Arena Premium Pale Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company
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3.55/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This review is from a 1/2 gallon Growler purchased in Madison.
This beer purports to be a hoppy American pale ale, but reminds me more of some of the malty English style pale ales I have sampled.
It pours a nice copper color, with a limited head forming. Nice but not a great appearance.
The aroma is more malt that hops, and I do not detect the citrus aroma I would expect from the American hops, perhaps this beer does not use any of the five "C" hops from the Pacific Northwest.
The taste is a smooth malty, slightly nutty flavor, limited hop bitterness. More of a session beer flavor than an in-your-face pale ale.
A nice pale ale, but there are better ones brewed in Wisconsin.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2003 17:09:27 | More by brakspear
4.55/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
1/2 gallon growler.
This beer is a nice clear light copper color. A creamy off-white head sits on top and has decent retention. Nice ringed lace patterns form when drinking. Beautiful hop boquet on the nose. Dry hopped to perfection. A blend of the floral, pine and citrus properties. There is a nice caramel malt backbone to this beer. More malt properties than your typical american style pale ale. There is a nice bitterness here that doesn't overwhelm. It lingers after sipping however. There's a nice little dry aspect that leaves you longing for another sip. The hop taste is grassy, piney, citrus-like. A little bit of grapefruit rind makes an appearance as well. Medium to full in body, this is a highly enjoyable and drinkable brew.
I picked this up in Madison last weekend. cokes has told me his main supply stores for this beer have a hard time keeping Lake Louie beer on the shelves. I can understand why. It's a one man, 3 barrel brewing operation that produces awesome beer from what I can tell so far. The demand for this beer seems to be outweighing the supply.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2002 17:58:19 | More by Bighuge
Arena Premium Pale Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.