - Certain has Belgian properties on the nose. I smell a sweet caramel note, complemented with a strong raisin smell. Some belgian yeast breadiness comes through.

T - Starts off with the raisin belgian note. Sweet. Mid-stream builds some balance of bitterness, but hopping is non-existent. Yeastiness is the counter balance to the sweet. Finishes with a sweeter, bready note that is cut with a strong phenolic flavor - certainly strong for the potency of this beer.

M - Strong in both beer body and a very hefty carbonation profile. Bubbles tickle the tongue. Leaves behind a cloying sweet texture.

D - Moderate to high drinkability. Very manageable ABV. Flavors are smooth, not overwhelming. Only downside is that the carbonation is making this beer a hair filling.

After the disappointment of the angry earth, this turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

Happy new year all.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 20:15:09 | More by katan
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dfillius

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 3 fingers of fizzy off-white head from aggressive pour subsides to nothing with very active bubbling. Clear copper liquid. I'd like better head retention.
S: Malty sweet, toffee and bread with hints of noble hops. Smells tasty.
T: Sweet with very mild bitterness. Nice Belgian yeasty spice. I'd like more hops but that would probably make this a BIPA. Well balanced.
M: Syrupy, a little prickly. Pleasant overall
D: Quite good on this, the hottest day of the year so far (98 degrees) Drinkable, I want the whole 22oz. bottle for myself.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 17:08:10 | More by dfillius
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange - amber color with a large off white head with decent retention. Not much aroma. Some bready malt and yeast is about it. The flavor is slightly sweet and slightly bitter, with some fruit flavor. This is a light bodied beer, which is heavily carbonated, and easy to drink. Not the best Belgian Pale Ale, but it is decent.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 04:45:39 | More by hardy008
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours an amber/orange color with a 2 inch off-white head. Head retention is good, lacing is decent. The aroma is light, it smells like toasted and bready malt, yeast, and a bit of apricot. It tastes like bready malt, wheat, yeast, pepper and some bitter hops. Unfortunately it's not a good bitter taste. There seems to be something a bit "off" with this brew, but I can't exactly figure out what it is. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth but there's too much carbonation in this beer IMO. Drinkability isn't bad, but would be better if the carbonation is lower. I'm not impressed with this beer at all, but I'd try it again in the future.

Edit - I forgot to mention that this beer was more than a year old when I drank it, so it wasn't exactly fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 21:02:11 | More by bluejacket74
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a large 22 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Deep amber color, clear and carbonated. Nice one to two finger foamy head that didn't last long and left a slight lacing as it receded.

Smell: Toasty malts and slightly sweet and tangy. Not the usual fruitiness or hoppiness of typical Belgian Pale Ale's.

Taste: Like it smelled, malty and slightly sweet and dry. Not much hop presence or strong flavor profiles here, very light and slightly bland.

Mouth feel: Thin light-to-medium body, decent carbonation. Not much happening on the tongue.

Drinkability: Eh, it was OK, but there are far better Belgian Pale Ale's out there. Probably wouldn't seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 03:27:31 | More by ChopperSmith
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from growler into new Summit Pint.

Appearance: Bright orange-amber with moderate head at first but dies down quickly with very little lacing.

Smell: Mainly fruit and toasted malts. Some slight Belgian funk.

Taste: Very malty backbone of biscuit, toast and fruit. Slight banana and clove undertones, but not too much. Fairly light on the Belgian spectrum, but quite delicious nonetheless.

Feel: Lower carbonation than expected for a Belgian beer, medium body, slightly dry finish.

Drinkability: Great everyday beer. Nice to have a Belgian flagship for once.

Serving type: growler

07-28-2009 02:51:21 | More by bsp77
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jera1350

Minnesota

2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light golden orange color with big fluffy white head that shrinks down pretty fast. No lacing.

Big yeasty wheat smell.

Roasted malt, big wheat and yeast flavor. Some hops. Tastes like there's some adjuncts in it. Very oddly melded flavors. They are just not working together. Taste reminds me of mixing a pale ale and a belgian in the same glass at home.

Lighter bodied, overly carbonated. When I take a sip, it starts foaming up in my mouth. It's as if I had a mentos in my mouth at the same time.

I hope I have a bad bottle here, but I can't say I will reach for this one again. This might be a drain pour yet.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 01:49:59 | More by jera1350
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this one as a really cool extra recently. I have had a lot of thing from Flat Earth, and I swear what I haven't had just came in the last week! Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 06/23/2009.
 
The pour was very nice. Light amber in color, moderate haze with a nice two inches of white foam on top. Settled down into a soft pillow that just barely stayed afloat throughout the day. Light aroma of grain, light grasses and hints of bready touches as well. Some light peach, pears, light fig like notes as it warms with a touch of a peppery spice. As I take the first sip, it is remarkably smooth and very easy drinking. Light prickly carbonation is apparent now with a light bready flavor that coats the tongue, leaving a very nice, and very light fruit flavor to cap off the finish. Lightly dry and very session able, good one to enjoy on a warm summer day.
 
Overall very solid, and very nice for the style. Not as hoppy as some of the other examples, but very mellow and smooth. I would do this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 19:56:19 | More by mikesgroove
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BDLbrewster

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich orange hued amber color with a bright, snow white one finger head that fleeted quickly leaving almost no lacing.

Smells of sweet belgian yeast and biscuit, accompanied by a moderate amount of sugary sweetness. Some light toasty malt in the nose as well. Very pleasant.

Biscuit and a nice chunk of sugary sweetness right away. There is some wheaty character to it as well, mildly spicy hops and a definite wheat taste in the finish. Very light but comes off as somewhat rich.

Thinner in the mouth than I expect for the style. I have had serious carbonation issues with this brew in the past, but this batch hit its mark.

Light bodied, cheap and very nice tasting, session this brew whenever I see it on tap

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 00:43:00 | More by BDLbrewster
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spointon

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a 22oz brown bomber bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A= This ale poured a bright and clear copper color with a 2.5" white foam head. The head dropped modestly and left a bit of lace behind. It was a decent looking ale, but didn't really look like a Belgian pale ale.

S= Lots of malty sweetness and nuttiness up front, with a big toasty note in there too. Only a mild estery yeast presence.

T= Taste followed the smell. Big toasted biscuit and nutty malt flavor dominated the front end of this beer. Some mild Belgin yeast phenolics in the middle. The finish was dry and nutty and very refreshing.

MF= Medium bodied, with a moderate carbonation level and decent crispness.

D= I enjoyed this on a hot day after working in the yard. It was very refreshing and I could easily have sessioned a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 00:52:30 | More by spointon
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roadhouse

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber into a Duvel glass

Pours a clear copper color with a two inch off-white head that falls down to a skim. It has trouble holding a head despite being in the Duvel glass. No lacing is left behind.

Aroma is yeasty with a bit of sweet sugar, toasty malt, and some clovey phenols. A mild fruit character of peach and apple.

Taste is very toasty with mild fruit again, a slight sweetness but it is offset by the clovey phenols that come in towards the end and linger on.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, comes across watery sort of. Nice carbonation though makes it rather soft.

This was a pretty decent beer but nothing amazing. Considering it was $4 for a bomber though, it was a pretty good deal.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 02:45:09 | More by roadhouse
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cadenwhitaker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into pint glass. The bottle art isn't the same as in the picture, must have changed recently. It has a dog with a waffle in it's mouth.

Pours a amber or copper-red like color. Much darker than the Belgian Pale Ale's I'm used to seeing, but I'm open to new things. Produces a large slightly off white head, that dissipates quickly.

The nose isn't very Belgian to me. I mean, at least not the Belgian that I'm used too. This is incredibly malty and toasty, it feels like I'm sniffing toast with maple syrup on it, literally. A slight bit of hop bitterness is also noticeable.

I really want to like this beer, but I'm just not a fan. It's way to toasty for my liking, and I like my Belgians to be fruity and spicey, this is sort of the opposite for me. It's not that it's bad, because it's not, it's just it's not playing to my taste.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Malty and sweet, pretty dang smooth. Drinkability is high, but it gets a knock from my dislike of the taste.

Overall, not my favorite beer, an average one at best. I'm a little disappointed, because I would really love to support my local brewery more. I guess I'll just have to try another offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 04:50:09 | More by Mistofminn
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a beautiful golden apricot hue, crystal clear, with a vigorous three-finger head fueled by never ending carbonation. The head, however, fades fairly quickly, and lacing is only a wish. A thin collar of fizz follows down the glass.

aroma of wet straw, apricot, seville oranges, almonds, champagne grapes, biscuits, clover honey, a bit more belgian mustiness. Aroma is beautiful and earthy in a unique yet undeniably belgian way.

taste echoes the belgian qualities in the aroma fairly nicely. a bit grassy, a bit barnyardy, a little musty, and a healthy bit of fruit. apricots, white grapes, bosc pears and a hint of lemon. A fair bit of spice comes through, almost saison-esque, with some white pepper, cloves and cardamom, and a bit of bitter hopping. complex and well rounded, although a bit muddled at times. a doughy malt backbone holds everything together well.

mouthfeel is a bit of a letdown... the carbonation is just a touch rough and the body thin yet still a touch slick and sticky. Not bad by any means, but a bit more vibrant and smooth carbonation and this would be beautiful.

Enjoyable and fairly drinkable. the harshness amplifies the spiciness, which is delicious yet almost overwhelmingly harsh at times. Just a touch of reworking of the carbonation would improve everything. Still really enjoyable and definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 02:32:14 | More by djeucalyptus
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into 22 oz heffe glass

A: Pours a big 3+ finger head with lots of action but it goes away quick. Tons of active carbonation that lasts the whole time. Zero Lacing. Pretty much a crystal clear, copper/golden/amber coloring, going red at the very top under the head.

S: Flowery, but also a little floury. Complex, and full of things I can't really pick out, but not terribly strong.

T: Bears some resemblance to a wheat beer, but maltier. Not terribly complex, but still very good. Like the smell, not overwhelming but pleasant

M: Smooth, light on the tongue. Leaves a slightly fizzy afterfeeling. Doesn't feel really there on much of the tongue, but more so around the mouth

D: Good, as long as the carbonation doesn't get you. Would probably be good for BMC drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 21:12:17 | More by mdwalsh
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Polished pumpkin with carbonation that is almost Champagnesque. It would be great if the ecru colored crown was also Belgianesque, but it doesn't have that much character. The foam is soft, airy, barely rocky and unsticky. What lace makes it to the glass doesn't last very long... and I haven't even taken a sip yet.

It's hard to go wrong with quality ingredients that include Belgian yeast. The nose smells like musky fruit skins, wildflowers and ground clove. Good call on the Saaz and Hallertau hops. I love citrus fruity American hops, but they have no place in a beer like this.

Belgian-Style Pale Ale tastes authentic. More importantly, it tastes good. Using a primo yeast strain isn't enough to create delicious, Belgian-style ale; something that quite a few American brewers have proven time and time again. Thankfully, it looks like the brewers at Flat Earth have the chops to deliver the goods.

The malt side of the equation is a little too toasted and earthy for my tastes, but it's far from a deal-breaker. Top notes include the floral and herbal qualities of the hops, as well as the impressive spiciness of the yeast. Clove is dominant (and a little phenolic), followed by a not-so-subtle push of cardamom and white pepper.

There aren't many Belgian pales that contain this much bitter hoppiess. It looks like the brewers are showing some of their American colors after all. Although warming doesn't change much, it does tie the various flavors together more completely.

Apparently, previous bottles (the label seen above) were notorious for being gushers. The more recent bombers, like this one, that have the German Shepherd chewing on a Belgian waffle label, are more properly carbonated... but still not ideal. The bubbles are too harsh and creaminess is lacking as a result.

Belgian-Style Pale Ale is yet another good one from Flat Earth. With higher quality bubbles, the first and fourth scores would probably earn an increase... and the fifth might too. I'm more than willing to give this one another go the next time I visit the Twin Cities.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 16:05:24 | More by BuckeyeNation
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mild gusher upon opening, pour into a glass which quickly fills with foam and then the bottle foams over as well.

Pours with huge head everywhere but it sticks around well and leaves evidence behind. Hazy orange in color.

Aroma is very Belgian in character with spice and yeast.

Flavor is full bodied best described as somewhere between a Belgian pale ale and a saison. Lots of spice and fruity esters floating around.

Mouthfeel is decent but the carbonation is on the high side and it feels high in alcohol than it is. The spice and burn is considerable.

Drinkability is okay but would be higher if not for the Belgian influence. The high carbonation makes it feel more alive but the gas gets to me before the first half is down.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 05:45:14 | More by GilGarp
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A= copper color with a huge head that lasts for an eternity leaving great lacing along the glass
S= yeasty and some toasted malt. Very very small hop notes
T= carmel maltyness but mostly a doughy yeast. I don't usually like belgians much because of the yeast but this is well balanced with the malt
M= high carbonation with a crisp finish
D= decent. Like I said I don't care for the belgians much but this one was pretty nice for the style

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 18:28:16 | More by jjanega08
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 22-ounce bomber bottle poured into a large goblet yields a pale copper-tinted amber body with an enormous 4-finger cap of pearl-white foam. The towering wallop of fine bubbles deflates without any sense of urgency, lollygagging around, resting at a creamy free-floating hunk that leaves dense webby lacing all over the inside of the glass.

The smell of the drink is sweet and fruity, with notes of juicy green apples, lime zest, tart kiwi fruit and snipped evergreen needles mashed with fresh grated pineapple husks. A fine, mellow malty syrup note underpins the aroma profile, lending a savory heft to the fruit-fest.

The taste is crisp and fruity with a mild pale malt backbone and a smattering of yeasty, lightly musty funk. Softly diluted, mildly-sweet notes of apple and nectarine dominate, and a slippery malty note lightly coats the palate. A mild metallic note and a bit of bitterness languish in the juicy finish.

The drink is light in body with vivid carbonation that fits the drink well. A really fine refreshing brew with great drinkability. Thanks to Dr. Brad for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 22:42:52 | More by cvstrickland
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HomebrewPgh

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice Belgian pale. Aroma was so so. Pale malt with a little staleness to it. Pour was a beautiful burnt gold with a nice pillowy near tan head with tons of little bubbles rising and sticking to the bottom of the glass. Taste was a little one dimensional and weak. Pale malt with just a hint of light fruits. The big thing here is the carbonation. This carbonation bites the top of the mouth like a tiger biting into it's prey. That great mouthfeel makes this average beer slightly above average.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 03:09:40 | More by HomebrewPgh
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one is excited to get out of the bottle, and gushes several ounces out onto the countertop. Once it settles down a bit (and just a bit), it pours to a smoky copper color stacked with a 4 inch column of ecru. The retention is amazing (for better and worse) and the lacing is filthy.
It smells of flaky pastries, sourdough, peppercorns, lemon, spruce, and iron.
Doughy and crusty at its onset into the mouth, then moving further toward the latter. Sourdough heels and croissants and plain toast. It sweetens a tad in the middle with caramel apples and lime. Yeast adds flickers of lemonpepper and wet rocks. Hops build on the aforementioned citric qualities, and bring some bittering herbal and mint notions, as it lingers with lime peels.
Light bodied with a have amount of CO2. Once it settles down (and be prepared to wait a while), it's taut with a tickling bead.
Once one fights past the gigantic, never-retreating head, it's hugely drinkable.
A little less carbonation and this probably enters "special" territory.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 01:45:36 | More by cokes
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Buebie

Minnesota

2.65/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is the new bottle with different lable design then the one on the page currently.

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into a snifter. Great color and clarity off this, although I'd hope for an unfiltered true blegian beer with a tremens style haze. Its crystal clear in transparency. Orangish copper in color. 1 inch white cola fizzy head that quickly receeds. Leaving a ring around the outer edges of the glass in retention. No lace, it all slips back very quickly into the beer.

Aromas are very traditional in the beglian characteristic. Fruity aroma of pinnaple, banana, carmelised candy sugars, some peppery spice, and a touch of warm alcahol fumes. A touch of smokey malt aroma.

Thin watery mouthfeel with big carbonation zing on the tounge. Similar to a coke in that carbonation sting. Mild grassy hop flavor after the swallow. Sour peppery flavors with hints of acidic citrus.

Not really feeling this, its pretty boring.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 23:22:59 | More by Buebie
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bomber poured into an imperial pint glass.

A-Off-white to tan head on top of a pristinely clear amber beer. Moderate head retention, eventually reduces down to thin, inconsistent bubble layer.

S-Clovey and maltish. Some hints of German hops.

T-Nutty and slightly spicy, with Belgian-characteristic cloviness. Some balancing bitterness, but no noticeable hop flavors.

M-Clean finish, extremely clean! Light-medium body. Medium-high carbonation, lively within my mouth.

D-Very nice beer overall, with good flavors and a clean, crisp finish, making it very drinkable. I could drink this beer any day, any weather, and temperature, any length of session, and enjoy it every time.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 03:04:13 | More by CHSLBrew
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a murky orange color with some lighter tan hues. A rustic white head with limited retention and lacing.

The nose has some hints of Belgian characteristics but very soft for style. Some light sweeter grainy notes with more of a basic malt flavor. Some honey and hints of biscuit and even a slight flour aroma. Some noticeable grassy and floral hops, a bit much for style. Some lighter spice notes, white pepper and a little medicinal as well. Would have liked more esters and spice notes.

The taste is similar. The malt comes out more though. A more biscuit note with noticeable honey notes. A light bready taste with a sweet finish. The yeast is detectable but really is missing that Belgian characteristic. Some hints of citrus and orange with some minor pepper on the back end. The medicinal comes out more in the taste and is more distracting as it warms.

The body is moderate, would have like it to finish a bit drier. Boarder line under attenuated. Some minor carbonic bite.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2008 23:04:30 | More by Oxymoron
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Lofgrep. Thanks Peter!

This pours....omg! I just lost about 2/3rds of the beer when I popped the cap. It exploded out of the bottle like nothing I've ever had before.

Anywho...it has a nice honey gold colour with a small head of foam and there's some lacing.

The smell is yeasty and grainy and peppery and fruity. Interesting and pleasing smells.

The taste has good peppery and spicy notes up front with a good strong yeasty flavour and some earthy malt tones. There's a bitterish hop flavour right before and through the finish. This is nice.

Good medium mouthfeel and after the initial "explosion", I find the carbonation on the light side. Quite tasty and quite drinkable; too bad I lost so much of it. :^(

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 17:54:37 | More by Bitterbill
Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.