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Whitbread Pale Ale - Whitbread PLC

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Whitbread Pale AleWhitbread Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

279 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Hellpop65, Jun 22, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Yeah, it's just OK out of the bottle cold. Cellar temp knocks it up a point in flavor and aroma. On tap, it is another ball game. This has been far and away the most popular draft beer I have sold in my 40 year restaurant career so far . It just fit the old colonial early american atmosphere of my tavern so well, it was a natural.

jrein0254, Jun 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

CorgiDad, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Durandal_777, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

LXIXME, Jan 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

AngusOg, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

dbaker61, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

ejimhof, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Bill69, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
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.

ThisWangsChung, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

nygannon, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Jackal, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

db12, Jul 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

InfernoBoss, May 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

dalepryor, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

t0rin0, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

fishrunner, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

matjack85, Feb 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

brandoman63, Jan 30, 2013
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Whitbread Pale Ale from Whitbread PLC
77 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.