Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale - Ass Kisser Ales
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3.25/5 rDev +8.3%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):
LOOK: Clear golden, minimal lace
SMELL: Vanilla, cookie dough, fresh bread, clean, faint alcohol
TASTE: Mild vanilla, bready malt, muted hops, husk, carbonic, dry finish
A plain Pale Ale with a timid addition of vanilla makes for a very middle-of-the-road brew. The aroma comes across more appealing than the flavor. Perhaps a better fit with a meal rather than on its own? One and done.
01-17-2013 03:18:35 | More by BeerAdvocate
2.78/5 rDev -7.3%
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.
A: Cloudy yellow-orange with a moderate off-white head, which lingered for a significant time. Nice coloration for a pale ale, though largely unremarkable.
S: Hints of vanilla up-front, with subtle notes of citrus and a slightly sweet, malty undertone. For a "vanilla pale ale," I'd say that the vanilla scent is less than expected.
T: Vanilla is clearly present on impact, but still underwhelming -- competing with a kind of tangy, citrus flavor that becomes an almost bitter finish. Hints of vanilla return for a slight aftertaste.
M: Smooth and light, bordering on thin. Carbonation is unremarkable.
O: Generally "average," but also somewhat disappointing. For a "vanilla pale ale," the vanilla flavor just isn't living up to the name, leaving a tangy citrus flavor to dominate. It would be a decent beer to enjoy on a hot day, but the flavors seemed askew and almost boring. Drinkability is reduced because of the strange, tangy flavor. Not at all excited to drink this again.
10-06-2012 23:13:19 | More by maki88
3.1/5 rDev +3.3%
A - light hazy golden, one finger of head retained at a thin covering and left some random lacing
S - grainy with light grass, pleasant touch of vanilla, with a slight sour bite
T - much like the nose with an added mineral flavour that is quite prominent and seems to almost replace the vanilla
M - light and well carbonated, just a touch prickly, finishes dry and mineral like
O - its not a bad beer but its definitely average, the vanilla that is prominent on the nose seems to wilt on the tongue, worth a try but not a repeater
10-06-2012 00:20:14 | More by joemcgrath27
3.35/5 rDev +11.7%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a soft copper, no foam. Clear top. Creamy vanilla nose. A little peppery. Taste is a vanilla dominated malt, which stays sweet and wards away any bitterness. A bit obvious, but the dominant flavor really is the vanilla. Smooth and tasty.
07-04-2012 12:02:44 | More by KTCamm
2/5 rDev -33.3%
Trying this beer based on its horrific reputation...Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy light orange with a small white head.
S: Unpleasant, fake-smelling vanilla, a bit of soapy grain, not much else.
T: The same mildly disgusting fake vanilla. The tiniest, thinnest hint of floral hop. That's it.
M: Light-bodied, tingly carbonation.
O: I'm amazed that they've actually been able to sell this stuff. Disgusting fake vanilla aroma and flavor, almost no hops, no malt flavors. Definite drainpour.
05-06-2012 04:41:44 | More by Etan
2.79/5 rDev -7%
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is a tad below average and a short ring of lacing is left.
2.5 S: The vanilla is about the only thing you will find. It covers up anything else that might be in here. It's not quite as bad as I would have guessed, but it still isn't very good unless you are bat shit crazy over vanilla.
2.75 T: The taste is better than the nose simply because it tastes like beer. Again lots of vanilla. Neutral maltiness, which I'm happy to find.
3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess.
2.75 D: It's not good, but at least it isn't terrible.
08-13-2013 03:39:08 | More by DavoleBomb
Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale from Ass Kisser Ales
71 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.