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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
okay

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2002)
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Reviews by decimator:
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

473ml can poured into a pint glass. ABV 4.5%.

A - Poured a clear light copper with a 2cm off-white head. After a few sips the head completely vanished. No lacing.

S - Crackers, hint of caramel, some spice, a bit of earth.

T - Light caramel, a bit of bread, hint of butter, bit of spice, mild bitter finish.

M - Medium-low carbonation, medium body, some creaminess, slight tang, clean finish.

O - The mouthfeel helps carry this beer. Decent pale ale overall.

Serving type: can

05-19-2013 03:56:44 | More by decimator
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real_human_bean

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-25-2014 13:26:47 | More by real_human_bean
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -41.9%

07-20-2014 22:09:20 | More by XmnwildX12
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-17-2014 20:43:13 | More by Mack
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
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

Serving type: can

05-31-2014 01:36:41 | More by DaveBar
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duimie

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-24-2014 19:14:53 | More by duimie
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.8%

05-18-2014 01:44:10 | More by CRObighit2
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patre_tim

China

3/5  rDev -12.8%

05-13-2014 04:47:40 | More by patre_tim
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-12-2014 18:11:02 | More by stevergca
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-10-2014 22:33:57 | More by hunterjames
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-03-2014 00:48:47 | More by BigBry
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-03-2014 17:48:50 | More by Jotora
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Sean-Elliott

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.3%

02-26-2014 15:43:28 | More by Sean-Elliott
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-09-2014 17:15:47 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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curewhatalesu

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-27-2013 01:34:56 | More by curewhatalesu
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baylz

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-19-2013 12:33:41 | More by baylz
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EvanHarper

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bright, pale amber with an effervescent and very short-lived head. Smells of bread and biscuits with a hint of woody, floral hops. Taste is similar to the smell, toasty malt and bright floral hops. Light-bodied, mild, and highly carbonated.

Tame example of the style, no off flavours, a little too bubbly. Decent.

Serving type: can

11-02-2013 04:04:26 | More by EvanHarper
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.8%

10-26-2013 01:10:20 | More by MJ63
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

10-22-2013 20:40:45 | More by ZachT
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-29-2013 01:06:48 | More by WillAndSarah
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2013 02:12:32 | More by joefinnigan15
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $2.60 CDN. Been wanting to revisit this for a while now, but haven't seen to much of it until lately.

Appearance - crystal clear, dark amber color with some honey brown colouring as well. nice two finger fluffy white head is poured and nearly spills over the sides. Some bubbles rise to the surface making a glacial ascent. Good head retention although not much for lacing.

Smell - some caramel malt, otherwise a good amount of general "beer" smell. Some nice ready notes and light floral aspects too.

Taste - again the caramel and ready flavours come out, but there's a lightness and subtlety to the flavours that makes you want to back for more. I'm also picking up some slightly roasted nutty characteristics. Yummy.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and delicious, nice creamy feel with sufficient carbonation and fairly light body.

Overall - wanted to revisit this since i did notice that I rated this much higher than average. After revisiting, I realize that this a beer I really enjoy and find it to be a good representative of the style and easy to drink. Throw in the reasonable price and this is going to be a staple in my fridge from now on.

Serving type: can

08-05-2013 00:48:06 | More by DenisKolkin
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-05-2013 20:54:05 | More by Bf_89
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-21-2013 02:45:58 | More by HATS4BATS
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Ontario (Canada)

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Special Pale Ale from Wellington County Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.