White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale - White Birch Brewing
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3.21/5 rDev -9.3%
Faint smell of malt, candy fruit. Sweet malty taste, not like many Belgian Ales I've had but it's not bad. Goes down easily, but gassy aftertaste. Decent food/session beer. Had it twice now, slightly disappointed both times. Wouldn't try it again.
07-27-2014 01:27:26 | More by VALIS666
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
Microbrewery from Londonderry, NH that has a fine selection of unique brews. Having tried the Tavern Ale, Berliner Weisse, and Farmhouse Red, I decided to give this one a try.
Appearance: Caramel/toffee color, good carbonation, no head. Somewhat on the cloudy side.
Smell: Apples and pears hit you right off the bat. Some hop notes, but it is very subtle compared to the orchard fruits listed above.
Taste: Despite the floral nose, the hops take center stage with this one. The fruits are subtle in the initial taste and towards the very end I got a hint of cider/pear and that's about it. Bitter hops and caramel dominate the finish. The beer does have a nice mouth feel to it though, very crisp. Somewhat disappointing given the nice nose.
Overall: Not bad but I enjoyed the brews I listed above over this one. I enjoy beers that challenge my palate and this beer simply did not deliver what the nose promised. It is a decent brew, but certainly not a "Beer of the Month" candidate.
Slainte, cheers, hope you enjoy my first review!
05-29-2014 23:35:49 | More by risendragon
3.8/5 rDev +7.3%
22 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled in 2/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, bread, biscuit, herbal, grass, pepper, clove, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, a earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, bread, biscuit, herbal, grass, pepper, clove, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness/yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, bread, biscuit, pepper, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
05-17-2014 04:29:49 | More by superspak
3.36/5 rDev -5.1%
Feb. 2014 dated 22 ounce bottle. My first beer from this brewery.
Appearance: Copper with a very durable, creamy bone-colored head. A large amount of visible carbonation. Sheets of lacing coat the glass.
Aroma: A faint “soapy” character; earthy hops; bready malts; mildly funky Belgian yeast.
Taste: Aged apples; wood chips; light bitterness; herbal and earthy.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium+ soft carbonation.
05-16-2014 23:22:48 | More by chinchill
White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale from White Birch Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.