Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale Ale | Flat Earth Brewing Company

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Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale AleFlat Earth Belgian-Style Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
flatearthbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bucko on 02-19-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 98
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AndyP612
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber poured into an imperial pint.

A- Dark orage color with a finger plus of off white, fluffy head. Average retention.

S- Yeast forward nose with no trace of malt or fruit. Smells a little hot.

T- Belgian like yeast hits me right off the bat. Barely any hop to speak of. Slight caramel sweetness present as well.

M- Light and crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O- I thought I would give Flat Earth another try this evening. I find myself feeling the same after each and every ale I try (except the pumpkin ale). Overall, it is a decent Belgian style pale, though I hesitate calling it a pale at all as the hops are not easily detected. Slightly above average in my opinion but a nice change of pace from a daily pale. Cheers.

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Photo of Herky21
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of HANGOVER
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of joh02034
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Hawkharvs
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of jsprain1
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Copper-orange. Slightly hazy. Head is one finger, ever so slightly off white. Retention is mediocre.
S- The smell is earthy sweet, with a bit of biscuit. A bit more hop than most Belgians and not much fruit.
T- The fruityness comes through just a touch here with a peachy opening. There is some caramel as well. Finish is still sweet but a bit of earthyness brings some roundness to it.
M- Medium-full body. Carbonation is low and smooth. A bit too sticky though.
O- I love most Flat Earth beers and most Belgians, but this one was not that special. Middle of the road.

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Photo of Agold
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of olafphysics
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of rawfish
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a mildly hazy orange with a tight white cap of froth, a finger in height with average retention and some bits of stick on the glass.

Clove and coriander with lemony bright pepper. Malts hold a waffle batter malt sweetness and bubble gum and slight banana on the finish.

Full body with sweet caramel malt, cake batter, and sourdough. Belgian spices of clove and pepper. Finishes drying with a blast of lemon, but very tart and acidic on the finish to accompany some drying.

Alcohol is well hidden from a medium body that's very overly carbonated making the brew feel thinner, the fizz really punishes the palate at the end of the drink when exposed to a very harsh acidic finish.

A tasty beer with nice Belgian character however the astringent finish and mouthfeel that enhances the sour really hurts its status as a good Belgian pale. Comes off more like a mini sour or wild ale. Drinkable but I really had to switch my mindset to enjoy this one.

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Photo of rocklibster
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear orange/brown with almost two fingers of tan head. Head has nice retention and leaves some lacing, but not much.

S - Nice Belgian yeast aroma, a bit earthy and some bubblegum and faint banana. Also some biscuit malt.

T - A nice yeast spiciness up front, along with some noble hops that I didn't notice in the aroma. Biscuit aroma, a bit of banana. Pretty easy drinking.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium. Finishes semi-dry.

O - Pretty enjoyable, but not a standout. Just a nice easy drinking beer with enough Belgian influence to make it interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of laymansbeerfan
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ALifeWellWasted
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 24 Beer Stein

Appearance - Very Clear Dark Orange & Amber color with a very slight haze. Head pours around a 2 finger width with a fluffy like appearance to it; It also fades rather quickly leaving behind no lacing.

Smell - There's some cloves sweet caramel & bubblegum in the aroma, as well as some banana. I can also detect some yeasts and barley too. The smell kind of reminds me of a good Hefeweisen.

Taste - Caramel and Bubblegum mixed in with some banana and cloves flavor. I can pick up on the yeasts and barley in here, but they're fairly subtle. The flavor reminds me of a cross between a Hefeweisen and a Saison, it's interesting and it works out quite well!

Mouthfeel - Carbonation and body are very light in general, so it's fairly easy to drink and it feels very smooth to the palette and mouth!

Overall - It's flavor is less Belgian Pale Ale and more Hefeweisen/Saison, but it still tastes very good and it's incredibly easy to drink. It's bit of an odd-ball combination in terms of flavor but it comes together very well in the end!

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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