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Special Pale Ale - Wellington County Brewery

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Special Pale AleSpecial Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2002

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3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: A cloudy, golden colour. One finger of head. Small specks of lacing appear after a while.

S: Slight floral,earthy, spicey aroma, reminiscent of English hops. A bit of a light caramel malt and some cereal-like malt character.

T: Pretty much like the smell. Fairly balanced but leans more towards the malty side. Maybe slightly toasty/biscuity, but just slightly so.Hops come through but they're pretty laid back and don't really stick out that much. Similar to an English bitter but lacking in the toffee and fruity ester department.

F: A somewhat light body. Maybe a bit higher carbonation, but then again this might be a perceived effect as a result of a light body.

O: It's okay and definitely very drinkable, but I don't know if that qualifies it as a "Special Pale Ale". It's most certainly a nice offering in the face of a macro beer, but it was really just okay for me.

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3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of wolf6656
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Another very nice product from this local (for me) brewery.
Nice hop finish. Nice caramel body.
Not the best beer in this class, but a cut above the average.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Franck
2/5  rDev -41.7%

Very smooth. English malts taste a lot and hops have a lack of flavour. No bitterness. Average beer

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.08/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DaveBar
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.85 473ml can. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Opens well and pours amber dark. Not much head though

S- Ok. Basic British malt caramel and hops but none in anything to call anything special.... Ok I guess

T- Ok. Nothing special for me. Basic IPA

M- Ok. Nice and creamy, LOL

O- Your ok basic rendition of a British IPA.

Food Pairing

This ok IPA goes well with... Steak and kidney pie... I made it to try believe it or not!

Enjoy

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Special Pale Ale from Wellington County Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.