Gentlemen's Pale Ale
Gentlemens Brewing Company Pty Ltd

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3.42 | pDev: 0%
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lacqueredmouse from Australia

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool artwork on the bottle certainly makes this one stand out. Picked up as part of an order from the Adelaide Bier Shop. It was one of the South Australian beers forming the order, and one that I've not seen over east.

Pours with an enormous, frothy and overcarbonated head that crackles itself from a frothy abundance to a collapsed film. Body is a really pleasant slightly burnished orange hue, slightly hazed with sediment. Light, fluid weight to it, and fine carbonation, albeit slightly too much.

Nose is mild with slight stonefruit esters coming off, giving a slight apricot jam and marmalade character. Hint of something slightly tropical and fresh, with a slight hint of cool vegetation. It reminds me of the smell of the Sydney botanic gardens at dusk in summertime. Nice.

Taste is very mild, and lacking very much. Here there's a faint, weak grain sweetness and a light lemony bite on the back, but very little else. Still, the carbonation is not as rampant as I thought it might be, and the body has a pleasant fullness to it that adds a bit of heft to an otherwise lacklustre palate.

Not a bad brew, and to be honest, probably one that I'd be happy to session. While it's somewhat lacking in flavour, it's very easy to drink. There's absolutely nothing to be offended by here.

Jul 28, 2011
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wl0307 from England

3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Notes of 31/01/2009)
Purchased at the BSF bar, GBBF 08. Coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, bottle-conditioned. Freshness info. is in absence on the beer label and bottle, served cool in Hapkin's tulip-shaped bowl sniffer.

A: pours a deeply reddish amber hue with very fine carbonation and a thick, off-white creamy froth with good retention.
S: caramely, creamy, and raw-ish/gristy malts constitute the main body, against a lively, aromatic backdrop of peardrops, prune-jam, and (maybe) Cascade or other highly aromatic, oily hops.
T: gristy pale malts, lightly savoury prunes, faint hints of caramel and longan-fruits dominate the palate, leading towards a quietly bitter finish that carries forward tea-ish (or herbal) and flowery hop undertones. Only moderately bitter and somewhat sour-fruity in the end; undemanding.
M&D: the palate comes smooth and finely carbonated, but falling thin and flat as the fizz escapes from the glass. The palate doesn't stand up to the promise (or illusion?) from the nose that this might be a rather hoppy offering. In fact, this is not bad as a bottle-conditioned brew from a microbrewery, but in front of Little Creatures Pale Ale (a pioneer of Aussie micro-brewing) this Gentleman pales...

Apr 15, 2009
Gentlemen's Pale Ale from Gentlemens Brewing Company Pty Ltd
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 2 ratings