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Pale AlePale Ale

Brewed by:
Lobethal Bierhaus

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brendan13 on 04-29-2009

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours ruby with a nice head that quickly fades to a layer.
Aroma shows loads of juicy, fruity hops with some piney resin as well. A fair bit of clean malt is present.
Lots of caramelised and almost toasty malt flavours show through, but seem almost harsh. Quite prominent bitterness, though the malt still overshadows.
Carbonation is too high.

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Photo of spicelab
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle courtesy of mulder1010. Bottled May 2012.

Mahogany amber with an off-white head of decent heft that reaches a finger or so with some coaxing. Falls to a slight collar and resilient film.

Restrained citric and floral hops behind a bready, caramel and nutty malt backbone. As it warms plenty of candied strawberry comes through.

Prominent toffee and savoury malt character gives way to a sharp minty bitterness.

Body starts light, but aggressive sizzly carbonation quickly dominates the mouthfeel and conveys the somewhat harsh bitterness.

Despite some rough edges, a solid and highly enjoyable Pale(?) Ale that I am very keen to try fresh.

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Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

Photo of Macca
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a ruby amber with a finger of just off white head. Clear

A lot more malt on the nose than I was expecting but some very nice hop characteristics as well especially pine resin. A little bit of sweetness.

The hops hit it up front on the palate, bit of malt sweetness in the middle and nice long bitterness. Sweetness comes through as well.

Prickly carbonation.

Quite like this one but I think I'd prefer it with food.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an orange colour with gilded edges. Head is small, beige in colour with nice sticky lace clinging to the glass. Light bead and slightly translucent. Nice.

Very caramelly on the nose, almost like steamed pudding. Big whiffs of apricot, marmalade and some really nice tropical fruit aromas. Some pine wood on there as well. Man, it's pleasant. It's a shit-good smelling nose. Just a whisper too sweet.

Taste has a lot of tang to it. Starts quite caramelly, very malty with a whisper of diacetyl. Fruit comes through early with hints of grape, pawpaw and apricot. Very American, almost has an American IPA character due to the strong hoppy/malty give and take. Finishes strongly with very good floral hops and a malt pudding sweetness. Slight bitterness at the very back doesn't clip off the sweetness which lingers just a bit after the fact.

A bit of fizz on the mouthfeel but a good full body, quite a nice texture overall.

A very competently made pale ale, very pleasant and drinkable.

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Photo of chogm54
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cammo84
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Pale Ale from Lobethal Bierhaus
3.56 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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