St. James Pale Ale | Half Pints Brewing Company

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St. James Pale AleSt. James Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company
Manitoba, Canada
halfpintsbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like the Kölsch beer that makes Cologne famous, our St. James Pale Ale is a medium bodied blonde brew that’s soft on the palette with a malty finish. Restraint is shown by our hop loving brewers as they add four additions to achieve low bitterness and a floral finish. Slow fermentation gives this beer its smooth fruity flavour that makes us say “yes, we’d gladly have another!”

11 IBU

Added by Phyl21ca on 09-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KStark
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgwami
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.41/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 10 May 2015, reviewed from notes.

Pours clear golden yellow. Not much head, and what's there is gone quick.

Smell is dull and grainy, warm. Not much hops, but they bring a weedy smell. Light malts.

Taste is just sort of blah - there’s not much to it. A little bit of bitterness in the back-end. Reminds me of pale ales I made when I first started home-brewing. Flat, very low bitterness, grainy, a little weedy, a little corny.

Feel is fine. Medium-light body, surprisingly mouth-filling.

I find this a very blah beer. A passable pale ale, not bad, but nothing notable about it at all.

EDIT: I had this beer again a few weeks later, and liked it quite a bit more. Especially the taste and the feel. Updated my ratings to reflect that.

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3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Special thanks to tdadiuk for sending this beer out west.

A: Pours a clear lit straw colour with 1 finger of white head that dissipates leaving a slight rim.

S: Light grassy, straw scents - quite faint.

T: Similar to the scent with the inclusion of lemon rind and wheat. Refreshing and clean.

M: Clean and refreshing with light carbonation.

O: A decent light beer that pairs well with summer and patios.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tall Carlsberg tall pint glass. From notes.

Golden eighteen and crystal clear body, stupidly slow and little rising carbonation. Head is rocky white and clumps slightly with little lacing. A verly large three finger head off the pour.

Nose is a bit small and slightly non existent. Slightly grassy/floral hop, some dry grain sense mixing in but pretty closed.

Taste is a big wow. Giant bakery white bread and wonderful dense crisp body. Chewy bakery bread body, with wonderful mellow floral hop action on the finish. Mouthwatering. Crackling palate with a mellow honey big density. Wonderfully balanced.

What a great go to beer for Half pints, sure reminds me of a Kolsch and a dam good one too!

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ptarmigan98
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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St. James Pale Ale from Half Pints Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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