Balmain Original Pale Ale - Balmain Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Balmain Original Pale Ale from Balmain Brewing Company
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