Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale AleSeattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dirtylou on 03-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 20
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of FrankHammer
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BCross
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. There are plenty of little chunks floating around in there, adding mystique. Head poured a dramatic three-plus fingers of frothy ivory foam. I think it's great!

Smell: grapefruity and tangeriney hops over a malt base that is sweet but has a hint of graininess. There's also a light character of green grass which I like a lot. Quite enticing.

Taste: lightly sweet and fruity, with that great tangeriney character over the slightly grainy malt. This can be a dicey combination, but I really think Fremont have pulled it off here; the taste is balanced and satisfying. Also, a good level of flavor for a rather sessionable ABV.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a high level of carbonation that explodes into a big, if lightweight, creaminess. I rather like it.

Overall: this is a tasty, session-strength and incredibly drinkable pale ale. They've got the balance right on for a beer like this. Love it.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Gatch
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, golden yellow with plenty of sediment floating around. Huge, fluffy, pillowy, bright white head. Plenty of lacing and decent head retention. Huge, pungent, piney, resiny hops. So sticky and dank. Taste is the same. Massive flavor and so clean. Screams West Coast. And its organic?! Hell yes. Proper carbonation for the style yet so smooth. Amazing session beer. I'd drink a few a day if I lived in the PNW. A seriously delicious beer. Wow. I need more beer from Fremont.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Arbitrator for the can.

Appearance: Very slight chill haze on a dark gold color. Head is small, bright-white, with a tight bubble structure. Moderate to high carbonation on the pour. Inconsistent splotches of lacing.

Smell: Tropical mango and pineapple. Nice burst of oily pine on the back. Light-pale malt sweetness. Loaded with Citra. A bit of lingering bitterness. Clean and bright. So much mango and peach. Almost like a gummi bear. Some lemon as well.

Taste: Uh, mega tropical. Peach flesh with a solid mango backing. Some pineapple and lemon zest. Slight oily bitter pine in the back. Malts stay light, slightly bready and sweet, but never go over the top. Very balanced. Slight gritty earthiness as it warms. Some light cracker notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a moderate carbonation. A bit dry on the finish but the Citra gives the illusion of juiciness up front. Lingering bitterness.

Overall: Can some magic Disney.

A straight up super sessionable pale ale that never crosses in to IPA territory. The blend of Citra and Simcoe never fails, but putting it with a light drinkable pale ale in a can is smart.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big slightly off white head slowly settles down to a nice lacing above a slightly cloudy slightly washed out straw golden colored beer.

A light soapy aroma with hints of piney hops and hints of lightly roasted caramel malts.

A definite hops taste but on the lighter side with some very light malts sneaking in to give this beer a nicer backbone than some other beers I've recently drank.

Slightly on the wetter side but then transgressing into a slightly dry aftertaste without much of the malts and hops hanging around with this medium bodied beer.

This beer seems to be just on the edge of being a really decent or good beer, I don't know what it as to much of or not enough of but it just seems to miss by a bit.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to FalconA for throwing this can in as an extra to go along with the #properglassware.

Clearish golden-straw pour with a bubbly white head that fizzled out pretty quickly; minimal lacing. The aroma was great: fresh hops: grassy, citrusy, fruit rind, distant biscuity malts. Unfortunately, it kind of fell apart in the taste, and didn't nearly live up to what the aroma promised. Grainy malt bill, still some nice citrus hoppiness, but a bit muted, especially compared to the smell, and there was also a bit of astringency going on. I didn't notice a freshness date on the can, but I don't think it was that old. Body was bordering on light and medium, decently drinkable, but just seemed a bit off to me, and I probably wouldn't want to try it again, unless to test the freshness theory.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of cfrances33
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can poured into a FW snifter.

Pour: Clear, bright orange with a finger of eggshell white head. Lots of thick lacing, and the head retains for the majority of the glass.

Smell: Lots of pine, floral, and grassy hops up front. Some citrus. A touch of doughy malt and some oats.

Taste: More of the same pine and grassy hops. Some light caramel malting, similar to SNPA. Finishes lightly bitter with pine.

Mouthfeel: A little heavier than expected, but still relatively easy drinking. Lingering bitterness.

Overall: A nice canned Pale Ale. Good for a hot day. Thanks Paul!

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Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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