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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
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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 zakery:
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zakery

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Big off-white foamy head with good retention and lace. The body has a clear dark amber-brown color and no visible carbonation.

Smell: A nice english pale ale smell. Caramel malt, toffee, even a touch of chocolate, and a little nutty. It's so faint that it doesn't bother me, but there is a hint of sour smell too.

Taste: Thin caramel malts, hop bitterness to match, a little salty, a flash of sourness that fortunately disappears quickly, followed by a a nice but thin finish.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with medium carbonation.

Nice, but could do with some more character. It barely has enough oomph to accompany and stand up to a mild creamy cheese such as Havarti. Drink by itself as a sociable beer, not with food.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2002 12:50:31 | More by zakery
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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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Whitbread Pale Ale from Whitbread PLC
77 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.