Rein Pale Ale | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldemeckbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A "Reinheitsgebot Compliant" Pale Ale: a hybrid between an American Pale Ale and a crisp, refreshing German lager; it has a nice malt backbone courtesy of premium Pilsner, Vienna, Caramel and Honey malts, perfectly balanced with a pleasant and mildly spicy bitterness courtesy of Tettnang and Saaz hops. Very satisfying.

Added by CBlack85 on 02-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
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1
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled On: 07.15.13

Brilliant yellow-gold covered with a thick, creamy head. The aroma is mostly grassy, spicy hops and a little crackery, wort-like malt. Clean, crisp noble hops, citrus, and sweet malt. Floral, peppery, a little toasty. Medium-light, bitter, and snappy. This is a very nice, German take on the pale ale. Hoppy, just in an atypical way.

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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with nice lacing.

S: Clean, biscuity aromas with crystal malts up front with a light grassy hop character. Nice bread aromas bring up the finish.

T: Similar to the aroma, crystal malts with clean biscuit and bread flavors. Grassy and piney hop flavors come through before a dry, clean finish.

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is dry and drinkable, though could use a little more carbonation.

O: An enjoyable beer, overall. More like a lightly hopped pilsner, but this beer is still drinkable and tasty.

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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bright, clear copper-gold color with a classy white froth soundly capping the top with very impressive costing of lace throughout. The aroma is very weak and hard to identify, just a hint of crisp wheat , that's about all I can pick up. The first swig seems similarly weak but then the subtle floral hops and bright cereal grains evolve into a very pleasing , delicate medley. There's a sort of creamy quality that's se neatly with the fine effervescent carbonation in this light bodied ale. A surprising pale ale. Not your typical offering but quite good on its own right.

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3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle -> Highland Brewing snifter

A - clear medium gold, thin head, no real retention, no lacing.

S - subtle pine and grasses, whiff of citrus.

T - fairly mild with an initial floral taste giving way to a mild bitter finish

M - sort of thin

O - very drinkable but of the three beers I've had from this brewery, this is the weakest offering.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, while in Charlotte, July 2012:

The beer appeared a nice copper color with thick white head, very well retained and left thin cap. Some lacing. The beer gave off a light grain aroma and maybe a hint of biscuit. The had a nice German pils taste to it, sweet malt taste with that hint of biscuit. I would say that this is a nicely balanced beer. The beer had a light feel to it, good carbonation, and was very smooth. Overall, a nice beer in OMB's stellar line of beers. I will be heading to the brewery...again...the next time that I am in Charlotte. Keep up the good work.

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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bomber into a tulip. 7/15/13 bottling date.

Pours a brass color with a 2 inch thick head. A bit too carbonated. Smell is malty and crisp. Taste is more like a german pils than an APA. citrusy and crisp. Very much like a lager. Great malt backbone. Medium bodied, but fuller than an APA. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Overall a good drinking lager. OMB has impressed me thus far and ill look out for more from them.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass a nice clear rich copper color with a half finger white head that left a fair amount of lacing as it settled.Mild aromas with some lightly toasted bread dough a hint of caramel malts,not much hop presence to be found.Light and crisp on the palate with a little sweet dough-like flavors,the hops are restrained giving off some leafy/spicy notes in the finish.No frills here and not alot of hops but it goes down easy,more malt tilted.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Rein Pale Ale from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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