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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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Reviews: 10
Hads: 45
Avg: 2.84
pDev: 22.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: bigbelcher on 07-22-2011

30 IBU
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.