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White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale - White Birch Brewing

White Birch Belgian Style Pale AleWhite Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 19.49%


Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This straw colored beer greets with an aroma of noble hops, pears and Belgian esters. The flavor follows nicely with a moderately spicy hop and Belgian yeast effect buoyed by a soft malt body. The finish is crisp and dry. We enjoy this beer with spicy foods, grilled steaks, grilled chicken and mandarin salad. Where you take it is only limited by your imagination. For those interested in styles, the name of this beer comes from the color over trying to meet any particular style.

(Beer added by: barleywinebrewer on 08-13-2009)
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Adamdc

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3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Label is very descriptive: Batch 1, Bottled on Feb 3,2010, 9.5% abv...

A: Very bright (almost glowing) yellow body that is slightly hazy with a 1/2 inch white head that shrinks to a 1/4 rather quickly.

S: This is the strongest point of this beer. I instantly thought 'Saison' on my first whiff of this--lemony, pears, Belgian candi sugar, yeast, peppery...very nice

T: Taste follows aroma very well. Along with the lemon and the pears there's also some banana in there. On the back-end I'm also catching a bit of the alcohol. This detracts slighlty for me.

M: Very apt mouthfeel--crisp dry finish with just enough carbonation. I'd say it's a little thin but not overly.

D: At 9.5% and 22 oz per serving I wouldn't last too long but it goes down very, very smoothly.

This is my highly anticipated first brew from White Birch. I picked up a bunch of their brews while up at the Kate release in Portsmouth. This was pretty solid. I'm glad I have a couple more!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 00:25:44 | More by Adamdc
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White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale from White Birch Brewing
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