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Balmain Original Pale Ale - Balmain Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Balmain Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dgilks on 10-15-2010)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PolarBear3:
Photo of PolarBear3
2.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a honey colour with a small off white head that disappears quickly to a thin film with little or no lacing

S - Very faint aromas including a hint of sweet caramel malts and slight citrus notes

T - More in the taste with the sweet caramel/toffee along with earthy, grainy citrus hops including lemon juice and a hint of spice together with a slight bitter finish.

M - Light to Medium bodied and medium carbonation

O - A fairly boring Pale Ale that really lacks in full flavour, although I do like the mild bitterness at the finish

PolarBear3, Jul 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.16/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a fading head.
A fair bit of sweet malt and caramel on the nose along with a faint stale notes and some herbal and earthy hops.
Quite malty flavours too. Some of the stale character transfers through though.
Could use more carbonation.

CrazyDavros, May 28, 2013
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of mulder1010
2.13/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

330 ML poured into a globe

A-- Poured a hazy, amber orange color. One finger off white head. Holds up pretty well before going to film. Looks not that bad.

S-- Quite sweet. Sweet Carmel biscuit and lemon zest. More like a lemon tart with Carmel. Lemon smells somewhat artificial.

T-- Earthy, malty, very grainy and somewhat metallic. Lemon is really muted by a odd metallic taste.

M-- Medium carbonation and medium feel. Somewhat of a soapy feel to this. Still very earthy and grainy. Feels heavier for the ABV. Sweet lemon citrus finish to this.

O-- Another of the long line of very average Pale Ales being made here. Taste of this just does not work as over malted and tastes and feels artificial in a lot of ways. Probably better on tap but this is bottle. One and done.

mulder1010, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of Hyperionecta
3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Hyperionecta, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of soju6
3.33/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice dark copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt with some caramel sweetness and a bit of hopss in the background.

T: Taste of roasted malt, caramel sweetness and some grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth and somewhat refreshing, but a bit bland.

O: Decent drinker, not bad for the style.

soju6, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of magpieken
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

magpieken, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of djbx
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

djbx, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of CaptainHungry
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

CaptainHungry, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of dansmcd
2.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - pours a clear mid amber, some fleeting wispy head and no lace.

S - sugary sweet malt, honey, lemon juice, not the worst.

T - artificial honey and caramel flavours dominate, accompanied by some nutmeg but actually less tasty than it sounds.

S - medium carbonation, moderate body, slightly syrupy as it warms.

O - pass on this.

dansmcd, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of chogm54
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

chogm54, May 14, 2014
Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

XsoldoutX, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Flat, slightly grainy aroma with light citrus hops. A fairly laid back APA.

Clear, amber colour with a small white head.

Grainy malt hits the palate followed by mild citrus hops. A bit astringent and sweet. Below average for a "craft" beer.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation.

Not really the best APA. It's a bit too sweet and the astringency isn't good.

dgilks, Oct 15, 2010
Balmain Original Pale Ale from Balmain Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.