2011 Reserve Pale Ale | Endeavour Beverages

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Endeavour Beverages

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Macca on 10-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of soju6
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark golden color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of pine with a bit of sweetness and a bit of grain.

T: Taste is a mix of pine and a bit of citrus. Mild sweetness with a bit of grain. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Nicely balanced.

Very enjoyable, has a nice bit of character. Worth a try.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy golden amber with a finger of fluffy white head and decent lacing.

S - A heavy malt presence for a pale ale, honey and caramel, the hops are there too but secondary, citrus and passionfruit. Pretty enticing.

T - Follows the nose, pretty mild yet a couple of layers of pleasant flavours to savour.

M - Smooth medium body, sweet and tasty, well carbonated.

O - Not bad at all. Another better than average Aussie pale ale on the market.

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Photo of joecast
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Heard a lot about this stuff last year so happy to finally try it for myself. Bottle states best after 2/9/11 due o bottle conditioning. Wouldn't mind seeing more of that (Coopers being another that does it).

Hazed golden color with a good layer of white foam. Medium high carbonation.

Aroma is mostly galaxy, which is not a bad thing. Other notes creep in the background. Some cascade citrus and sort of a coopers plae like malt yeast mix.

Nice late hit of hop flavor and bitterness. Not over the top at all, enough yo make me want yo savor each sip. Malts are nice and light giving just enough sweetness to contrast the hops.

Very enjoyable. Great hop character and well handled malt.

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Photo of magpieken
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Macca
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours a dark golden honey colour with a fluffy white head that dies quickly.

The bottle lists the hops as Galaxy, Cascade and Summer but I'm only getting vague traces of the passionfruit or citrus aromas I would normally expect with them. Main aroma I get is a dirty malty aroma all that does blow off.

Flavour is more solid than the nose. Some decent hoppy notes and a solid malt body. Much improved on 2010.

Medium bodied.

While not as impressive on the nose as last years I think this is a much more drinkable beer overall.

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Photo of koolk
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hopnerd
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of cammo84
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of LeeroyAgogo
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a hazy golden colour. Very little carbonation in turn producing a small head. Does produce a nice amount of lacing however.

S - Very little aroma, slight traces of pine and grapefruit.

T - Malty, slight fruity hop presence though not bitter at all.

MF - Fairly flat and dry, little carbonation.

O - An enjoyable beer, nothing too special or intruding. Tastes well but lacks in aroma and carbonation.

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2011 Reserve Pale Ale from Endeavour Beverages
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 9 ratings