Pisgah Pub Ale | Pisgah Brewing Co.

10 Ratings

Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2009

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of mrfrancis
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%

On tap at the brewery.
Looks, Smells and tastes appropriate for style. Disappoiint, although I shouldn't be surprised that an English style pub (pale) ale lacks body, complexity and interest. Not a fan of the hop load either.
O: OK.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Brewsed
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of drunkboxer1
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of a few beers had at the brewery. Straw color with a creamy nitro-tap head. Smells faintly of pale malts. Tastes mildly sweet. Only a bit of floral smelling hops present, adding a little bit of character. Definitely meant to be drank in higher quantities. It's essentially a better Boddington's Pub Ale.

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Photo of Deuane
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pisgah pub

A-Light golden yellow with a HUGE, cascading creamy white head that reduces to a thin cap and leaves nice lace.

S-Lightly sweet biscuit malt with subtle hints of grassy/floral hops.

T-Honey slathered farm fresh biscuit with a light herbal hop bite. All of this is light but it works well with the nitro and ABV.

M-Medium-light and oh, so smooooth. I ama sucker for a well done and creamy feeling ale. This one is VERY nice. Mild lingering bitterness.

D-Like a better made Boddington's! Leave it to the Black Mt. Boys to take a good thing and make it better. Smooth, creamy, light flavour and easy to drink for sure.

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Photo of CrellMoset
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pisgah's Pub Ale, served on nitro tap at the brewery in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Arrives a transparent golden straw-hued body, the clarity of which makes it known that this beer is definitely on nitro (there isn't a lick of carbonation). If that didn't give it away, of course, the one finger of persistent nitro head would, which itself exhibits some nice stick.

Appearance: Crisp, green, and decidedly British in its hop presentation. It's lightly fruity, with flashes of pears and apples, but also showcases a nice amount of sweet, simple, biscuity pale malts. A few flashes of spicy and grassy hop notes round things out.

Taste: Light and quaffable, with notes of biscuit, honey, and a few other stray clean, pale, malty notes providing the basis for a lightly bitter, faintly spicy and green hop kick. Less fruity overtones than in the nose, and a very minerally note (from the water, perhaps) finish this one off.

Mouthfeel: Though I know this is probably a little closer to how a traditional pub ale is served (is nitro the next best thing to cask? I don't know, and not really here), this one felt a little less lifeless than a cask ale, even, and the creamyness of the nitro was a little weird with this flavor profile. A little dead feeling and moderately thick.

Drinkability: Abv% on this one can't be north of 4.5%, so it was a good one to start the night off with, and - if it weren't on nitro - it might be a good one to have a few of on a night when I wasn't looking to get too tanked. The flavors and aromas were simple and unadorned, but sometimes that's just what you're lookin' for. A nice addition to the Pisgah lineup.

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Photo of glid02
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nitro-pour at the brewery.

Pours a light gold color with a cascading creamy white head. The head settles into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of pale malts with hints of floral hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth and sweet pale malt flavors up front are backed by very light hop flavors and a hint of honey. The ending is very mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a decent thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and at about 4.0% ABV I could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a solid low ABV offering that I would enjoy having regular access to. Worth a shot.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this one on tap this afternoon. I have to admit the thought of a sessionable pisgah beer is just fantastic. I finally got a chance to try this one this afternoon. Served in a pint glass and consumed on 04/21/2009.

The pour looked great. A nice light color here with a large head of white that came up and over the top with a reverse cascade of foam that lasted throughout the session. Nice light aroma, mild fruit, hints of grain, nice and light with a small note of honey in the smell. This carried over very well into the flavor which I have to admit is nothing short of top notch. Smooth, mellow and even flavor. Light notes of biscuit and hints of honey make this lightly sweet mild ale a sure hit. Rich and creamy, the feel on this was superb and much fuller then I would have thought.

Overall one of the most solid light beers I have ever come across. Easy to throw down I could see myself drinking this one all day. Really very, very well done.

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Pisgah Pub Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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