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Pale Stout Ale - Free Will Brewing Company

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Pale Stout Ale
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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:
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(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 09-07-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

jp312, Mar 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

OneEyedJack, Feb 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

SPRichard, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

EFR94, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

deapokid, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
4.33/5  rDev +19%
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.

micromaniac129, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

tempest, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

rolltide8425, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Knapp85, Sep 08, 2012
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Pale Stout Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.