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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale AleFretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 19.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: bigbelcher on 07-22-2011)
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

Auraan, Sep 22, 2012
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2.55/5  rDev -16.4%


Peoria Sports Complex
Peoria, AZ

Clear light amber and orange with a moderately sized near-white head that doesn't leave much, if any, stick to the (plastic) glass. For an unfiltered pale ale, this certainly appears filtered.

Very simple aroma consisting of mild bread and caramel with very little hop presence. There's nothing off-putting about the aroma, it just simply isn't very expressive whatsoever.

The flavor is very similar to the aroma, with bread and mild caramel leading the way. Again, there's very little hop presnece except for a moderate level of bitterness.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

A boring beer, even at the sports complex. I wish I had ordered a New Belgium Ranger instead.

ehammond1, Mar 27, 2012
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grubefresh, Jun 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Pours a golden copper color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, citrusy and soapy with a bit of malts behind it. In the taste, light citrus, herb and earthiness. Has a solid bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall, this is a solid pale. Drinkable all day.

Stinkypuss, Jan 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

mvanaskie13, Nov 22, 2012
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2.66/5  rDev -12.8%

Amber color in the glass with a decent head. The second pouring hazes over a little and I see some sediment in the bottle. Average carbonation. The smell is just plain unusual, not beery at all. A whiff of the old laundry basket, left-over fish and chips.

I'll make allowances for this being an English style of Pale Ale, but there is definitely a strange flavor going on here. It tastes something like spoiled fruit which I hope is due to There is an increasing bitterness in the aftertaste. Maybe this is some kind of English nonsense, but I think they accidentally brewed the socks and washed the hops. From the 12 oz can bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

mactrail, Apr 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18%

Kopfschuss, Mar 31, 2012
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2.73/5  rDev -10.5%

I'm sure I will come back and revisit this beer down the road a bit. It was the new brewery's first batch so to be fair I'll come back to see if they tweek the beer down the road. The beer is supposed to to be unfiltered but is clear with no yeast. Color was golden. This is an English style Pale Ale so no hops were anywhere to be found. Body was light. Some malt but this beer really didn't turn me on too much. Someone said they thought it was more like an English Bitter than a Pale Ale although I am far from an expert on the differences between the two. Met the owner at a promo. Nice enough guy. They said the other owner is one of the founders of Pyramid.

bigbelcher, Jul 22, 2011
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lupercmda, Oct 25, 2012
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That's all I can say about this beer.

Actually...poured into a pint glass. For an "unfiltered" beer, it's crystal clear. There is some gunk on the bottom of the glass, but it didn't look very appetizing.

Flavor is very lagery. Biscuity, lemony. Not too hoppy either. However, every few sips, I pull a strange chemical flavor though, which is really unnerving. Scent is really weak. Decent head though!

The mouthfeel is fine, but the flavor really doesn't sell me. The design of the bottles and company is great though. Simply great.

KingPuuChuu, Jan 26, 2012
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trytoketchup, Apr 19, 2014
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2.53/5  rDev -17%

Sampled at 1702, Tucson; August 2011
Arrives from the tap with a frothy, half-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a pale amber tinged, gold color that shows an almost brilliantly clear, full gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells like stale beer that has sat out all night at a frat party; really smells weak and beery. It really doesn’t smell off, but smells exactly what I don’t want a beer to smell like.

Soft and creamy textured up front, the beer has a soft sweetness to it throughout which accentuates a fair amount of general fruitiness in the flavor. The finish tastes sort of like the nose, but isn’t quite so offensive. This has a touch of hop bitterness to it, some light herbal / spice hop notes and I think some of the fruitiness is influenced by the hop character as well. The fruitiness tastes sort of like a mix of berry notes, touches of floral apple and some light citrus components. The malt character here is really quite weak somehow; there is a sort of vague crystal malt sweetness, but this is really missing a toasted grain character than one expects to find in a beer made with quality malts. It is nice and light bodied, which would support easy quaffing if the taste and aroma were something more enticing.

This is not a horrible beer, but man has it left me very disappointed. Seems like the target market for this beer is the BMC drinker whose tastebuds are afraid of their own shadow. This gives Budweiser American Ale a run for its money though.

Gueuzedude, Aug 11, 2011
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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.