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UniversAle Pale - Fremont Brewing Company

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UniversAle PaleUniversAle Pale

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-30-2009)
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Photo of fsck
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

fsck, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Kurmaraja, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of trytoketchup
2/5  rDev -45.9%

trytoketchup, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.7/5  rDev 0%

Poured into a Fremont Brewing pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a two finger white head that dissipates in a few minutes to a thick film, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit malt, citrus and faintly piney hops, light citrus fruit. Flavor is light biscuit malt, mild citrus hops with a mildly toasty biscuit finish with light grain. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A pleasant, but understated pale ale that seems unusually tame for a beer from Fremont. The mellow flavor makes this a fine accompaniment to food. Nice but underwhelming.

LiquidAmber, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%

Crisp golden amber, apple juice-y? right? Pillowy slik white head. Sticks around leaving its mark as the drink continues.

Nose is juicy: tropical fruits and floral hops. Some spice, some light malts support it all.

The tongue starts with a mild grassy hop spice. There is a definitive mint leaf somewhere in there that I really like. Not quite... thin, but kind of pastel? Lighter on the flavour, but a decent medium body. Some biscuity malts supporting it all keeping it in shape. Quite drinkable, decent carbonation, leaves a nice little coating.
Decent APA, would be good on a summer afternoon, but not something that's going to blow you away.

kemoarps, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%

Appearance: a light orange with just a little bit of haze to it and a steady stream of bubbling. a finger of an off white head that slowly fades to a lacing on the sides

Smell: hops, both citrus and some pine. the malts are tough to discern

Taste: opens up with citrusy hops. toasted malts take over and mix with piney/spicy hops. ends up with a hint of lemon bread taste. very complex and tasty pale

Mouthfeel: pretty light and very refreshing

Overall: Wow. Thats a great pale ale. one of my favorites. Wish I could get more of these. great taste and refreshing as can be.

SportsandJorts, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Erik-P, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

NickThePyro, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Hopmodium, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Sparrow_Feather
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Sparrow_Feather, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Zach122, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

cherche, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Mole_Playing_Rough
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Mole_Playing_Rough, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of draheim
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%

12oz can into a tulip. Pours a hazy copper w/ a big sudsy bright white head, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is nice floral and spicy NW hops with a nice clean citrusy edge.

Taste follows nose. Clean pale biscuity malt and bright floral/citrusy hops. Straightforward and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel is balanced and crisp.

Overall a really nice, clean, refreshing APA. Not sure why this isn't considered an IPA, but whatever. I'm also not sure why I don't drink this more often.

draheim, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.33/5  rDev -10%

Clear yellow in the Pilsner glass. Attractive foamy head. Plenty of spritiness in the mouth. Light flowery aroma and a watery body. Faint crackery malt flavors with more herbal hoppiness. Bitterness strikes suddenly after some sipping. It is slightly resiny and more like oversteeped green tea, though not that bad. A little malty sweetness comes back with a touch of fruitiness.

Overall this is a pretty pale Pale Ale, but it has a nice fragrant light flavor. The bitterness takes over the finish in a less than appealing way. From the 22 oz bottle purchased from The Market at Anacortes.

05-10-2014 Update: From the 12 oz can. I was surprised how delightfully fragrant this is. I would rate it higher this time. This would be the beer to have in handy cans when you want a crisp, aromatic, light beer.

mactrail, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of ssteakley
3.7/5  rDev 0%

Mistook this for a IPA and it is the first APA I have (knowingly) had since I started rating beers. Taste like a good IPA Light to me. Mic smell right off the bat, has a much better after taste than a below average IPA. Think it would be a great lunch beer if you have to go back to work. A nice brew for a hot Texas day.

ssteakley, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

johnnyboy76, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

sanford_and_son, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Gonzoillini, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

GRG1313, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

warpedrevolution, Aug 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

tommyguz, Jul 22, 2013
UniversAle Pale from Fremont Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.