28 Pale Ale | Burleigh Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burleigh Brewing Co.
Australia
burleighbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CrazyDavros on 11-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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1
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5
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Photo of Rwalford74
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

From bottle, Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus with floral notes. Light bodied, bitter finish. Not bad could have a few of these.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nitrofenix
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of life_of_agony
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickxb
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmashPants
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Format: a solid 330mL brown bottle with an old-school 70s label for a supposedly 70s style ale. Which is funny, because it is an American Pale Ale - which I don't believe have been around for quite that long.

Appearance: pours a vibrant copper-orange colour with a half-finger of off-white head that lasts for a time.

Aroma: some malt sweetness with citrus hops and some stone fruits.

Taste: again nice citrus and sweet biscuit malts here with some more of those stone fruits. Very nice.

Aftertaste: hop bitterness as expected, but also some heavier malt flavours. Very nice.

Mouth feel: light to medium in body with a medium carbonation. Spritely and very easy-drinking.

Overall: another nice APA from an Australian brewery, well worth the drinking. A bit formulaic but very nice and easy drinking. Not bad at AU$66 a case either.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It still possesses some nice subtle fruit notes in the mid palate and is quite a refreshing, but it doesn't have anything too exciting going in terms of its flavour.

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3.6/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Jamestregenza
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Dirtywaltzer80
3.64/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of chogm54
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Pintfinder
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Burleigh Heads 28 Pale came highly recommended and being a big fan of your classic American Pale Ales, this was a must try, that deliver okay results.

Pouring a deep golden near copper colour, it has mild yet fruit and malty aroma, the mouth feel is clean but a little sharp on the finish.

It doesn't quite have the same strong floral aroma's and fruity characters a lot of the Australian made APA's have, it leans more on the Australian Pale side with that cleaner finish and a touch citrus to it.

It still possesses some nice subtle fruit notes in the mid palate and is quite a refreshing, but it doesn't have anything too exciting going in terms of its flavour.

It's easy to drink probably not something I would down huge volumes of so it's not sessionable beer but still something worth having a go at.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of drpimento
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't recall the 70s as being anything really special for beer. So when I took a whiff of this beer upon opening I thought, well ok, now! Sadly, the flavor doesn't follow the aroma. Poured slightly warm with a nice, off-white, foamy, soon to settle head and a bit of lace. Color is a clear amber with a few large bubble trails. Aroma is resin, a hint of butterscotch, toffee, hint of grapefruit. Flavor is malt, some sort of resin, but not the flavors usually sought and associated with better brews. .Body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, some odd lingering flavors. Not a fav.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of magpieken
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of soju6
2.89/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a dark amber color with a moderat head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness with a bit of citrus in the background.

T: Taste of malt sweetness with only a bit of citrus in the background. Very mild bitterness and a slightly sweet finish.

F: fairly medium body, smooth and a bit sweet for a Pale Ale.

O: Drinkable but seems more like an entry level offering for the novice beer drinker.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mungus
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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28 Pale Ale from Burleigh Brewing Co.
3.43 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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