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Pale Stout Ale - Free Will Brewing Company

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Pale Stout Ale
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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uslackr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-06-2013 17:57:35 | More by uslackr
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24%

10-14-2012 00:36:29 | More by EFR94
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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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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

10-25-2013 23:27:24 | More by JSkone09
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jp312

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-17-2013 15:30:26 | More by jp312
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-25-2013 18:54:36 | More by Oakenator
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-08-2012 22:27:44 | More by rolltide8425
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-08-2012 02:23:20 | More by deapokid
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was happy to find this on-tap at Liberty St Tavern and ordered a couple pints at $5 each. This was a tasty, lighter-bodied brown with a bigger roasted edge over the coffee and cocoa. It's definitely a step down from an Irish dry stout, but more roasty than your average brown. The malt is very clean, with just enough bitterness to balance the barley and give a dry finish. It's a tasty, sessionable beer. Give it a try if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2012 02:20:24 | More by tempest
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at Lee Shelly's photo studio during a headphone/amplifier meet, so geeks with very expensive audio toys and beer....yeah, it was just about perfect.

Pulled a bottle out of the big bin of beer and saw a pale stout. Hmmm, that's different.

Overall a very solid lighter stout, some characteristics of an Irish Stout (dry), with great smell and flavor of toasted malts and coffee. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but this is a great session "stout" or brown ale as they categorize it. Could drink them all day, even in the heat of August it wouldn't be a problem, just a nice, flavorable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 17:08:29 | More by SHerninko
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-17-2012 20:13:20 | More by SPRichard
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-28-2013 04:39:16 | More by Bdel34
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-22-2013 02:47:38 | More by IdrinkGas
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-30-2013 05:21:41 | More by Bikeboy1
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hopstermonster1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-23-2013 00:31:43 | More by hopstermonster1
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-21-2014 17:42:51 | More by curlybird
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-12-2014 08:28:11 | More by epyon396
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-28-2013 16:37:40 | More by ujsplace
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DaveOB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-07-2014 04:03:36 | More by DaveOB
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-15-2013 13:39:30 | More by fdig23
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out as a deep reddish brown colo. The head was a light shade of tan. The retention is moderate and doesn't have much lacing. The smell of the beer gives off a faint aroma of chocolate and coffee. The taste gave off more coffee flavors with a subtle hippy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Nicely carbonated and drinkable. Overall I was intrigued by the name more or less it's a Brown Ale. Pretty good though.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2012 23:10:25 | More by Knapp85
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-12-2013 05:36:29 | More by Blaze5445
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-23-2013 14:57:12 | More by gafferjohn
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javatime

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-13-2013 02:20:33 | More by javatime
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cdtoffers

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-24-2013 22:47:58 | More by cdtoffers
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Pale Stout Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
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