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Pale Stout Ale - Free Will Brewing Company

Pale Stout Ale
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%


Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 09-07-2012)
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Reviews by micromaniac129:
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was my first stop in my annual brewpub tour (really brew... anything) and a good choice in my opinion.
This start is quite lean and really just fills growlers and samples.
I bought a growler of thier pale stout, its so good. And a conversation point since it looks like a brown ale.
Pours pale in comparision to a stout, looks like a brown with it's clear brown clarity. Has a pretty dense tan head on top leaving some lacing.

Aroma finds a roasted malt bill with hints of cocoa powder.

Taste is quite good. has a good robust, roasted malt taste and a dark chocolate backing.
Smooth flowing on the palette with some bitterness lingering into a roasted chocolate aftertaste.
A very good beer in a style of beer not made since the days of yur.
interesting to gaze upon, smells good and taste good. An excellent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2012 13:20:01 | More by micromaniac129
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Pours a light brown color with two fingers of off-white head that enjoyed really good retention. The nose is mildly roasty. The taste is quite flat and lacks the hearty roasted qualities of a good stout. The finish is weak and, sadly, cardboard-like.

BA has this offering listed as a brown ale, but it is clearly a stout. As the brewers correctly state – stout is a style, not a color. That said, just because one CAN brew a stout that appears light in color, does not mean that one SHOULD do it. However, if one does brew a stout that does not look like a stout, then it should taste off-the-hook good as compensation. This offering neither has the look nor the taste of a solidly crafted stout.

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Pale Stout Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.