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Duke Pale Ale | Burleigh Brewing Co.

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Duke Pale AleDuke Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Burleigh Brewing Co.

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by willjansen on 09-18-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by willjansen:
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3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Light amber, honey-colored, yet solid appearance. Slightly weaker in colour for a pale ale and a tad murky. Head was healthy on a normal pour and slowly recedes to a nice, healthy layer of head.

Smell – Nice hoppy aroma hits from the start. Fruity characteristics of grapefruit coming through from the hops, along with some grassy notes. Sweet fruits lingering in the background with a hint of spiciness to wrap it up. Not bad at all, quite an enticing smell – though not too exciting.

Taste – Balanced approach from the beginning, ending up subtly bitter as the hops take over the finish. Left with pleasant bitterness to contemplate after the fact. Flavors are certainly subdued, lacking of hop “bang” at any stage. Great malt presence keeps balance, but a bit more distinct hoppy hit would give this a bit more character perhaps.

Mouthfeel – Smooth silkiness throughout, medium-bodied. Carbonation level is spot on.

Drinkability – Overall, definitely the best pale ale I’ve had from Queensland (though there really isn't much competition) and really just a good, clean Aussie pale ale in general. Burleigh Brewing has definitely put out a great brew that I could see myself drinking again (if it weren’t for the price). Happy to see some great craft brewing going on in this state. Won’t be replacing my Little Creatures PA just yet, but I’m excited to see what this brewery gets up to in the future.

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Photo of Stavage
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't manage to pour it with much head, though the head I did get was nice and white and fluffy. Unfortunately retention and lacing weren't anything special. Colour was a mostly clear pale amber. Paler than one would expect.

A decent spicy floral hops aroma hits the nose first followed by a very pleasant biscuity malt. Some esters present too, of the more citric variety but overall the hops and biscuit dominate my nose.

Taste was very decent and I mean that in the best way possible. Immediately hit with dry spicy hops and then the malt flavours come out and spread over the palate before the hops bitterness finishes things off. Nice malty aftertaste mingles with the bitterness until the next mouth full. This fits the bill of an 'Australian' Pale Ale perfectly in my opinion and I really enjoyed the balance of hops and malt.

Mouthfeel was on the lighter side. Carbonation fit for quenching a thirst more than for sipping but thats maybe to the benefit of this particular beer?

Overall I was quite impressed. Nice to have a decent local beer to fall back to. Nothing amazing, just a good solid beer to throw back and enjoy.

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Photo of juju7
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty solid APA. Ticks all the right boxes in regards to hop aroma and bitterness. Being local, I also like that it is one of the few beers I can always get fresh. BTW just noticed this is categorised as an English Pale Ale...is it? The malt notes lean slightly towards English style but the rest screams APA to me.

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Photo of vancurly
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a) Faintly hazy orange/gold, white rocky head, little bubbling
s) Hop-driven nose, some piney / weedy / cut grass notes.
f) Cereal grains, dried fruits/apricots. Touch of yoghurt that makes me worry about freshness.
m) Slightly oily
d) A fair ale, perhaps to be tried as fresh as possible.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden colour with a clear body. Minimal head, minimal lacing, and lots of fine carbonation.

Light, fruity nose, good hints of pine and passionfruit. Quite floral, quite hoppy. Really very reasonable.

Good robust hop character on the palate as well. Strong up front with a very nice, sharp bitter back palate as well. Very nicely hopped. Gives it a crisp refreshing quality. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, which gives a bit of a lift, very suitable.

This is a very nice drop, and a very reasonable, quite generously hopped pale ale. It has character to keep you interested, and a really nice easy drinking quality. To date, one of the best beers I've had out of Queensland.

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Photo of brendan13
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from the bottle a clear dark golden/orange colour with a 1cm white head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - A slight citrus hop aroma on top of a light biscuity maltiness,
T - Very much like the smell.
M - Fairly light bodied with a medium to high carbonation.
D - Nothing to rave about but I was glad to find a somewhat tasty local beer. I'd drink it again if up that way.

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Duke Pale Ale from Burleigh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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