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Rein Pale Ale - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A "Reinheitsgebot Compliant" Pale Ale: a hybrid between an American Pale Ale and a crisp, refreshing German lager; it has a nice malt backbone courtesy of premium Pilsner, Vienna, Caramel and Honey malts, perfectly balanced with a pleasant and mildly spicy bitterness courtesy of Tettnang and Saaz hops. Very satisfying.

(Beer added by: CBlack85 on 02-07-2012)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +7%

ChristiBerli, Aug 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Stargazer2892, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass a nice clear rich copper color with a half finger white head that left a fair amount of lacing as it settled.Mild aromas with some lightly toasted bread dough a hint of caramel malts,not much hop presence to be found.Light and crisp on the palate with a little sweet dough-like flavors,the hops are restrained giving off some leafy/spicy notes in the finish.No frills here and not alot of hops but it goes down easy,more malt tilted.

oberon, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jeffkissel, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

herrburgess, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

davemathews68, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled On: 07.15.13

Brilliant yellow-gold covered with a thick, creamy head. The aroma is mostly grassy, spicy hops and a little crackery, wort-like malt. Clean, crisp noble hops, citrus, and sweet malt. Floral, peppery, a little toasty. Medium-light, bitter, and snappy. This is a very nice, German take on the pale ale. Hoppy, just in an atypical way.

wedge, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle -> Highland Brewing snifter

A - clear medium gold, thin head, no real retention, no lacing.

S - subtle pine and grasses, whiff of citrus.

T - fairly mild with an initial floral taste giving way to a mild bitter finish

M - sort of thin

O - very drinkable but of the three beers I've had from this brewery, this is the weakest offering.

Mojo, Aug 10, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bright, clear copper-gold color with a classy white froth soundly capping the top with very impressive costing of lace throughout. The aroma is very weak and hard to identify, just a hint of crisp wheat , that's about all I can pick up. The first swig seems similarly weak but then the subtle floral hops and bright cereal grains evolve into a very pleasing , delicate medley. There's a sort of creamy quality that's se neatly with the fine effervescent carbonation in this light bodied ale. A surprising pale ale. Not your typical offering but quite good on its own right.

Durge, Aug 10, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with nice lacing.

S: Clean, biscuity aromas with crystal malts up front with a light grassy hop character. Nice bread aromas bring up the finish.

T: Similar to the aroma, crystal malts with clean biscuit and bread flavors. Grassy and piney hop flavors come through before a dry, clean finish.

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is dry and drinkable, though could use a little more carbonation.

O: An enjoyable beer, overall. More like a lightly hopped pilsner, but this beer is still drinkable and tasty.

n2185, Aug 06, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bomber into a tulip. 7/15/13 bottling date.

Pours a brass color with a 2 inch thick head. A bit too carbonated. Smell is malty and crisp. Taste is more like a german pils than an APA. citrusy and crisp. Very much like a lager. Great malt backbone. Medium bodied, but fuller than an APA. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Overall a good drinking lager. OMB has impressed me thus far and ill look out for more from them.

Axnjxn, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DaPan, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

hockeypuck, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

rabiddawg, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Daktah, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

FUwolfpacker, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Bung, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

inspektor, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Ik_hou_van_bier, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

dvmin98, Oct 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Lob, Sep 04, 2012
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3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, while in Charlotte, July 2012:

The beer appeared a nice copper color with thick white head, very well retained and left thin cap. Some lacing. The beer gave off a light grain aroma and maybe a hint of biscuit. The had a nice German pils taste to it, sweet malt taste with that hint of biscuit. I would say that this is a nicely balanced beer. The beer had a light feel to it, good carbonation, and was very smooth. Overall, a nice beer in OMB's stellar line of beers. I will be heading to the brewery...again...the next time that I am in Charlotte. Keep up the good work.

PhillyStyle, Jul 28, 2012
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Rein Pale Ale from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.