Pale Ale - Minhas Craft Brewery
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3.03/5 rDev -9.6%
Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
Part two of my six-part Berghoff evening tasting, which didn't start off very hearteningly with the Sundown Dark. This one pours a clear light amber topped by a finger of short-lived lightly dirty white foam. The nose comprises light caramel, light black pepper, and a touch of flowers. Things are a tad muted. The taste brings in a touch more hop character, mostly in the form of extra flowers and added greens, but the caramel, which is now drier and more biscuit-y, is still dominant. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Overall, a fairly mediocre pale ale, but, compared to other Minhas brews, at least this one isn't entirely objectionable...just not all that favorable.
06-01-2011 04:31:54 | More by TMoney2591
3.63/5 rDev +8.4%
Beer poured into a Mug shaped glass
A - Beer poured with a brown colored body; a one finger white colored foam formed on the top of the pour; the head did not hold well and dissipated rather quickly; well carbonated; some lacing formed on the side of the glass
S - Ale crispiness; subtle notes of dark fruit scented malts; peanuts; caramel; light odors
T - Dark fruit malt flavors; lager airiness; light flavors of nut and yeast; lacks a lot of bite though; could be more flavorful; some roasted notes
M - Slight stinginess; sour feel on the sides of the tongue and burning; watery but solid body feel; tastes good for an american pale ale; slightly bitter back-end; slightly creamy feel too
D - Alight for an ale; dark fruit flavors were great and enjoyable
05-29-2011 20:17:49 | More by ferrari29
2.05/5 rDev -38.8%
A: A bottle that does not match the photo on this website. No freshness date seen on the bottle. Pours an appropriate amber color with very little head but some lacing on the glass.
S: No hop aroma with kind of a fruity and possibly oxidized cool-aide smell.
T: I hope I got an oxidize bottle because it was very unpleasant. No hop aroma or flavor. This was labeled as a pale ale...WTF?
M: Low to medium carbonation.
D: I didn't finish this beer. I'll save my liver cells for more flavorful offerings.
02-26-2011 01:31:13 | More by Duxx
3.1/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head on it. Smells a bit spicy, some caramel. Not much hops at all. Taste is about the same. Little bit of aftertaste, not bad though. Relatively smooth feel. Easy drinking beer. Not a great beer in my opinion, but it's alright. I could have a few more, but probably will try something else.
02-24-2011 23:41:22 | More by richkrull
2.98/5 rDev -11%
It had an average bronze body that had to be poured hard just to get some head and lace. I felt the body was watery and a little soapy. What little bit of lace there was tight. It has pasture like aroma. Its flavor is grainy and pasture like at first followed by a sweet adjunct like aftertaste. The mouthfeel is somewhat light.
10-08-2010 07:08:28 | More by MTNboy
2.48/5 rDev -26%
A: Pours a darker caramel color. A little bit of head. Fairly unimpressive.
S: Some malty sweetness, a hint of caramel. Virtually no hops.
T: Same as the nose. The malt leads this one all the way, but not in a strong manner. The caramel malt taste is there, with a hint of sweetness. Hops are there providing a bit of balance, but for an APA, it needs a bit more of a hop kick. I'm not expecting IPA level, but I expect it to have a hint more bitterness where this has practically none.
M: Thin, average carbonation, and generally average.
D: It's alright. I probably wouldn't go for it again. Worth trying, but there are a lot better APAs out there.
11-06-2009 15:54:05 | More by YonderWanderer
2.23/5 rDev -33.4%
First, the pour - hazy amber with a thin and wispy ivory head. But now, the aroma - another Berghoff brew with this cooked veggie smell. And this is a pale ale!!??!!
Taste is even worse. Cardboard, cooked veggies and no hop presence what-so-ever. Gritty, harsh finish with rotten grain leading the way. I'm afraid that any more Berghoff's will not find themselves in my cart anytime soon.
05-05-2009 00:52:41 | More by Vancer
3.23/5 rDev -3.6%
This one kind of gushed as it opened, not a good sign.
Pours a chill-hazed effervescent gold with 2 fingers of rocky sand colored head. Cleared nicely, very good head retention & lacing
S: Cereal notes & lemony hops, plus breadyness
T: Herbal hops, grainyness, slight breadyness, plus some crisp citric notes up front. Breadyness & grainy astringency battle it out as this warms, the astringency almost wins, plus a touch of grapefruit. Finishes pretty crisp, with some nice bready notes, astringency prevents this from pulling a 3.5
MF: Light/medium bodied, poor balance, slightly over carbonated
Drinks alright, but more balance is needed to salvage this, let this warm up quite a bit. Still better than most from this brewery
04-25-2009 22:49:16 | More by russpowell
2.8/5 rDev -16.4%
Pours a clear yellow color. 1/3 inch head with decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of bread malt, very slight hops, and slight metallic aroma. With the low bitterness level both in aroma and flavor, I'd say this is a bad example of an American Pale Ale. Smooth and crisp mouth feel with a high carbonation level. There's a strong metallic taste, along with slight malt. Not really picking up hops at - what the heck is going on here. Overall, not a good Pale Ale, at all. I'm not going to try this again or recommend to anyone.
01-28-2009 04:28:07 | More by Tone
2.9/5 rDev -13.4%
12oz bottle acquired in trade with JCapriotti (thanks!).
Poured a medium and clear amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel and lemon pledge. Bland tastes of citrus and bready. Nothing really stands out about this except the lemon pledge aroma.
Notes from 4/4/06
11-24-2008 15:37:30 | More by hopdog
3.53/5 rDev +5.4%
Berghoff Pale Ale pours a couple fingers of rocky head over a deep
gold colored brew. Carbonation is steady, the nose is fruity english
ale yeast. The flavor is mild toasty malts balanced by herbal hops.
Mouthfeel is crisp, and there's a bit of grass in the aftertaste. A pretty
decent stab at the English Pale Ale style, this is about the best brew
out of my Berghoff sampler pack. The brew is not bad, but on the other
hand, there's probably a brewery near you that puts out a better Pale
Ale. I wouldn't say it's worth seeking this one out, but if Berghoff's all
you got, hopefully it's this one.
07-07-2008 07:21:23 | More by shadow1961
4.3/5 rDev +28.4%
Poured a crystal clear light copper color with modest white puffy head. Poor retention. No lacing.
Smell shows a suprisingly strong hop presence, with some hice citrus notes.
Taste blends the malt and hop perfectly. There is enought sweet malt character to balance the hoppiness perfectly. Very refreshinf and tasty.
Leaves a very nice hop/malt taste in the mouth.
Perfect drinkability. Very flavorful. A trult enjoyable taste experience.
05-29-2008 22:00:10 | More by tgbljb
Pale Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
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