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Pull Chain Pail Ale | Milwaukee Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
mkebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by crossovert on 03-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,796
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
79
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of NicholasOfMKE
2.25/5  rDev -33%

Photo of KeefD
2.47/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Efes chalice, pale orange, small white head that stuck around for a bit, light lacing. Aroma is light grains, light hoppiness, some notes of orange/citrus from the hops, a touch of pine and little else. Wow, this might be the lightest tasting pale ale I've ever had. There's little to no hops bitterness, but what is there is light citrus, very little sweetness, and some grassy grain flavor. In all, there's just not much happening here. About as bland as a pale ale can get. It doesn't taste bad, but it's hard for something to taste when it really has no flavor at all. Thin, light body, avergae carbonation. Well, I was expecting much out of this, but it was well below my already low expectations. I could probably pound back 2 or 3 of these on 95 degree summer day after mowing the lawn, but it's probably good for little else.

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Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Jparker37
2.67/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into an imperial pint

A - Pours medium sized white head that recedes to a small ring. Golden to slightly amber. Brilliant clarity.

S - Great pine hop characters shine right though. Rich, sweet smelling malts follow. Nice American citrus hops also.

T - Lacks any distinct malt flavor and the kettle hops lack much mid-palate flavors. Stays thin throughout. Moderate bitterness sharpens the finish for a light APA.

M - A little thin, light carbonation. Nice and stylistically dry.

O - Really nice smell to the beer. Disappointed by its lack of flavor complexity. Too thin.

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Photo of uwmgdman
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This APA pours a bit hazy golden-orange color with a quickly diminishing white head that leaves just a few specs of lace. The aroma is medium-low hops, floral and a bit of citrus, intertwined in the hops are a sweet, grainy, malts and a bit of vinous character. The flavor unfortunately falls short. There is some low spicy hop flavor, along with a bit of bready/sweet malt, but these flavors are very subdued and very quickly scrubbed off the palate by high, prickly carbonation. Overall the beer is weakly flavored and overcarbonated. I'll pass on a second one.

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Photo of MarcusHalberstram
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of SF_Posse
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice drinkable beer. Nothing outstanding.

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Photo of DCdevyl78
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of paralyzer
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of SCZ
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Glen0matiC
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of briiguy
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jmo2k1
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of doublepneumonia
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JeffSK
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sauron681
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very typical Pale Ale, nothing extraordinary about it.
Pours a deep golden color, with hardly any carbonation and no head and barely any lacing to follow.
Smells of caramel, and toffee. Very light mouthfeel. Starts out sweet in the mouth and finishes dry and chalky, but not as dry as some. A moderate amount of bittering . Wish i could say more, but not that stand out of a beer.

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Photo of JakeBarnett
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%

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Pull Chain Pail Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 79 ratings
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