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Pale Stout Ale - Free Will Brewing Company

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Pale Stout Ale
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BA SCORE
83
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 09-07-2012)
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a frothy eggshell white head of 3 cm even with a gentle pour. The head fades fairly quickly leaving some windowpane lattice. Fades to a wispy surface layer that sticks around through the sampling.
Aroma is rich and malty, with bakers chocolate, some brown sugar and toffee. No hops or booze notes on the nose. Maybe a little chalky scent mixed in there too.
First sip reveals an average body with fine prickly carbonation that hits my palate on each sip.
Flavor is some dry bakers chocolate with a bit of brown sugar and some molasses. A sweet malty beer that has no hops or booze that I can pick up. Is this a stout? Im not sure if it isnt more than a brown ale, but I do enjoy the beer and have no problem drinking several of these bottles in one night.
Id like to try more beers from this brewery if I see them.

08-02-2014 03:50:12 | More by sulldaddy
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-21-2014 17:42:51 | More by curlybird
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Zdrummer15

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-16-2014 04:11:03 | More by Zdrummer15
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-12-2014 01:13:11 | More by Zetcha7x
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-09-2014 01:38:16 | More by rjvanston
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DaveOB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-07-2014 04:03:36 | More by DaveOB
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Canti4341

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-05-2014 17:19:46 | More by Canti4341
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-12-2014 08:28:11 | More by epyon396
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -15.9%

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.

12-30-2013 08:44:49 | More by 57md
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-30-2013 05:21:41 | More by Bikeboy1
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

12-14-2013 23:20:11 | More by BigMike
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javatime

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2013 02:20:33 | More by javatime
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-24-2013 22:47:58 | More by cdtoffers
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

10-28-2013 17:08:29 | More by SHerninko
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-22-2013 02:47:38 | More by IdrinkGas
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-15-2013 13:39:30 | More by fdig23
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hopstermonster1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-30-2013 12:39:35 | More by Travcofarms
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uslackr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-23-2013 14:57:12 | More by gafferjohn
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Pale Stout Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.