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Blue Heron Pale Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

459 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2000)
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eporter66

New York

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle into Pint Glass

The Mendocino Brewing Company (East Coast Plant) is right down the road from me in Saratoga NY. Figured I should start diving into the local brews - and at $6.99 a 6 pack, a good price as well.

A - Poured a very hazy golden color, 1/2 finger head with good lacing.

S - An upfront yeasty smell, I did not get much fruit, and from the smell was a little concerned that the taste would have the yeast as well.

T - Thankfully the yeast flavor was not upfront to my tastebuds. Bitter hops bite hits the front, with a mild fruit/sweet flavor on the tongue. As the beer warmed, a slight buttery flavor became present, not overpowering though. The bitterness does stay as an aftertaste - but a good flavored beer

M - Medium, and the carbonation really tingles the tongue

D - This was my first Blue Heron, and I followed it with two more. A nice crisp pale ale, I can see drinking this one in the summer - very refreshing, and a decent ABV to provide some kick.

The Mendocino 12 pack sampler is rearing its head in our local stores, after enjoying the Blue Heron, I think that will be my next purchase so I can try some more from this locally brewed beer. Looking forward to it!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 15:15:25 | More by eporter66
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Blue Heron Pale Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.