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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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BA SCORE
73
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40 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I sampled draft and bottle before writing review, and I wanted to give a fair try because they're local, and well because I figured the ale couldn't possibly be this bad. But it is. It's the really close, both versions draft and bottle.

Draft version has more of the cardboard flavor with some assertive cheese-like aromas AND flavors, the sort of cheese that reminds you of sweaty socks, and funk in general.

Pours hazy golden with decent white head. Nose isn't very assertive, but what is there is an off-doughy aroma and sort of dusty/dirty citrus, or basically some citrus with some funky stuff that shouldn't be there. Palate offers a medium body, with some lemony citrus flavors along with bready malt flavors, and a sort of dry cardboardy character (in both draft and bottled versions). That's most of the finish too, and cardboardy flavor with hint of lemon.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 02:48:49 | More by yemenmocha
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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.