UniversAle Pale | Fremont Brewing Company

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UniversAle PaleUniversAle Pale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertunes on 07-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
30
For Trade:
2
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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2.2/5  rDev -40.7%

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2.74/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of beertunes
2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The first beer from a brand new brewery, this was served in a straight pint glass. The beer poured a slightly cloudy orangeish-yellow. There was about an inch of clean white head that dissipated quickly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing.

The aroma was a pleasant dose of hops, mostly citrus notes, with no malt sweetness on the nose. The flavors followed along the path carved by the scent, clean, sharp hop flavors dominate, with little malt foundation to build on.

The body was typical for the style as was the drinkability. This is a nice Pale, almost exactly average for the style, give it a shot if you see it. Since this brewery is just getting started, I'll try this again in a few months and amend my review as needed.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of harrymel
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned: earlier

Good toasted corn color with a solid quilt of light creamy foam leaving behind some ropes of lace. Herbal hops with a tea like character on the nose and some english crystal malts remind me of an old ale. There is also a small amount of detergent in the nose for me along some grass. Flavor is mostly dry tea leaves and some sweet malts alongside a bit of bitterness. I think with a bit of CaraPils, this one would actually make a really nice ESB, but it's not doing it as an APA for me. Medium bodied with slightly slick feel. Overall drinkable, but think their Summer version should be the headliner.

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3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Medium yellow with hints of amber. There is a light haze to it. One finger white head with great retention and good lacing.

S: Light aroma. Nice blend of floral, citrus, and light piney hops. Some bready malts with a touch of caramel.

T: Very grainy upfront with a slight caramel note. Light floral hops come in with a touch of citrus. Finishes grassy and earthy with lots more grain.

M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Light creaminess.

O: Very disappointed in this beer. Fremont brews 3 beers that are easily my favorite locals by far. This is a drinkable beer but just average.

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3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear yellow in the Pilsner glass. Attractive foamy head. Plenty of spritiness in the mouth. Light flowery aroma and a watery body. Faint crackery malt flavors with more herbal hoppiness. Bitterness strikes suddenly after some sipping. It is slightly resiny and more like oversteeped green tea, though not that bad. A little malty sweetness comes back with a touch of fruitiness.

Overall this is a pretty pale Pale Ale, but it has a nice fragrant light flavor. The bitterness takes over the finish in a less than appealing way. From the 22 oz bottle purchased from The Market at Anacortes.

05-10-2014 Update: From the 12 oz can. I was surprised how delightfully fragrant this is. I would rate it higher this time. This would be the beer to have in handy cans when you want a crisp, aromatic, light beer.

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UniversAle Pale from Fremont Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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