Pale Death - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kevanb:
2.91/5 rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
500ml bottle poured into a Block 15 snifter, no visible bottle date.
The beer pours a deep copper color, slight chill haze with soapy, 2 finger, white head that has good retention and leaves a nice amount of sticky lace behind. The aroma is a bit puzzling, lots of cheesy belgian yeast, pale grain, sweet, sticky clove, sappy hops with some light fruit, perhaps apricot or peach with some grapefruit. It is really unbalanced, funky and just downright unpleasant. The flavors are similar, but slightly better. Much more emphasis on fruit, grapefruit, tangerine, peach or apricot with lots of yeasty clove before pale grain and sweet malts, odd bitterness and some pine, and unpleasant cheesiness really take over the finish. The body is nice, juicy, coats the mouth well, resinous, and has a creamy, soft finish.
Verdict: A bit of a mess to say the least. The aroma set the stage for a rather unpleasant session. I had a hard time drinking more than a few ounces, and ended up drain pouring this bottle. Perhaps the yeast strain used could be changed, perhaps the hop mix, perhaps the grain? Not really sure, but as it stands, this is a beer I'd recommend skipping.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2013 02:20:56 | More by kevanb
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4.19/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle cracked open the first day it hit PDX. Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Pale Death is a glowing pale orange with an off-white head leaving thick Brussels lace.
Smell is citrus, papaya, earthy yeast, herbal hops, a touch skunky, and sweet ethanol.
Taste is quite hoppy, heavy on the earthy continentals, with a firm bitterness, resinous. Robust alcohol character dominates the complexity as the nose.
Mouthfeel is bone dry, medium light bodied.
Drinkability is pretty good, great smell, good if abrupt flavor. Hot, but not to dirty, with a dangerous body.
Serving type: on-tap
05-04-2013 05:59:39 | More by ccrida
Pale Death from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.