White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale - White Birch Brewing
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Batch #7, Bottle 131/302...
A - A finger and a half worth of pure white slightly creamy slightly foamy slightly uneven head... Minimal retention gives way to a full creamy lacing... The color is a mix of pale straw yellow and honey... A small compact cyclone of carbonation rises in the center of the tulip glass...
S - Belgian yeasts and candied sugars dominate the nose... Modest notes of tart apples... Pear... Wet cut grass... A touch of funkiness... Faint lemon and sweet grapefruit notes...
T - Tart apples... A bit of honey... Loaded with grainy malts... Lemon zest... A bit of salt and a bit of funk... Not quite what I was expecting...
M - Medium bodied and rather sturdy... A bit creamy lushness to start than quickly turns quite dry and slightly astringent...
D - This one really is a tale of two beers... The appearance and and nose are quite enticing and pleasant, but the taste and mouthfeel leave a little something to be desired... In a style with many world class competitors, overall this is a slightly less than average brew...
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2010 01:50:25 | More by philbe311
More User Reviews:
4.28/5 rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22 ounce bomber decanted into an oversized snifter. 6.7% ABV.
Appearance: Brilliant copper with an amazing eggshell head. I have not had a beer in this style that retains its foam cap as well as this one (5/5).
Aroma: Freshly cut apples, maple syrup, brown sugar, and a faint “soapy” character (not unpleasant or out of place). Very nicely layered (4.5/5).
Taste: Pressed apples and pears. Beautiful product of the right malt and yeast combination. No bitterness to report whatsoever (4/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. Lively (4.25/5).
Overall: Of the Belgian Pale Ales I’ve enjoyed lately, most of my favorites have taken the style and spun it into something unique and personalized (unconventional hop additions, Brettanomyces, etc.) But this beer has the balls to just be traditional. Mild noble hop aroma, strong apple and pear smell and flavor, low ABV. I’m impressed (4.5/5).
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 23:57:09 | More by mhaugo
White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale from White Birch Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.