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Alchemy Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Alchemy AleAlchemy Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

554 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 554
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.45%


Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: csiewert on 12-27-2010)
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Reviews by Roguer:
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful translucent red-amber ale. Two fingers of lasting white head with scattered lacing. Significant carbonation.

S - Strong pine aroma, with some citrus hops, backed by a thick maltiness - caramel and wheat.

T - A dry, non-sweet hoppy taste, backed with noticeable but balanced caramel malts. There's a flat, piney bitterness that briefly assaults the palate, but everything else is well-balanced.

M - Fairly light feel, but it does tend to fill up your mouth. Pleasant oily clinginess, no sting, and no foaming. A little dry on the finish.

O - This is an easy-going pale ale, and it isn't bad. That said, the hop profile smells better than it tastes; it could use some more sweetness. I was hoping for an every-day ale out of this, and it meets the style, but falls a little short on the substance.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 15:57:31 | More by Roguer
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pottergator

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-24-2014 01:24:18 | More by pottergator
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-22-2014 03:31:33 | More by Beerswag
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welldigger888

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured a nice pale copper orangish hue with a nice white head that receedes leaving descent lacing.

Very nice hop forward nose that has a hint of quality grain backing it up. Floral citrus grapefruit piney resiny goodness that never overpowers.

Again with the nice slow hop domination that never overpowers a sweet graininess that is dry on the finish with above mentioned hop flavs - floral citrus grapefruity piney resin. Nice and smooth, not over the top at all.

Crisp hoppy dry goodness.

Quality brew from a big boy who rarely disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 22:46:44 | More by welldigger888
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-20-2014 14:33:27 | More by markgugs
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Good head that settles to a lasting layer of fine bubbles. Great blanketing lace. Dark gold color and clear.

Creamy grape-like aroma. Slightly sweet with a yeasty background.

Thin bodied and the flavor leans to the weak side. The malt is dry and like cardboard. The hop is light and certainly not enough to bring back the flavor. Low carbonation. Sadly, this is a miss.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2014 17:41:05 | More by smcolw
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California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2014 00:12:19 | More by aaroblero
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Delaware

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-18-2014 22:06:45 | More by greyghost86
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-17-2014 23:55:17 | More by MightiestBeard
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2014 23:28:19 | More by SkinniePost
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-14-2014 22:36:53 | More by RyFikes
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Catracho5

California

3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type: 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Orange amber pours bright, less than a finger head on the pour. Looks nice in the glass, some lacing.

Smell: Nice hop aroma for a pale ale, citrusy smell, pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Nice taste, citrus up front then a little bitterness

Mouthfeel: LIght, not too watery, resiny oily hop feeling, nice carbonation.

Overall: Good beer, it would make a great session beer, it surprised me with the aroma and taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 03:57:33 | More by Catracho5
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Alchemy Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.