Aldrich Bay Pale Ale | The Hong Kong S.A.R. Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
The Hong Kong S.A.R. Brewing Co.
Hong Kong

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 03-28-2007

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by soju6:
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3.28/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: On tap- served an amber color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, caramel sweetness and a bit of citrus in the background.

T: Taste of some caramel sweetness and bit of roasted malt. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly medium body and quite smooth.

O: Not bad for a beer from Hong Kong.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Me: What kind of beer is that Aldrich Bay one?

Some Samoan: That’s a dark one.

Me: What kind of dark?

Some Samoan: The kind that’s on tap. It’s happy hour so you get two for one.

Me: Two for one in Hong Kong…Sold!

Pours into a simple pint glass a transparent, orange caramel color with a thin white head and minimal carbonation.

Aroma of caramel malt, bubble gum, and light citrus hops.

Taste is dominated by a sweet fruity yeast flavor but there is a nice caramel base with some light hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied. Flatish. Powdery and sweet. Slightly unbalanced in that direction.

Drinkability: Dull and bland. With a bodied that doesn’t exactly say drink me.

This reminds me a lot of those crappy pale ales that AB produces for chain restaurants.

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Photo of crusian
2.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aldrich bay pale ale
2 beers someone brews off site. Funny feeling they are not related to this place (hong Kong brew house), but Meh, who cares. Looks like typical lager. Nice creamy head though...
Nose is all wheat and a bit hoppy, but all in all, it smells like a lager too. Taste is actually not too bad. Some mated wheat, and the hops are actually able to be tasted... barely. :) actually, just sniffed around on my last taste, I get some smoke on the flavor, cigarette smoke. No one in here is smoking. I think the brewer was though, lol... maybe dropped some ashes in the vat... or somehing. It is faint, but definitely there. Thin, and low carbed... very boring beer, but the more I drink this the more the smoke comes out... kinda making me sick, lol.

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Photo of froghop
2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a orangeish with a small beige head, and okay lacing.

smell is earthy, some caramel, some malt, and a touch of spice.

taste is creamy, some pine, light on the hops, ends a little dry and slightly bitter.

overall an okay beer, maybe needs a bit more on the taste side.

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Photo of hunteraw
2.48/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Sampled at the Hong Kong Brew House in LKF.

Appearance is a decent pale ale orange/amber color, with a very small head with little retention and no lacing. Smell is uninspiring - lots of caramel, distinctly smells like it's been brewed with extract, and little in the way of hops. Lots of fruit and caramel in the flavor - and little hops. Not the balance I expect or desire in a Pale Ale - actually though, I guess I was expecting an American Pale Ale. Knowing this is an EPA the flavor profile is much more forgiveable. Mouthfeel is of medium body, carbonation a little light. Drinkability is poor - not a great beer. After having this one, I decided against trying another one of the house beers.

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Aldrich Bay Pale Ale from The Hong Kong S.A.R. Brewing Co.
2.61 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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