Peacemaker Pale Ale - Lonerider Brewing
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
3.84/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a chilled Brit pub pint glass.
Appearance 3.75: Poured out an attractive deep golden color. "Pale"? Not that I can see. Decent head (1/4") faded fast. OK lacing.
Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Lots of hops, but some notes of deep barley malt and caramel as well.
Taste 4.0: Front is slightly sweet with a subtle hop bite. Middle is smooth with a subdued barley sweetness. Finish features more of the very pleasant (but assertive) hop medley and more of a deep barley taste along with a certain floral character and a hint of biscuit malt. Aftertaste is surprisingly long and features more of the pleasant hop character.
Mouthfeel 3.5: Nice and smooth and certainly enhances the enjoyment of the beer.
Overall 3.75: Surprising and not your everyday "micro making a macro" brew. Clean, crisp but assertive and hoppy, this beer is perfect for sessioning and would also go great with food. There is a depth to this beer that you will find appealing. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 04:27:46 | More by BeerDocT
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2.58/5 rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12 oz bottle into a goblet.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade, maybe a hair off-white. Retention isn't amazing, and only a tiny ring of lacing is left on the glass.
S: Smells like a one-trick pony. The problem is, that one trick is caramel maltiness - urgh. Almost no citrus or tropical fruits, and very little pine, just toffee-laden, slightly nutty malts. While the maltiness is pulled off nicely enough, this just comes off like an amber instead of a pale. And that's not what I want.
T: Yep, the dominant flavor is caramel. Caramel, with lesser hints of toffee, marzipan, and a little nuttiness. Hops? Not here. No bitterness, no citrusy or piny flavors, no nothing. It's still within the best-by date, so it's fair game as far as I'm concerned. Frankly, this is a boring drink.
M: Well, it is relatively crisp - if nothing else, it makes the maltiness seem less imbalanced. That, and it's very well carbonated. In fact, the fizz bites the tongue firmly. I think I'll gladly take a slightly harsh fizz over an oppressively malty pale ale (which this would have been if not for the former).
O: Go into this expecting an amber and you might like it more. Since I expected - and wanted - a pale ale, I'm not really a fan. This is just a textbook pale ale that's completely 'safe' and 'mediocre', and it will not be a repeat purchase from yours truly.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 21:53:40 | More by ThisWangsChung
Peacemaker Pale Ale from Lonerider Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.