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UniversAle Pale - Fremont Brewing Company

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UniversAle PaleUniversAle Pale

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BA SCORE
84
good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
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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trytoketchup

Arizona

2/5  rDev -45.9%

02-02-2014 04:26:59 | More by trytoketchup
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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.

01-13-2014 19:54:38 | More by LiquidAmber
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kemoarps

Washington

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.

12-23-2013 07:18:44 | More by kemoarps
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

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.

12-15-2013 23:40:59 | More by SportsandJorts
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-18-2013 07:19:10 | More by Erik-P
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-18-2013 03:57:02 | More by NickThePyro
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-16-2013 16:57:30 | More by jaydoc
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-13-2013 03:37:06 | More by Hopmodium
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Sparrow_Feather

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-02-2013 20:33:01 | More by Sparrow_Feather
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-31-2013 19:23:48 | More by Zach122
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cherche

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-23-2013 20:03:08 | More by cherche
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-18-2013 02:53:15 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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draheim

Washington

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.

09-20-2013 04:54:26 | More by draheim
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-14-2013 15:40:31 | More by grumpygerman
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mactrail

Washington

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.

09-08-2013 06:30:03 | More by mactrail
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ssteakley

Washington

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.

09-06-2013 00:28:12 | More by ssteakley
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-02-2013 16:25:55 | More by johnnyboy76
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sanford_and_son

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-31-2013 00:13:28 | More by sanford_and_son
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-28-2013 00:14:39 | More by Gonzoillini
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-05-2013 21:01:07 | More by GRG1313
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-03-2013 06:23:16 | More by Smurf2055
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-01-2013 06:48:18 | More by warpedrevolution
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-22-2013 17:59:38 | More by tommyguz
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-21-2013 01:15:18 | More by mc4z
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-13-2013 04:51:06 | More by rab53
UniversAle Pale from Fremont Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.