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Bust Head English Pale Ale - Old Bust Head Brewing Co.

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Bust Head English Pale AleBust Head English Pale Ale

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 70
Avg: 3.41
pDev: 48.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Bust Head Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rhettroactive on 04-17-2014

Brewed in the tradition of an English Pale Ale, but infused with the spirit of new American craft brews, our flagship beer is drinkable, balanced, and enjoyable year-round. Additions of Goldings, Fuggle, and Cascade hops provide our pale ale with the aroma of floral hop tones, as well as imparting a refreshing, clean bitterness. Our use of caramel malt in the grain bill balances out our generous hop additions, and provides the beer with a smooth and bready backbone. Perfectly balanced, it’s our brewmaster’s favorite beer!
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, golden/amber color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma at all, but I do get faint notes of toasted malt and caramel, but only faint ones at that, and nothing else.

Taste: Pretty good. Nice flavors of toasted malt, imparting notes of toasted English muffins, followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, a touch of black pepper, finished by a touch of nicely balanced hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some decent carbonation. With an ABV of 5.6%, there’s no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good pale ale. Good flavors, nicely balanced. Good session beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poor a rich brown color with a head of redness. Good lacing left around the glass. Smells like most English Pale Ale's I've had. I smell toffee and maybe some caramel as well. A nice malty taste and has a nice sweetness to it as well. One of the better English Pale Ale's I've had in a while, and probably my favorite brew at OBH.

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A: Medium brown, fairly clear and a white head on top.

S: Floral hops, and a bit of a caramel aroma.

T: Carmel and toffee, with some slightly burnt bread notes. Light fruitiness, and a touch of floral hops in the finish with a little bot of a lingering bitterness.

M: Medium, a touch of creaminess, but fairly high carbonation.

O: A simple brew, but there is a something in the finish that I am not a fan of. Still.. glad to try out another local brewery.

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Bust Head English Pale Ale from Old Bust Head Brewing Co.
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