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UniversAle Pale - Fremont Brewing Company

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UniversAle PaleUniversAle Pale

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: beertunes on 07-30-2009

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of kemoarps
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.41/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of draheim
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of ssteakley
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

UniversAle Pale from Fremont Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.