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Mosaic Pale Ale - Pfriem Family Brewers

Mosaic Pale Ale
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 6.45%


Brewed by:
Pfriem Family Brewers visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheBungyo on 03-11-2013)
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TheBungyo

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Recently I had a 3 day stay in Bend and 3 day stay in the Hood River area. This beer was by far the highlight of my trip, even after visiting Boneyard, Crux, Double Mountain, Good Life, Bend Brewing, Deschutes, and others.

45 IBU's.

Love the color of this one. Dirty gold, with a nice plump head. Nose hollers spice, slight pine, earthiness, and blueberry. Hints of malt sweetness.

Taste is mild honey, caramel, married with piney-spice, rising citrus and soft blueberries. The finish is dry with hints of grain. Really nice. The sweetness of the malt seems to embrace the flavors of the mosaic hops perfectly. The malt lets the hops shine but never stops trying to play the perfect supporting role. Simply outstanding where flavor is concerned.

Lastly, it should speak volumes that on our way out of Hood River we stopped to fill two growlers with this wonderful beer. Very glad I have another waiting for me. Good Luck Pfriem, I cannot wait to support you and see what you do next!

Serving type: growler

03-11-2013 03:01:51 | More by TheBungyo
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Mosaic Pale Ale from Pfriem Family Brewers
92 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.