White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale | White Birch Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing
New Hampshire, United States
whitebirchbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This straw colored beer greets with an aroma of noble hops, pears and Belgian esters. The flavor follows nicely with a moderately spicy hop and Belgian yeast effect buoyed by a soft malt body. The finish is crisp and dry. We enjoy this beer with spicy foods, grilled steaks, grilled chicken and mandarin salad. Where you take it is only limited by your imagination. For those interested in styles, the name of this beer comes from the color over trying to meet any particular style.

Added by barleywinebrewer on 08-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
189
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Shellynix
1.55/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Tastes like liquid applesauce

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Photo of JMiller68
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of strohme2
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2ellas
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of theandyday
4.89/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My last experience with this was on cask - and it was outstanding. The natural carbonation played extremely well with the style... rich creamy head with a smooth mouth feel. Belgian esters and fruit up front with a balanced hop bitterness made it extremely drinkable.

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

Photo of DHarv
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BKotch
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattymystique
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parris
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Bready banana-ish malt up front, unexpectedly well balanced with spicy bitter hops. Hops are a tad harsh or medicinal, but well played with respect with respect to the malt.

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4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fourstringer
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber or a 750 mL bottle (I can't remember) into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Bottled April 2013.

A: Hazy, golden-orange body. 1 finger off-white head. Ok retention. Scant lacing.

S: Bready malts. Floral hops. Grape. Apple. Honey. Candi sugar. Indistinct, yeasty spice.

T: Belgian yeast spiciness opens with a slight tanginess. Earthy, fruity malt presence dominates a gentle swell of bittering hops. Semi-dry finish. Light alcohol presence, consistent with 6.5% ABV. Lingering fruit and floral hop notes in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light/medium body. A bit thinner on the palate than I expected.

O: Respectable. The hop and fruit notes are the strong point, but the overall delivery and impression feel a bit anemic.

Prost!

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3.64/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ThorsHammered
4/5  rDev +12%

One of there year round production beers, its enjoyable with the slightly bitter Pale taste.

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Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Glenney67
2.75/5  rDev -23%

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White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale from White Birch Brewing
3.57 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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