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Big Meadows Pale Ale - Shenandoah Brewing Co.

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Big Meadows Pale AleBig Meadows Pale Ale

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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shenandoah Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-08-2002)
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-26-2012 03:27:35 | More by jawneyt
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Pours a hazy amber brown with over a finger of ecru bubbly head that dissipates rather quickly. A weak bit of highly transitory lacing is produced. The nose is mostly caramel and toffee, with background notes of citrus and hops. The taste generally follows, though the hops' citrus and bitterness take the fore, forcing the caramel and toffee to the rear. The body lightly medium, with fairly active carbonation and a somewhat thickly fluid feel, leading to a high drinkability.

Serving type: growler

03-20-2010 02:15:44 | More by TMoney2591
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at their brewery in Alexandria.
Received a pale gold beer with decent carbonation that left a one-finger head that stayed with the beer for a decent amount of time.
A hoppy smell with some earth tones and fruit, but rather blase. The hops are more evident in the taste and it is a balanced beverage, leaving me quenched while at the same time having a good backbite. The hops and malts balance well, but there is nothing spectacular to note. A good quality brew but nothing extraordinary. Still, I wouldn't turn one of these down.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2008 18:26:25 | More by clayrock81
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Damn, this really isn't good. I mean, the standards are high for APA's, so in the grand scheme of things it's really not that awful of a beer. Still, it completely reminded me of a novice homebrew. The hops were mildly crisp, but relegated to the background while a strange bready flavor ruled the taste. The appearance wasn't even clear. Amateur, just amateur.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 18:29:19 | More by tempest
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased as a single somewhere in NoVA, either WF/Vienna, WF/Annadale, Norm's, or Rick's.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 3/4" of light beige head. Froth rejuvenates itself well with plentiful itty-bitty bubbles that keep on coming, and lacing is average to good. Aroma is fruity hops, with a minimal malt sweetness present as well. Taste is a well-balanced presentation of fruity hops and maltiness. The earlier mentioned small bubbles make the mouthfeel a breeze, and this has session drinkability written all over it. My first Shenandoah brew, and it has peaked my curiosity for the others I have waiting in the queue, regardless of what others have had to say.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2005 21:01:17 | More by ppoitras
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very cloudy orange color with a 1" head. Strong carbonation.

Smell: citrus and floral hop aroma is there but not overly pleasant.

Taste: flavor seems to be off a bit a citrus and hops are very upfront, and caramel is lagging way behind. The floral hop aroma did not translate to the tongue at all.

Mouthfeel: extremely crisp mouthfeel all around, as the carbonation levels were quite strong.

Drinkability: This brew needs some work, as I didn't finish the last quarter of the beer in my glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2005 23:54:20 | More by Gavage
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12oz. amber bottle. No freshness dating.

Appearance: A very strange thing happened with this bottle. I removed it from my refrigerator (where it had sat for 3 days), opened the cap and.....*VOOM!*....out shoots 2/3 of the bottle as hyper-carbonated waterfall. Managed to get some into the glass. Very cloudy dark orange color with a huge (and I do mean HUGE!) billowing lace occupying about 75% of the glass. Finally setteld to the point of being able to drink the beer. Sticks to the entire glass.

Smell: Hoppy citrus and earthy aromas. However, some sour aroma creeps in as well.

Taste: Fairly bitter. Very earthy flavor up front with a distinct sour aftertaste. I think this may have been a bad bottle.

Mouthfeel: Lots and lots of carbonation...yet still manages to be quite thin and watery.

Drinkability: Not really impressed by this. Given the explosiveness of the bottle upon opening, coupled with the sour aromas and taste, I really didn't care for it.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2003 14:22:13 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found the appearance to be the best part of this bier... Good, dark-copper/amber color. Had a creamy, full head which shrank down to a fine thin layer, with good lace. Mild nose of rough hops and grassiness. Body was decent, but somewhat rough on the tongue. Thought the flavor was generally on the bitter side. Not enough to cause you to make a face, but still rough around the edges. Sound minimal malt, and a slightly sourish/citrus finish.

overall: 3.45
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3

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Serving type: bottle

07-08-2002 05:31:53 | More by Bierman9
Big Meadows Pale Ale from Shenandoah Brewing Co.
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