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Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale - Austin Beerworks

Peacemaker Extra Pale AlePeacemaker Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
76
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114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%


Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: northaustin on 05-25-2011)
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A pretty good sized off white head settles into a decent lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

A subdued aroma of light grain malts and even lighter hops notes with a light yeastiness.

A light almost sour grain taste with some light bitterness from the hops sneaking in.

A light dryish aftertaste with some hops notes on this light bodied beer.

Pretty disappointed in this beer, it seems that they are trying to make a mass market lager with a craft beer price tag.

Serving type: can

11-27-2012 22:52:30 | More by LXIXME
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Dusty6467

Texas

1.15/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is my 1st beer from Austin Beerworks after hearing good things about the brewery. It taste like a subpar lager, such as Lone Star or PBR. After drinking a few dogfish 60 minute IPAs, I grabbed a 6 pack of this stuff (for $10) and couldn't even taste it. I hope the brewerie's other beers have better character than this one, otherwise I won't be revisiting. No characteristics to point out- just terrible...

Serving type: can

11-25-2012 00:09:20 | More by Dusty6467
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into pint glass. Thanks to SSW117 for this one.

A- Pours a perfectly translucent clear yellowish golden with a little under a finger of head that dissipates very fast, nice carbonation. Not much in terms of lacing.

S- Lightly sweet pale malts with a slight floral smell, slightly above average carbonation.

T- Very lightly sweet pale malts with a light presence of wheat and grains.

M- Medium bodied, slightly oily, easy to drink, refreshing.

O- This was a decent pale ale that was nice to drink. There wasn't anything that really stood out in it, but it was overall enjoyable. I'm glad I got to try it, thanks again Sam for sending it!

Serving type: can

08-04-2012 00:10:27 | More by jaasen64
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into an Old Engine Oil snifter. Thanks to vonschplieffen for sharing this random ass tick.

A: Clear pale amber body with a frothy, short-lived white head. Not much lace. Average.

S: Pretty boring, with nothing much beyond husky malt, yeasty minerality, and herbal hops. Ok, but not interesting in the least.

T: Follows the nose: rather lagery, malty, and cleanly hoppy on the finish. Refreshing.

M: Light and lively. Pretty good.

O: This tasted nothing like an English Pale Mild Ale, but whatever. It was drinkable and inoffensive.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

05-21-2012 01:32:26 | More by woosterbill
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to kevin123 for this can...

A: Pours a pale translucent yellow with about a half finger pure white head that settles quickly. There is a think rocky ring left along the edges of the glass.

S: This beer is pretty basic. Light, and crisp with scents of pale malt. There is a thin citrus note, but you'd miss it if you weren't looking for it.

T: It's a pretty standard Pale Mild Ale. Earthy grains, slight grass, slight dirt, and mild hops. There is nothing in the taste that really makes this beer standout.

M: Light bodied beer. It's hit the palate and moves off quickly. It's smooth all the way around without any lingering notes.

O: This beer is pretty average. The flavors are ok, the mouthfeel is ok, it's just ok. I didn't hate it, and I didn't love it. This would be a great alternative to BMC if you wanted a substitute.

Serving type: can

05-16-2012 11:30:15 | More by trxxpaxxs
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can tried 5 Nov 2011. Courtesy of R&A, thanks! Served in the Austin Beerworks wheat glass.

Large yellow tinged foamy head. Moderately carbonated. Clear bright golden yellow. Aroma is light sweet grains, lemon, mineral, very pleasant. Flavor is quite similar, sweetly malty, touch of mineral and lemon. Medium to light body, light ethanol. Becomes kind of lemon pithy towards the finish. Mineral aftertaste.

I could see finishing quite a few of these in the summertime. Which should be starting in about three days...

Serving type: can

03-13-2012 23:48:55 | More by htomsirveaux
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FosterJM

California

3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1132nd Review on BA
Can to Pint
12oz

No canning date

Thanks to lnashsig for this one.

App- A medium colored yellow that was pretty see through. A nice white 1/2 finger capped head was present and left quickly. A nice bit of cling left in the glass.

Smell- Wasn't too offensive but was pretty average. It had a little mix of pils, AAL and blonde ale with some earthy notes.

Taste- It was very mild but wasnt overly offensive. Right down the middle. A sublte mix of the three aromatics I mentioned with a earthy grassy type of flavor.

Mouth- Light medium bodied with a high carbonation level. Left a bit of malty grassy notes after.

Drink- I wanted this one for the style tick. I wouldnt have searched it out in the meantime. I can say that on a sweltering hot Texas or CA summer day this would work wonders.

Serving type: can

03-11-2012 22:15:08 | More by FosterJM
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kevirv


2.05/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The only thing I tasted was peanut butter and it was not pleasant. Instead of an exta pale ale , it reminded me more of a cheap beer such as Pearl, Dixie or Lone Star.
Austin Beerworks needs to reconfigure this ale or just get rid of it all together.

Serving type: can

03-03-2012 22:55:23 | More by kevirv
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

2.45/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Smokestack tulip
A ~ Pours...straw? Very pale resembling a lager. Lacing is pretty weak. Carb is like 7-up. This doesn't really look like an APA.

S ~ White bread & pale malts mostly. Grass & pepper...some light funkyness & vegetation. Faintest hint of lemon peel. Meh

T ~ Graham crackers & yeastbread fading into hints of citrus. Lots of toast on the back end. Touches of grassyness throughout.

M ~ Peppery turns to doughy turns to an off resinous twinge finishing with toasty malt that cloyyys. Not elegant in terms of balance for being such a Pale-pale ale. Light-medium bittering but this somehow wrecked my palette.

D ~ Overall underwhelming. Good? yes I finished it but not great or worth revisiting. This is what would be an "Extra Pale Ale" in terms of being Extra Pale, rather than Extraordinary.

Serving type: can

03-03-2012 17:26:13 | More by chocosushi
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Crispy34

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I snatched a can at work. I pour it straight out of the can into a pint glass while watching "The Fugitive" starring Harrison Ford.

A: This beer is a nice golden color. It just screams light!

S: It smells kinda skunky, almost like a American Heineken.

T: It goes from an almost skunky to earthy malt very fast. It is almost like plain popcorn.I tasted no noticeable hops.

M: It is light in body as it looks. As for when it starts of almost skunky, it ends very malty rather than skunky. I find what they did at the end interesting.

O: This beer is OK. That is about all I've got. For once, I would not buy it under any circumstance... unless there was just a bunch of crappy major brands, and this brew.

Serving type: can

02-26-2012 00:48:10 | More by Crispy34
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elNopalero

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

GABF silver medal winner, looking forward to trying this one out for a while.

This pours a vibrant crystal clear golden yellow with a good bit of foam that quickly dissipates. This is great looking, if it was a fizzy adjunct lager. If it was, it would be an awesome brew (never mind that it’s a pale ale and not a lager, etc etc)… but it’s not, and it’s not. (Fizzy lager, and awesome, respectively.) As a pale ale (or “extra pale”) it just fails to excite is all. Low aroma, barely perceptible, and no hops to speak of. Flavor is more of the same, with the only noticeable complexity on the finish. But nothing stands out aside from the effervescence. What flavor there is drops rapidly as it warms. Unfortunately this is not one I’ll get again.

I’m midway through the sixer I picked up on a recent trip to Austin (not all at once!) and it’s done the opposite of grow on me. Not to get snarky but why pay craft beer prices for something that is lacking flavor. Maybe in the land of Lone Star and BMC this is another beer to convert folks to drinking craft beer but even then there’s better, similar craft beers filling that niche around town.

One last thing: the name. Peacemaker? Given the history of the Texas Rangers and whatnot I imagine that this is a reference to the guns they used in as “pacifiers”? While this may be clever and in line with the brewery’s theme, speaking for myself it brings up uncomfortable connotations that really shouldn’t affect my experience drinking. But they do, and it does.

Serving type: can

02-09-2012 20:41:18 | More by elNopalero
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JJFoodie for the can!

Pours an adjunct-like pale yellow, totally clear. A bright white near finger of head dissipating to nothing. Aroma is grainy and cracker like, with some nutty maltiness. A bit of grassy, earthy hops. Bit more grainy and bready in the taste with a bit of finishing grassy hops. Light bodied and slick. Good easy drinkability.

Not bad, nothing spectacular though.

Serving type: can

01-07-2012 02:34:44 | More by EgadBananas
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to duff247. 12oz can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a brillant clear golden, yellowish color with a minimal head. No lacing to speak of. Carbonation is evident but that may be because the beer is clear and everything can be seen.

The nose is mostly malt forward. Grainy and bready. There is some cracker like malt with the slightest hint of some floral hop aromas. Not very strong overall.

The taste follows the nose. Sweet grainy and bready malts are present along with a touch of some floral hops. The taste is nearly identical to the nose but it is a bit more assertive and has a more pronounced sweetness.

A light body with medium but prickly carbonation give the beer a lighter mouthfeel.

Overall this is an ok beer. Nothing stands out but it's not bad either. I had it as a beer to end the night with and it might be best served in that role.

Serving type: can

12-20-2011 04:48:00 | More by ms11781
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can courtesy of htomsirveaux, poured into a CBC pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a perfectly clear yellow, almost totally translucent. A half-finger white head dissipates quickly, leaving little to no lacing. A convincing facsimile for an AAL

Not much in the way of aroma, the smell is fairly muted. Some grassy hops, but it's predominantly. It smells mostly of honey.

Lots of sweet malt in the taste. Fortunately, unlike the aroma, the hop presence is much more robust in the taste. Plenty of grass, with a slight citrus note in the finish. Some lingering bitterness rounds out the package.

I dig the mouthfeel of this beer. Medium-bodied, with a relatively high level of carbonation. Very drinkable.

A pretty basic take on the style, nothing spectacular but perfectly drinkable.

Serving type: can

11-06-2011 22:23:12 | More by amphion1065
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can pours a crystal clear, light gold color with a small cap of white head. Not much for retention and lacing.

Nose is light and grainy with a little apple fruitiness from the yeast. Touch of biscuit and nuts creeps in as it warms.

Creamy body with grainy nuts on the flavor, packs a nice amount of flavor in here with a nice kiss of grassy and floral hops on the finish. Kind of like a cream ale with a bit more malt flavor and maybe more yeast character. I like this one, the earthiness from the malt and understated hop presence give this one a British feel to it. I still like the Pearl Snap Pils a little better than this as far as ABW offerings are concerned, but the Peacemaker ranks above the IPA for me. Tasty brew, I'll buy another sixer of this one, no doubt.

Serving type: can

10-29-2011 19:13:30 | More by twiggamortis420
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BrewerB

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

miikezombie sent this to me in our latest trade. Always great sampling new beers from new breweries. Thanks again for the trade, Glen!

Pours a brilliantly clear, medium-yellow with a thin white foam that didn't stand tall and quickly collapsed. Lacing.

Modest perfume/floral hops. Clean malt.

Flavor of a light, breaded malt. Low levels of a floral hop. Mostly clean fermentation. Dry finish with a lingering cracker malt. Modest bitterness.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Smooth.

This drinks like a refreshing, blonde, almost Kolsch-like. Easy going with only a modest bitterness and a pleasant cracker/bread malt profile. Would enjoy another.

Serving type: can

10-24-2011 01:18:45 | More by BrewerB
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a light, clear light orange with a small white head that fades very quickly.

S - Wheat, malt, very pilsner-like.

T - Wheat, sweet corn, malts.

D - Light body, lower carbonation.

O - Light and very mild. Ok

Serving type: can

10-14-2011 01:28:06 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(I think this should be classified as an American Pale Ale, not an English Pale Mild Ale as it is listed on this site.)

Drank from a can at the The Common Table.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grass and orange citrus hops with a little bit of bread and biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same, with some juicy orange citrus notes coming from the hops. The bitterness is fairly low and the beer is well balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice beer overall.

Serving type: can

09-25-2011 18:10:18 | More by Mora2000
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champ103

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden/yellow color. A two finger white head rises that is well formed. Lots of spiderweb looking lace is left behind.
S: Toasted grains, crackers, bread. Musky and dank with a slight metallic twang. Not a big fan of the nose.
T: Much better here. Big toasted grains, crackers, and bread again. Grassy and herbal hops with a lingering bitterness. Simple, but very nice.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A bit on the watery side though. Very easy and enjoyable to drink.

Simple and enjoyable. I like it. Not the big hits like Fire Eagle or Pearl Snap are, but still a well made mild pale ale. Excellent for the summer or just everyday drinking.

Serving type: can

09-09-2011 19:47:16 | More by champ103
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FUNKPhD

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is by no means the most remarkable beer, but this is definitely a solid choice.

The pour shows a very clear amber with a nice pillowy top. The head doesn't hang around too long, but there is some decent legging that hangs out if you're looking for it. The aroma is malty with some hops, and the taste relates with some fresh yeastiness to it. Its a really crisp, refreshing beer, and would work really well on a hot afternoon. It has the right amount of carbonation and ingredients, and it all just feels right in your mouth.

Either I just pick up XPAs that are past their prime, or this one is just somewhat exceptional.

Serving type: can

09-09-2011 02:15:57 | More by FUNKPhD
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zander4dawin

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - A slight golden haze with a soapy head that dissipates.

Smell - Metallic and astringent. Not very pleasant.

Taste - Taste more like Lonestar than a pale ale. Hops taste non existent. Some breadiness and nice drinkability.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and snappy.

Serving type: can

09-02-2011 17:02:20 | More by zander4dawin
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a clear, light golden color with a finger of white head.

S: A nice floral hop character to it along with some mild citrus, especially citrus peel. There are some sweet malt notes as well as just a little bit of yeast and biscuit malts.

T: Biscuity malts with a nice sweet bread not to it. Some floral hops along with citrus peel and a minimal bitterness. Just a little bit of piney hop flavor to it.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Not bad, but not quite as nice as the pils or the IPA.

Serving type: can

08-28-2011 16:34:39 | More by womencantsail
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2xHops

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up from Spec's.

As I poured the beer into the pint glass, there was a lot of foamy action. As I get done pouring, the head fizzed and evaporated quite quickly. It had a substantial yellowish-straw color to the body, and I thought it was supposed to be a bit more lighter in color.

It had some hops coming through, but it was fairly faint. It's mellow on your palate, which is quite different from other Pale Ales. For instance, Dale's Pale Ale really attacks your mouth more forcefully, and some people like that. I do like it, but there are times when I want a more mellow pale ale. I think this beer fits the bill.

The mouthfeel's just right, and I'd drink this again. I would definitely take this beer with me to tubing trips! It's such an easygoing beer. However, out of three beers I have tried from Austin Beerworks, I think I enjoyed Pearl Snap the most.

Serving type: can

08-16-2011 22:05:25 | More by 2xHops
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coldriver

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into Sam Adams glass. Pale amber color with pretty much no head or lacing - looks a lot like apple cider. Not a flavorful aroma, kind of a sour papery malt smell. Weak hop flavors for a pale ale - seems like more of a blonde ale. Pretty bland overall. Finishes okay, good carbonation and bitter bite. Overall it's a step above domestic lagers, but needs some work.

Serving type: can

08-15-2011 02:30:41 | More by coldriver
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GrayHam

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really like Fire Eagle so I got a 6-pack of this (and a 6-pack of Fire Eagle).

A: Light golden and perfectly clear. Zero foam or lacing.

S: Very subtle breadiness with faint, grassy hops.

T: More flavor that I was expecting. Very clean flavors and nice
balance.

M: High carbonation and dry finish, but has some body in the
middle.

O: Prefer their IPA, but I could see myself drinking a lot of this over the summer.

Serving type: can

07-06-2011 23:45:11 | More by GrayHam
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Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale from Austin Beerworks
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