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Whitbread Pale Ale - Whitbread PLC

Whitbread Pale AleWhitbread Pale Ale

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77
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274 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%


Brewed by:
Whitbread PLC
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-25-2001)
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Reviews by Charthepirate:
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Charthepirate

New York

3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Darkest Pale Ale I've ever seen. Pours deep brown with a thick head that left a reasonable lacing.

Smells of roasted malts mostly, no hops on the nose.

Flavor is a littl muddled, basic british malts, and some roasted notes. touches of coffee linger with you. At the back end of the beer there is nice hop flavor that rounds the entire brew out. The hopiness is mild, but one of my favorite parts.

Solid, not spectacular beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2004 23:03:48 | More by Charthepirate
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A: Pours a dark ruby color that's in no way pale. About one finger of off-white colored head is formed, only to fade away quickly due to poor retention. No real lace.

S: Wow, this is VERY sweet. Tons of dark fruits inhabit the aroma, with only a hint of oxidation to break up the monotony. Honestly, it's a pleasant nose, just not that complex. If the bottle didn't say "pale ale", I'd wonder if it were an old ale instead (it's certainly old in more ways than one...)

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M: Despite the sweetness, the dry finish is honestly kind of unpleasant, which says nothing about how unfitting the sweet and dry get along on the palate. Carbonation is almost nonexistent.

O: A truly great beer can stand the test of time (unless they're hoppy, natch), and this hasn't. If you still see this at your Neighborhood Liquor Store™ and you're considering picking this up, don't do it! Get something else instead.

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Whitbread Pale Ale from Whitbread PLC
77 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.