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Fenway Pale Ale - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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BA SCORE
83
good

55 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 129
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: taez555 on 07-27-1999

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 55 | Hads: 129
Reviews by cheapxceptbeer:
Photo of cheapxceptbeer
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

As I was drinking my first beer, their ipa, I saw they had a pale ale on cask and I had to make sure they meant English style pull cask, they did. The last time I had something on cask I was in Southwold, England having a pint of my favorite bitter Adnams Broadside, so I was excited.

A- Came with a niced head, lacing was incredible my entire glass was stuck with white foam on the inside.

S- This is not the best part of any cask beer, I am not sure why but you don't get an aroma with cask ale.

T- This is a solid pale ale, definitely a session ale and this beer is much better because it is served at the proper temperature, chilled, not ice cold. I think that some BA's may not understand this but refrigerated beer, even a few degrees warmer than refrigerated beer does not allow the flavor to develop. Anyways this was your regular apa, nice bitterness that was balanced by the malt.

M- This is the best part, carbonation was minimal but there, a creamier mouthfeel you will not find, easily the best part of the cask experience, the temperature felt so right, it was like I was in England again.

D- While creamy mouthfeel makes you think hard to drink, the low carbonation, coupled with the well balanced flavor and medium body make this very drinkable, a true session ale, on cask at least. (1,304 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: On tap.

Appearance: Clear amber with a sticky ring of lace.

Smell: A blend of caramel and faint fruity esters, evident hop also in the nose.

Taste: Crisp and clean with an assertive hop bitterness, nice rounded maltiness ... a little fruity, a little caramel and a bit more malt. This brew finishes very well with a drying grain and hint of lemon.

Notes: More than yer standard American Pale Ale, a classic among the locals ... very good drinking. (473 characters)

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear copper in color with a short-lived and non-lacing layer of whitish head. Hard to discern the smell, but there's a well-balanced mix of citrus hops and some sweetness. Flavor seemed off...unbalanced and a touch of sourness near the end. Finished with a grainy/husk-like aftertaste. I much preferred the cask version from the Canal street location. (352 characters)

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sammy44
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Description on menu: Cask conditioned Fenway Pale Ale with Liberty Hops.

I guess since it went out of the way to mention the additional hops the regular Fenway PA didn't have the Liberties.

Served in a pint glass with a small white head that didn't hang around and a really nice reddish orange color. A little bit of haze to the beer. Smelled of hops, hops, and more hops. Lots of pine and floral to the hop aroma. Taste was a little skewed, not really very balanced, did pick up a bit of whiskey taste from the wood. Mouthfeel was heavy, very little carbonation. (566 characters)

Photo of mcarroll10177
4.63/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

served on tap at the Fenway Boston Beer Works

A- dark golden brown with nice tight white head

S- some hops, a good clean smells

T- wonderful; smooth crisp clean hoppy upfront smooth and crisp in the back end

M- balanced not to thick or thin

D- I got a few of these after a red sox game man this is one good beer (326 characters)

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heather625
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of jmz62565
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish copper with a nice tan head that leaves good lacing. The smell is pungent with sweet malt and floral hints. The taste is very malty for a pale ale and it works well. The m/f is medium,alittle heavy for p/a, and the flavors mix well. This is a damn good beer for the summer and it shouldn't be overlooked. (326 characters)

Photo of BennyL1
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Fenway Beer Works. Served in a pint glass.

Fenway Pale pours a copper colored body with a very slim white head.

Aroma has notes of citrus hops with a sweet malt background.

Citrus hops up front, specifically notes of grapefruit. Bready malt background cuts slightly through the bitterness making for a pretty balanced brew.

Medium carbonation and body.

Solid beer from Boston Beer Works. I would be open to having this one again when I end up back there. (476 characters)

Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Roguer
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Ezone024
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours really nice, amber with lots of fizz and 1 inch head. Lots of retention and lacing.

aroma of nut and pale malts.
a bit nutty for a pale ale in my taste.

has good hop characteristic through out however is more malty than hoppy.

not a bad brew i guess especially if you're a sox fan

lets go mets! (305 characters)

Photo of bmoraymond
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Reds76
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of puboflyons
2.82/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 6, 2014.

Something must have changed since the Bros reviewed this one in 1999 and gave it a "Very Good" rating.

I get a cloudy orange pour with a fizzy head that dissolves fast.

Aroma is buttery but beyond that I pull in some yeast, pale malts, and a mild hop note. Smells more like a mash rather than a final product.

The body is light to medium so that's OK.

The taste is bland concoction of pale malts with a fairly forward hop note but it still tastes a bit off. (516 characters)

Photo of thetimhortonsman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amber color with a good sized head of about two inches that falls down quickly but leaves a ton of lacing down the sides of the glass.

aroma is light grains, hints of a small citric hop profile, touches of bready grains and a smooth biscuit like touch. Clean and very crisp taste, starts with a light touch of hops and follows through with nice bready malt character that comes through cleanly on the palate and offers a decent amount of balance. Nice and light, well carbonated body makes it a breeze to drink and seriously one of the most well rounded pales in terms of solid drinkability. (592 characters)

Photo of NorseKaiser
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of goz
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour - thick creamy white head atop a hazy golden brew. Aroma is malty, with a hint of flowery hops in the back. Flavor starts sweet, malty, small fruitiness, follows with a good mild hop ending which brings it all together. Very well balanced offering. (263 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer as poured, is a translucent deep ruby red with a prominent head and oodles of fine lace to coat the glass. Sweet caramel, malt make up the pleasant nose with the start sweet and the top skinny. Finish has a nice hop spicy bite, moderately carbonated, dry long lasting aftertaste and a decent beer all around. (317 characters)

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Fenway Pale Ale from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.