Pomona Queen - Dale Bros. Brewery
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3.08/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
On tap at Dale Brothers Brewery in Upland, CA.
Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and biscuit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but nothing really stands out about it.
Serving type: on-tap
06-23-2013 21:00:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.28/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
General - This beer was from a bottle that poured this into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. 22 Oz bottle with a bottled on date of March 19, 2013.
Appearance - Good amber color fitting to the style. Thick white head upon pouring but it diminishes VERY quickly. No lacing on this beer at all. Kind of disappointing.
Smell - A light smell of toffee but there is some sort of fruit smell underneath it all. Almost like a plum or apricot. No hop bitterness included in the aroma of this beer, smells sweet but more like a sugar, not a malty scent.
Taste - There is a bitter taste to this, it almost tastes like it is lightstruck. Really disappointing actually. I expected a much better amber beer, this isn't good. I'm wondering if the storage of this beer was wrong, I don't expect the brewery to be having issues with sanitation but if this was from a homebrew I would be concerned about sanitation in their process. Maybe some people like this flavor, I just don't enjoy it at all. I guess that this taste could be caused by the California Common style, but most that I have had aren't this... bad.
Mouthfeel - A little thin on the mouth feel, also it is pretty dry. It's interesting with the lager yeast in an ale. I think that contributes to the dry mouthfeel.
Overall - I'm normally a big fan of amber ales but in this instance, I'm not excited about it. This is their flagship beer, the one that everyone in the area knows about. I am no more than 10 minutes from this brewery and have yet to go to it. I am hoping that this is a bad batch and not the standard. I really want to give this another try directly from the brewery, hopefully it will be different.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2013 03:37:47 | More by BeerEngineer
3.28/5 rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden color with a white head. Strong yeast aroma with some bready malt and a pronounced graininess. A little bit of grass and floral hop aroma. The flavor is sort of bland. It’s just sort of sweet with a little bit of malt flavor. It’s mostly just grainy and bland.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2012 16:03:12 | More by womencantsail
Pomona Queen from Dale Bros. Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.