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Balmain Original Pale Ale - Balmain Brewing Company

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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Balmain Brewing Company visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev +19%

05-14-2014 10:29:52 | More by chogm54
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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

04-18-2014 12:18:41 | More by Hyperionecta
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

10-20-2013 05:32:52 | More by djbx
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

10-19-2013 07:09:48 | More by XsoldoutX
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

08-02-2013 16:28:01 | More by magpieken
Photo of PolarBear3


2.63/5  rDev -10.5%

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

07-08-2013 10:02:45 | More by PolarBear3
Photo of soju6


3.33/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

06-02-2013 06:06:33 | More by soju6
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.16/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

05-28-2013 01:58:34 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of dansmcd


2.63/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

12-10-2012 12:11:02 | More by dansmcd
Photo of mulder1010


2.13/5  rDev -27.6%

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.

09-12-2011 13:57:53 | More by mulder1010
Photo of dgilks


3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

10-15-2010 04:46:40 | More by dgilks
Balmain Original Pale Ale from Balmain Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.