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Passenger Ale - Boxcar Brewing Co.

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Passenger AlePassenger Ale

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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 44
Avg: 3.1
pDev: 26.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boxcar Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: deaconoflove on 05-28-2010

Formerly Original Ale
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Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, a bit bready. Taste is light and mild, some breadyness and malts, not a very strong flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Ordered simply because it was a new tap handle i have never seen... poured a hazed pale yellow color with minimal head, assumed it was a belgian wit. Scent was very light with touches of yeast and lemon, lightly sweet bubblegum presence, again assumed it was just a light wit beer. Taste was extremely light with only a faint taste of yeast and lemon, convinced it was a light wit beer. Medium bodied, lightly oily, undercarbonated. When all was said and done and i was left extremely disapointed in my wit beer, i popped on BA on my mobile and saw this was a pale ale... then I was pretty much over the disapointment and borderline angry (j/k).

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a - pale yellow body, fizzy head subsides quickly to a thin surface layer.

s - Zesty lemon and citrus up front, vaguely spicy, buried beneath is a mild bready body. A familiar smell much like that of an infected homebrew.

t/m - fruity up front, thin body overcarbed. spicy finish.

o - honestly this tastes exactly like beers I've screwed up and infected. I want to like this local brewery but after reading other reviews and trying this first hand I think they have a few things to work out before I buy another from them.

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Pours a hazed over, dull gold color with a finger of fizzy head that settles slowly. Patchy lacing clings to the glass here and there.

Aroma is fairly mild; some bready malts and a touch of fruity, floral hops. Light sweetness and grass notes continue in the flavor. There's a bit of fruity sweetness but the finish is sufficiently dry. Bitterness is low and the hoppy grass and floral notes are quite restrained. I also get subtle citrus and apple.

Body is medium to slightly light; carbonation is on the high side and feels a little fizzy. Overall there's nothing particularly remarkable about this beer; its pretty drinkable but a bit bland and the aftertaste is a little odd. Theres a faint suggestion of soured milk and overripe fruit throwing things off. The mouthfeel leaves a little to be desired as well.

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a- bottle poured into a pint, two finger bright white creamy head that fades sloly to a half inch layer of head that doesn't budge til i take my last sip. hazy deep golden coloring with active carbonation. this is one attractive brew.

s- clean, lemon, maybe a hint of green apple tartness, floral notes, and lots of mystery fruit esters.

s- nice balance of smooth pale caramel malt and lightly bitter hops, slightly grassy, very floral and fruity with a crisp, clean, slightly dry finish. this is very kolsch like in it's flavoring. the bottle conditioning here is a nice and pleasant touch.

m- medium body but fills the mouth very well.

d- this is a really nice, easy drinking apa that i'll be drinking again. also, you've gotta love an up and coming brewery from my hometown of west chester! i had the opportunity to meet the owner/brewer who was a great, very knowledgable guy!

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Passenger Ale from Boxcar Brewing Co.
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