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Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale - Austin Beerworks

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Peacemaker Extra Pale AlePeacemaker Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

173 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: northaustin on 05-25-2011

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by elNopalero:
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2.74/5  rDev -18%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale from Austin Beerworks
77 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.