Middle Ages Pale Ale | Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

Middle Ages Pale AleMiddle Ages Pale Ale
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Middle Ages Pale AleMiddle Ages Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tempest on 10-28-2006

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of asuburbanman
4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

as much english as it is american i think, this is and always has been the kind of beer middle ages does best. a nice redder color to it, indicative of the malt balance that is to come, with a full inch of creamy white head on it. nice looking beer, maybe a little dark for a pale ale, but i appreciate the richness. the hops are bitter more than flavorful in this one, more of an old world profile too, kent goldings or fuggles or something in here for bittering it up, and a bit of a grassy dried vibe to it as well. the grain has some caramel and toasted notes to it, but its not real sweet, just fuller bodied and sort of interesting for a basic pale ale type. i guess its less english in that there isnt a ton of yeast flavor here, its very dry and soft and mild in the finish, except for the bit of lingering hop bitterness. this is really a nice session beer in the winter, being a little more robust on the grain side of things, and while it might not be the most inventive thing they make here, its as solidly done as any of their stuff. enjoyed on tap at the brewery!

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Photo of boszormeny
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rbastone
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HayleyHK
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of wvbrewcrew
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of FrankShirley
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Docrock
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Bilco
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Bill235
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of thebuck
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of K_Diggity
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of RyanGoodman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MasterMart
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of cheeseburger
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a basic pale and light crystal malt scent along with fruity Ringwood esters. The taste is decent as well. It has a smooth pale malt flavor with a light crystal malt sweetness and some yeast fruitiness in the finish. It has a mild hop character and is well balanced. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an above average APA, but it's probably Middle Ages' least inventive beer. It's a simple brew, but is damn drinkable.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice light brown in color with a decent finger length head that had a nice lacing with legs.

Smell: Has a nice malty caramel with a nice sweet undertone scent.

Taste: At the forefront is barley that picks up bits of sugary malt sweetness with no hint of bitter at all.

Mouthfeel: Quite carbonated maybe even too much and in the aftertaste department there wasn't anyone hanging around.

Drinkability: Easy down and would make for a great 'backporch' session

Overall: Bitter goodness that dares you to stop drinking it.

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Photo of kkosmoski
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill from the brewery. Clear orange in color with an airy white head. Aroma is buttery and fruity - an ode to the English yeast, along with some caramel malt. Flavor starts buttery then goes into a minty bitterness followed by a crisp toasted caramel malt finish and lingering bitterness. Feel is prickly with a medium light body. A very easy ale to drink with good balance and a decent mouthfeel that could maybe have a bit less carbonation. One of the better session style offerings from Middle Ages that displays crisp, balanced flavors.

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Photo of HT75
4.8/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer, but having it on cask makes it even better. You can search the Syracuse downtown area for the casks from middle ages.
Light Amber Color with slightly sweet introduction. There is a strong hppy mouthfeel, but it goes over smooth as opposed to other american pale ales that try to kick you in the taste buds. The cask conditioning gives it a really clean finish.

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Photo of LumpyGuitar
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in a growler after sampling it in the brewery.

Poured a clear light orange, a bit of head that all but disappeared.

Smelled like hops, a bit sweet and citrusy.

Taste was sweet, smooth, with hops. After a second in the mouth it became bitter, and finished with the same bitter flavor.

Mouthfeel was crisp, a bit of weight but about perfect for this beer.

Drinkability is average. I liked it but not enough to buy another growler.

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Photo of TheBCrew
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5 gallon keg on tap at home. Poured into a standard (16 oz.) pint glass. Pours a clear pale orange with white foam, slight lacing. Floral aroma of citrusy hops. Slight bitter taste followed by floral hop finish. Crisp. Medium mouthfeel for easy drinkability.

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Photo of williamherbert
4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a smooth and clear light orange. Honey-colored. Long lasting off-white head. It looks like a flat cask ale; like a nice *real* ale. There is some lace but not a lot.

Has a significant pale malt smell but with a sweet hop wafting above it. The smell of nectar. Sweet, like honey and hops together, and a mild apricot accent. This is perfect.

Flavor is a nice balance of pale malt (dry-bitter) and the equally bitter but understated hops. Sweet and smooth honey taste, counteracting the other two bitter elements. Yeast emerges as it warms, as do those oily hops.

Dry and yet also smooth. Has a slightly bitter ending, and also a bit oily (that's a compliment). Really an outstanding pale, quite smooth and yet with a bite; a paradoxical pale, if you will. Just full of flavor.

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Photo of tempest
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice, rich pale ale with a kick. Pours an orange-amber body with white head. Smells of grapefruit and piney hops. Taste seems to have a little ringwood mixed in with with largely citrus hops, not much malt to speak of. Big hop flavor for a pale ale, but I find it a bit much for a session beer.

This beer is typically only available in the tasting room for growler fills or in kegs. Definately worth a try for lovers of hops.

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Middle Ages Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 45.8% out of 100 with 24 ratings
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