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Pale Ale - Minhas Craft Brewery

Pale AlePale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

69 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 19.1%


Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-03-2001)
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Todd

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown twist-off top bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber beer with a freagin' magnificent 2.5-3 fingered foamy, chunky white head of near meringue consistency. It leaves its trails as it settles to a creamy lace. Excellent retention.

Smell: Very floral, hoppy bouquet with mild citrus/grapefruit aromas and a touch of spice.

Taste: Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Malt sweetness is even and full with biscuity, bready and light caramel flavours. Hops stab in with a rather hefty, quick, sharp bitter citrus rind bite (a tad spicy and salty), and pulls out leaving leafy hop textures and flavours on the palate. Fruity flavours (almost tropical), esters and sweetness follow with more grain. The beer ends with a slightly dry, bitty grain finish.

Notes: An excellent example of an American Pale Ale. Malty, hoppy and it's all in balance. Damn fine drinkin' here.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-29-2013 18:34:47 | More by Whiskeydeez
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-26-2013 19:20:17 | More by matjack85
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mwar

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -40.3%

11-27-2012 03:51:46 | More by mwar
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Jimboe


3.25/5  rDev -3%

10-03-2012 16:34:18 | More by Jimboe
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PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-09-2012 19:45:44 | More by PeterOrlando92
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3/5  rDev -10.4%

05-22-2012 19:35:03 | More by neckbracesub
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +49.3%

05-17-2012 20:34:18 | More by TimRasmussen
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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

05-11-2012 21:04:19 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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JCF3

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.4%

04-12-2012 19:58:15 | More by JCF3
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durwood64

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

01-10-2012 17:22:17 | More by durwood64
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-13-2011 00:28:40 | More by scootercrabb
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murf1087

Indiana

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-12-2011 22:12:59 | More by murf1087
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bigred89

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

12-04-2011 02:44:12 | More by bigred89
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 04:31:54 | More by TMoney2591
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 20:17:49 | More by ferrari29
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Duxx

Missouri

2.05/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 01:31:13 | More by Duxx
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 23:41:22 | More by richkrull
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MTNboy

Germany

2.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 07:08:28 | More by MTNboy
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YonderWanderer

Colorado

2.48/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2009 15:54:05 | More by YonderWanderer
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Vancer

Illinois

2.23/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 00:52:41 | More by Vancer
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 22:49:16 | More by russpowell
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Tone

Missouri

2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 04:28:07 | More by Tone
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 15:37:30 | More by hopdog
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shadow1961

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 07:21:23 | More by shadow1961
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Pale Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
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