Bayrisch Pale Ale - Private Landbrauerei Schönram
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3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours pale orange, low half finger head that turns to a thin sticky rather fast.
Smell is not too strong, with some tangerines, biscuits and very faint pilsener hops.
Taste is a bit more intense, with lots of sweet citrus mainly (Mandarian Bavaria hops, so duh!), faint lime with a bit of mildly bitter grapefruit too. Some light malts, just a tiny bit of caramel to go along with the biscuits. Faint floral notes. Green noble hops start to rise up towards the end, closing it all with a nice bitterness.
Medium body, low carbonation, a bit buttery.
Nicely balanced, tasty hops, a bit simple.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2014 16:59:12 | More by dcmchew
4.14/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Aroma: mandarin, a slight citrus note, but other than that, nothing.
Up front - a bite of bitterness, but not too much, citrus flavor and some noble hop flavor.
Middle – Pils or pale male flavors with a little sourness.
End - some grapefruit, mandarine, sour citrus and some malts, not exactly pale but not pils malt either, somewhere in the middle. I'm guessing the “bayrisch” in the name comes either from the pils malts or from Mandarina Bavaria hops, or both.
They only list mandarina hops as an ingredient, but it's kind of a mix of a malty pils/pale malt with citrusy flavors. The citrus isn't like an IPA, rather it's more bitter and has the mouthfeel of a typical Bavarian Helles, quite thick and gemütlich. Basically, it's a cross between a pale ale with pils mouthfeel and hints in the flavor with a slightly sour and mandarine/grapefruit aftertaste. Not bad, not wow, but pretty damn good. It's different for Germany, but I wouldn't call it a Wow-great beer.
The best part is the mouthfeel and flavor is reminiscent of a German Helles while still being a pale ale with citrusy notes. Maybe a 4.3, points off for a lack of aroma, and they really could've put more Mandarina hops to give it more umph.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2013 17:42:56 | More by boddhitree
Bayrisch Pale Ale from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
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