Falls City Pale Ale | Falls City Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Falls City Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States | website

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Pale Ale with a real difference. A little maltier in the English Style rather than hoppier like most American Pale Ales. Medium-bodied with sweet, bready malt aroma. And, its subtle hop aroma and bitterness balance the sweet caramel and biscuit malt backbone. Think of it as an Octoberfest that hasn't been lagered.

IBU: 30
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Aroma: Floral and Biscuity
Taste: Smooth, Malty, Clean

Added by johncampbell on 11-16-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
93
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
36.31%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 93
Reviews by The_1084:
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of SteveGus
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Falls City was a local lager brewery from well before when I moved into the area until some years ago. While they were local, the beer they made was undistinguished but fresh. Later editions were made in Evansville or Pittsburgh and had no advantage over any other national brand.

Original Falls City was always an "extra pale" lager. The revived Falls City is a pale ale.

The beer poured a brassy copper into a Tyrconnell pint glass. It appears to be fairly highly carbonated and needs to be poured quietly like a lager.

The smell is nothing remarkable; mostly rather sweet or cloying, some grain husks. No hop aroma that I noticed.

It tastes better than it smells. It starts off malty sweet, with a slight dryness coming from grain husks, that fades into a fairly lasting, clean hop bitterness.

The high level of carbonation does appear to contribute to the long lasting hop aftertaste.

I like this a lot better than I like a lot of American made pale ales. At least they didn't make the mistake of giving this a big and unpleasant Cascade hop nose.

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Photo of bobcathokie
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dsauter
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hydroplaner
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of weonfire
1.75/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap on Louisville. Yum. Nice and different selection at this local eatery. That said, I always enjoy trying a brew I have not seen. This neither disappointed nor inspired.

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Photo of Dave128
2.84/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from growler into tasting glass.

A - A four oz pour yields a 1 finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. Color is Clear amber. A little on the darker side. Lacing is nice.

S - Some dark malt but mostly kinda skunky/grassy

T - Similar to smell but I do get good malt sweetness. Hops are light but bitterness is there.

M - A bit undercarbonated but I'm giving this one the benefit of the doubt considering it is coming from a growler.

O - A good refreshing beer but certainly lacking on smell and flavor.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a reincarnation of a "classic" Louisville brand. Bottle poured into a chilled pint glass.

A - Pale amber color with a good long lasting head.

S - Nice balance of grains and hops.

T - Good balance of malt and hops.

M - Rich with a good level of carbonation.

O - A nice English style ale - certainly not your dad's Falls City!

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Photo of secondtooth
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light amber, clear and sudsy with a substantial head and some decent lace.

Nose is malty-sweet and grainy. I get some honey tones. Really unremarkable.

Flavor-wise, I get a hint of citrus or fruit (perhaps some submerged hops). Otherwise a little skunky and thin.

Still, it's just not enough. This one seems overly sweet and unbalanced. Not what I'd expected, and not what I hoped for. Closer to an adjunct lager than a pale ale.

Following here is another review, a year later. This is the version brewed by Blackstone in Nashville. Scoring has been amended.

Pours a pale golden, with a rich head. Attractive lace.

Nose is caramel and cereal malts. Mild but not unpleasant.

Taste is definitely malt-forward, with caramel and toffee notes, and plenty of wheat-like sharpness and a touch of hops for bitterness.

An amiable English-style pale ale, and not a bad beer.

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Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cwd
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of alleykatking
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a couple different pours of this at Winterfest.

A- Pours a coppery color. One finger off white head shows light retention. Light streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- This beer smells clean overall. Light toasted malts in the front of the beer mix with some bigger bready note. The hop profile in this as well comes through which I didn't expect. Nice bitter hops but not over the top like a lot of craft beers.

T- Bready malts come through the front of the beer. There is a light toasted flavor to this right before the middle of the beer. Some light grainy flavor in the middle combine with a caramel malt base. Ending of this beer combines a bready yeast flavor with some light bittering hops.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer but high for the style that is selected on BA. Bready malts with a hint of hops left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly sweet alcohol, bready yeast, and fading hops. This is a well balanced beer and to be honest I was surprised for that. No off flavors were present which once again surprised me. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This beer was actually pretty good. I am not saying this is the best beer I have ever had but for what it is suppose to be I would drink this all the time. The ABV was light which meant I could drink many of these in a row not a problem. Once again this beer was good for what it was suppose to be. Nice job...and I really mean that.

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Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Everything from the clean copper hue to the malty nose and taste is simple about this beer. Nothing remarkable and certainly nothing offensive the word "okay" seems to be more than fitting. The nose is light barley malt, grains and tea leaf with a bit of herbal hop. The flavor is malty tea leaf, barley grain with a crisp clean finish that simply says it's "okay".

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Photo of JustinSparks
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Magery
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear golden/orange color with an inch and a half off-white head after a strong pour. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is mostly sweet malt along with some buttery malt. Taste is mostly like the aroma, it's sweet, bready and buttery malt, along with a bit of apple. I don't pick up any hops at all. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's creamy with a decent amount of carbonation. I think this is better than the most recent version of Falls City that I had in the past. Picked this up as a single at Liquor Barn.

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Photo of cferg88
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of enelson
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BogAl
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Big_Dave
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of metter98
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is relatively clear amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity malts are present in the nose along with notes of biscuit malts and hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste is a near mirror image of the smell, except that the malty flavors are a touch stronger.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of smoothness in the mouthfeel.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

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