BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH

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BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
Pale Ale - American
3.66 | pDev: 8.47%
Friday at 11:13 PM
Nov 29, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

June 2014. Shared 330 ml bottle, from CITTI-Markt Flensburg. BB date 31.10.2013. ABV is 5.2%. Moderate but pleasant aroma of Cascade and Polaris hops, also hints of toffee. Pleasant easy drinking flavour, fairly dry - despite the hop varieties, it tastes more like a British pale ale than an APA.

Friday at 11:13 PM
3.75 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2018
3.27 by samEBC from Belgium on Jun 18, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a clear, medium amber coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt with a certain floral, herbal note and just a hint of pine. Taste follows the nose, being quite malty, but with a nice balance of bready, doughy, caramel malt and floral, herbal, piney hops. There's a strong presence of alpine herbs that is reminiscent of sage, thyme and fennel, with an underlying floral, grassy note as well. Not a lot of citrus coming through, but a bit of pine is noticeable as well. Finishes with a dry, light/medium bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is certainly a different, quite unique Pale Ale that doesn't seem to quite fit neither the English nor American definition, but is rather nice and refreshing in its own way. The Polaris hops really seem to take center stage here, with a strong herbal presence and almost no citrus and little pine coming through from the Cascade hops. This actually reminds me a bit of Almdudler, an Austrian soda that's flavoured with alpine herbs. I've had this quite fresh and would not expect it to hold up well due to its strong malt backbone and subtle hop flavour.

Apr 11, 2018
3.5 by brewtalthrone from Ohio on May 15, 2017
3.89 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Mar 04, 2017
Photo of LampertLand
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

BraufactuM 'Palor Pale Ale' @ 5.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a small white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-floral polaris hops
T-crisp & clean tasting
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-surprisingly good English pale ale made by Germans
prost LampertLand

Sep 04, 2016
3.57 by Burnerdale from Italy on Jul 01, 2016
4.6 by F_riedrich from Germany on Jun 07, 2016
3.79 by BlueSpader from Washington on May 28, 2016
3.88 by dcmchew from Romania on May 16, 2016
Photo of Bespokehuffman
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Bespokehuffman from Germany

Elevated my score a bit to support German craft brewing. Still a very good pale ale in a world of pils

Mar 03, 2016
Photo of stcules
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stcules from Italy

Dark orange color, quite hazy. A veil of foam.
Pleasant smell, malt, light caramel. Herbal hop, citric, grapefruit.
Good herbal notes, almost of alpine herbs.
Malty start in the taste, again light caramel, and a good hop, balanced.
Right body. Interesting the hopping, Cascade and Polaris.
Not very long aftertaste.

Jan 26, 2016
3.9 by k3ve from Switzerland on Jan 05, 2016
4.07 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Nov 28, 2015
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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Orange color with white head. Really dank hoppy aroma. Taste is fresh and hoppy at first and gets pretty bitter in the finish and continues in the aftertaste. Really nice, well made pale ale.

Nov 27, 2015
4.05 by Sweetdemonsweat from Germany on Oct 24, 2015
Photo of downquark
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by downquark from Germany


Aug 22, 2015
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3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3
by drmeto from Germany

-pours a clear amber with a small to medium,frothy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-grassy,spicy,white grapes,cereal,faint zesty
-grass,white grapes,orange zest,slight grapefruit,slight resin,faint sour note
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
Hops don't quite come together on this.
Decent PA

Aug 14, 2015
3.39 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Jul 24, 2015
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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAdvocate from California

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #90 (July 2014):

Bold, Orangey, Floral, Balance

A German brewed English Pale Ale that is hopped like an American Pale Ale, identity crisis ya think? We love German beer traditions but this seems like an attempt to join the American “craft beer” party. Strange. Regardless, this is one hell of a brew. Hoppiness comes from Polaris and Cascade hops, bitterness and flavors are pretty forward though the beer is balanced. Seek a bottle out.

STYLE: English Pale Ale | ABV: 5.2% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Jul 07, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Arminius757 from Connecticut

A interesting brew out of Frankfurt in the style of an APA but with EPA heratige and 'Made in Germany' written all over it.
Pours a clear golden amber with a big bubbly white head that leaves some nice lacing.
Smells of pine and floral.
Tastes rather floral, with a little malt behind it. Though to me, it semed a little sour, but I say that is do to the bitter bite it has at the end. Not bad, not great. Good is what it is.

Jun 01, 2015
3.6 by kbrown from Ohio on May 09, 2015
3.78 by buzzarooski from Massachusetts on Apr 29, 2015
3.78 by JulioG on Mar 20, 2015
3.75 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB) on Mar 18, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

an american style pale ale still made in the english tradition, but in germany, weird but cool. have not heard of these guys before this one, so it was a cool introduction. very traditional base to it, malty and right in the middle of that caramel crystal spectrum. the hops though appear to be a mix of new and old world varietals, and they marry beautifully. i am surprise people like this as little as they do, it seems to me like it would appeal to a wide range of hop loving palates, although of most of the ratings come from local folks where its made, i can see the clash. the yeast is interesting, and contributes a curious spice complexion, but the beer is dry for its bigger english malt base, and the hops are bright and pungent. a tasty and interesting beer, bending a classic style in a good way. i am now very very curious about their other beer. enjoyed on tap at the crafted keg in stuart, florida.

Feb 25, 2015
4.1 by DuncanMcBommer from Germany on Jan 06, 2015
3.3 by Beerman1977 from Austria on Jan 04, 2015
2.96 by Noelito76 from New York on Dec 30, 2014
3.6 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey on Nov 04, 2014
4 by TS057 from North Dakota on Oct 29, 2014
3.5 by schopenhauerale from Arizona on Oct 19, 2014
3.75 by closisinthehouse from Florida on Oct 13, 2014
3.5 by ChrisMyhre from Massachusetts on Oct 03, 2014
3.25 by MPSTARR from Florida on Sep 23, 2014
3.5 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

22oz bottle, more micro-brewery newness from der Vaterland, it would seem, but with good 'ol English/French labels for the Canadian market. Something seems lost there.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber colour, with three pudgy fingers of puffy, frothy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some stellar and consistent webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of fresh florals, wintergreen, pine needles, semi-sweet, almost pastry-ready bready pale malt, biscuity caramel, hard water minerals, and a bit of acerbic citrus rind. The taste is more fruity and floral hops right off the bat, sugary mint, grainy pale malt, gritty caramel/toffee, green tea, and further pine resin and herbal hop notes.

The bubbles are quite supportive and thorough in their frizzante nature, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, the fruitiness overturning the bitterness of the inherent hop interlopers. It finishes off-dry, that same fruitiness drafting behind the sweetness of the malts, all in a countering effort to that still heady floral essence.

I'm sure that I've come across Polaris hops before, but I cannot say where off of the top of my head. No matter, BraufactuM does well by them, and vice versa, leaving us with an alpine-fresh, pleasant-tasting brew - equal parts fruity and bitter, on that side of the equation. As for the rest, let's just say that everything remains enjoyable and drinkable.

Aug 28, 2014
4 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Aug 25, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by mactrail from Washington

Attractive medium amber color with a pile of foam in the slim Einbecker Pils glass. Carbonation is long lasting and it has the admirable German creamy mouthfeel.

The flavor is browned crackers with something like hemp seeds. Quite bitter aftertaste. Resiny and herbal. There is an odd perfumey flavor like a big dose of Kolsch. Cedary with a hint of orange peel.

A drinkable brew that is maybe more like an English Pale Ale than the American versions, but it's certainly an oddity. German Pale Ale is more like it. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynwood, Washington.

Aug 12, 2014
Palor from BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 55 ratings