Whitbread Pale Ale - Whitbread PLC
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Reviews by scruffwhor:
3.93/5 rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance- A quickly leaving two finger, no lace. Very amber and copper colored beer.
Smell- Considering I've had my fair share of pale ales, this smelled nothing like what I've had in the past or expected. Bananas with some faint grain.
Taste- Until I smelled this beer, I thought it was gonna taste similiar to other pale ales I've had. But what5 i got was a lot of bananas, banana bread, and some light hops.
Mouthfeel- Surprisingly sweet. I must say I was bowled over the whole time I was drinking this beer. I've never had any pale ale that tastes even close to this.
Drinkability- Not to say the beer didn't taste good, but any kind of fruity beer doesn't register as something I can drink copious quantities of.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2005 22:15:40 | More by scruffwhor
More User Reviews:
2.53/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I have no idea how old this bottle is, but when in Rome...12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
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...)
T: It tastes dangerously similar to prune juice - cripes, this is sweet. There is some mild oxidation, but nothing too horrible. The finish is a combination of chocolate and mineral water. Some decent qualities exist, but the whole package just seems...off.
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2013 19:58:47 | More by ThisWangsChung
Whitbread Pale Ale from Whitbread PLC
77 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.