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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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of spycow
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a fine pale ale here, but really nothing that hasnt already been done. its pale yellow from the can, really heady and fizzy, with a nose of biscuit malt and grassy european style hops. its got good bitterness throughout, a light bready malt base, and a lingering finish that is still plenty refreshing. in a blind taste test, it wouldnt stand out from any of the other solid pales out there, nothing distinguishing about it, but its well made and sort of covers the lighter end of the pale ale spectrum for me. its gets a little import like in stale grain assertiveness up front, but its quickly lost to the bubbles and hops. overall a worthy can of brew, but not one i will find myself seeking out again.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color; a bubble show produces two fingers of foam; sheets of lacing linger

Smell: Biscuity and grassy, with an herbal aspect

Taste: A biscuity base is a prelude to the the grassy hop bill with a citrusy element that builds through the middle; pineapple in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: More of an old school APA that I thought might be more citrusy given the "C" hop bill; decent, but not something to chase down

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Photo of LXIXME
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium sized biscuity and slightly off white head slowly dies into a nice lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

A light aroma consisting mostly of citrus and pine aroma hops with a little bit of lightly roasted caramel malts sneaking in.

A light sweet taste mixes with some of the light citrus and pine hops taste with some added very light yeast aspects sneaking along.

An almost dryish aftertaste with some of the sweet malt tastes hanging around with this medium bodied beer.

This beers taste is a light on the lighter side, I kind of wish it had more of these same tastes present but in abundance.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mactrail
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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Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Greenlake bar and Grill.

A: The beer was a clear golden color with a foamy white head on top, about 1.5 fingers in height, rather thick though. Great head retention lasting for at least half the time it took the drink the beer with nice lacing formation.

S: Some light citrus fruits and a little bit of pine as well, slightly earthy. Faint grainy malt fills in as well.

T: Grainy malt upfront with a bit more citrus than pine throughout the flavor profile coming through as lemon and orange with a bit of grass.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A fine APA, a little on the weak side for my taste, but overall ok. Would prefer to drink interurban IPA.

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Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont Brewing pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a two finger white head that dissipates in a few minutes to a thick film, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit malt, citrus and faintly piney hops, light citrus fruit. Flavor is light biscuit malt, mild citrus hops with a mildly toasty biscuit finish with light grain. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A pleasant, but understated pale ale that seems unusually tame for a beer from Fremont. The mellow flavor makes this a fine accompaniment to food. Nice but underwhelming.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of stevoj
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Winco. Not too happy for an APA, lager comes to mind. Grain forward, hazy medium golden body, soft foamy head. Gentle hops on the aroma, malt bill takes over for taste. Medium weight, chewy body. Tasty, drinkable, and not hoppy at all.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint of this on tap at Hooverville in Seattle.

Appearance: rich orange brown hue with a touch of haze and one finger of ivory head. A solid but typical pale ale visage.

Smell: loads of bright, citrusy, piney hops. Not much in the way of malt, but I found the aroma enticing nonetheless.

Taste: dry, biscuity malt with citrusy and slightly earthy hops in abundance. Rather hop centric, but I like it. There's a long, dry, bitter finish as well which I really like.

Mouthfeel: medium body with decent carbonation for the style -- typical.

Drinkability: very tasty and quite refreshing hop profile. I would gladly have this beer again.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of enelson
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of lupercmda
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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