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Alphorn Pale Ale - Pecatonica Beer Company

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Alphorn Pale AleAlphorn Pale Ale

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pecatonica Beer Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: richkrull on 02-19-2014)
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Phocion

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +25.5%

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. Hazy orangey-straw body with a fizzy nearly-white head. Decent retention with light lacing.

First smell suggests this is definitely more of an English than American style pale, unlike the description on here. Flavor is subtle but fairly complex; some caramel malts, moderate bright fruitiness (green apple mostly). Slight citrus hops, but mostly an earthy/floral hoppiness. Earthy yeasty finish.

Flavor is surprisingly well balanced. It is definitely hop-forward, but not the type of big Northwestern hops most American pale ales are full of. Caramel malts and a little breadiness combine well with an earthy and fruity hops bouquet.

Like their Nightfall Lager, this is heavily carbonated. Medium-bodied and fairly slick mouthfeel. Nice, crisp finish. However, the carbonation gives it somewhat of a bloaty feeling.

Overall, this is a rather good beer, even if it's nothing mind-blowing. Very sessionable -- which is dangerous considering that it weights in at 5.9%. The only downside is the carbonation.

03-19-2014 00:34:38 | More by Phocion
More User Reviews:
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

02-19-2014 05:39:00 | More by richkrull
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.5%

04-25-2014 22:09:30 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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emerge077

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -11.5%

Not sure of the age of this single, but the bottle is lazered "15 094 16" on the neck.
Can't be more than 6 months old judging from the first review.

Pours a saturated sunset orange with a slight haze, and rapidly rising carbonation. Thin layer of foam with a broken halo of lacing around the edges, and a patchy broken skim in the center.

Aroma is a little sweet, caramel malt and yeast, a little overly sweet i'd say, like caramel candy.

Taste is similarly sweet with an odd note of cooked vegetable or sweet corn. Sort of bland with a cloying sweetness and vague hop bitterness in the end. Flaccid feel. Not very good. If I see this on tap i'll taste it to compare, but won't buy a bottle again.

08-11-2014 20:46:27 | More by emerge077
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

2.55/5  rDev -18.8%

Appearance - Medium yellow. Hazy. Tall, foamy white head with good retention.

Smell - Light pale malt. Bready. A little light lemon.

Taste - Sweet pale malt. Bread and sugar. Moderate dose of citrusy hops. Lemon and orange peel.

Mouthfeel - Medium. Well carbonated.

Overall - Flavor isn't terrible, but this is a little too cloying for an APA.

07-22-2014 04:14:08 | More by scaliasux
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kalebharris

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-18-2014 01:41:58 | More by kalebharris
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

05-19-2014 13:48:08 | More by MarshMan71
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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

08-11-2014 00:26:42 | More by cardinals22
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jzlyo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-04-2014 22:48:02 | More by jzlyo
Alphorn Pale Ale from Pecatonica Beer Company
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