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Fenway Pale Ale - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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BA SCORE
82
good

116 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 07-27-1999)
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Reviews by cheapxceptbeer:
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cheapxceptbeer

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +11%

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.

04-09-2009 15:52:05 | More by cheapxceptbeer
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

07-27-1999 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-26-2013 21:32:52 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-10-2014 19:02:24 | More by Doomcifer
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

11-12-2004 19:14:23 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 16:23:56 | More by bpfrush
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sammy44

Alabama

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

10-05-2007 15:33:28 | More by sammy44
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mcarroll10177

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +28.9%

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

04-17-2006 01:45:58 | More by mcarroll10177
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heather625

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-21-2013 20:40:39 | More by heather625
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jmz62565

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

07-05-2008 20:02:44 | More by jmz62565
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BennyL1

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

10-11-2011 20:14:28 | More by BennyL1
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-01-2012 18:59:42 | More by jh1982
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-01-2014 03:37:58 | More by Roguer
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Ezone024

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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!

05-07-2010 19:18:22 | More by Ezone024
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.81/5  rDev -22.6%

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.

06-06-2014 20:35:00 | More by puboflyons
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-17-2014 23:42:02 | More by mlefebvre7
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

07-19-2011 21:57:33 | More by mikesgroove
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NorseKaiser

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-22-2014 17:32:48 | More by NorseKaiser
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goz

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

01-17-2003 06:38:08 | More by goz
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Gusler

Arizona

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

12-26-2002 10:13:07 | More by Gusler
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-01-2013 13:10:49 | More by mendvicdog
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-16-2013 02:33:49 | More by DaKur
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.03/5  rDev -16.5%

Poured into imperial pint glass. Color was a dark amber with a think off white head. Constant streams of carbonation rose from the bottom. The head clung to the sides a bit. Initial aroma was a bit piney hoppy, but then mellowed out a bit of floral sweetness. Taste also started out as hoppy, but finished fairly plain, maybe with some white bread taste. Felt bizarre in the mouth. My toungue felt slightly fuzzy and the mouth felt dry. Beer also felt a bit watery. The mouthfeel pretty much killed this as far as drinkability goes.

08-23-2010 22:33:08 | More by mountdew1
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev 0%

The beer poured a nice white and foamy head thT was surprisingly vigorous. The beer itself was a golden and clear color that looked fairly nice. The smell had a sort of orange and citrus note that had a nice and malty/bready smell to it. The beer tasted similar to how it smelled. The taste had orange rind notes and the malts had a strong presence that were similar to caramel. The mouthfeel is a little bit thick for an APA and waS .edium bodied. The overall feel was a little off because of how thick and velvety it felt. Overall, a decent beer.

11-12-2013 20:35:51 | More by HattedClassic
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MTNboy

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

I honestly thought this beer was a red at first. It has a nice copper color. There was not a whole lot of head but there was some nice lacing. The aroma was citric and floral with a little bit of a roasted tone to it. For an APA it was a little weak in the hops department. There just seemed to be a lot of malt to this beer. I liked it though just not really true to the style. Light bodied and easy to drink.

11-21-2008 13:13:24 | More by MTNboy
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Fenway Pale Ale from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
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