Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale - Austin Beerworks
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Reviews by elNopalero:
2.7/5 rDev -18.2%
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
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Looks like a macro lager, with a crystal clear golden color and a modest head; nice lacing, though
Smell: The pilsener malt dominates the aroma though there are no hops to be found; a touch of sulfur
Taste: Very husky and grainy, up front and throughout, with just a hint of residual sweetness
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Can't say I am much of a fan of this beer; not exactly sure what the brewers are shooting for but I guess it might quench a thirst on a really hot Texas day
Thanks, duff247, for the opportunity
Serving type: can
05-23-2014 23:17:40 | More by brentk56
Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale from Austin Beerworks
76 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.