Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale | Austin Beerworks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States
austinbeerworks.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by northaustin on 05-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
17.65%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
46
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of basickness
1/5  rDev -69%

Photo of Dusty6467
1.18/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is my 1st beer from Austin Beerworks after hearing good things about the brewery. It taste like a subpar lager, such as Lone Star or PBR. After drinking a few dogfish 60 minute IPAs, I grabbed a 6 pack of this stuff (for $10) and couldn't even taste it. I hope the brewerie's other beers have better character than this one, otherwise I won't be revisiting. No characteristics to point out- just terrible...

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Photo of ccheng9
1.32/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

It tastes like budweiser.

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of kevirv
2.02/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The only thing I tasted was peanut butter and it was not pleasant. Instead of an exta pale ale , it reminded me more of a cheap beer such as Pearl, Dixie or Lone Star.
Austin Beerworks needs to reconfigure this ale or just get rid of it all together.

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Photo of timlyon
2.2/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of northaustin
2.33/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

pours a clear yellow with about a finger of terribly uneven white head which disappeared so fast it was gone by the time it got handed to me.

smell: astringent. straight up giving it a 2 was generous.

taste: ultra dry astringent/chlorophyll assaults your tongue, followed by a malt flavor that can only be described as corny, and dare i say...BMCesque. this beers flavor is two-sided and both were a miss for me.

mouthfeel: smooth enough, and although my mouth is left initially coated, i can feel it drying out very rapidly.

overall: i am glad i tried the fire eagle first. if i would have chose this first, i might not have gone back for another of their beers.

i hate for this beer to have a negative first review, but i am being honest. hopefully someone out there really enjoys this brew and will review it.

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Photo of chocosushi
2.46/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Smokestack tulip
A ~ Pours...straw? Very pale resembling a lager. Lacing is pretty weak. Carb is like 7-up. This doesn't really look like an APA.

S ~ White bread & pale malts mostly. Grass & pepper...some light funkyness & vegetation. Faintest hint of lemon peel. Meh

T ~ Graham crackers & yeastbread fading into hints of citrus. Lots of toast on the back end. Touches of grassyness throughout.

M ~ Peppery turns to doughy turns to an off resinous twinge finishing with toasty malt that cloyyys. Not elegant in terms of balance for being such a Pale-pale ale. Light-medium bittering but this somehow wrecked my palette.

D ~ Overall underwhelming. Good? yes I finished it but not great or worth revisiting. This is what would be an "Extra Pale Ale" in terms of being Extra Pale, rather than Extraordinary.

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Crispy34
2.54/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I snatched a can at work. I pour it straight out of the can into a pint glass while watching "The Fugitive" starring Harrison Ford.

A: This beer is a nice golden color. It just screams light!

S: It smells kinda skunky, almost like a American Heineken.

T: It goes from an almost skunky to earthy malt very fast. It is almost like plain popcorn.I tasted no noticeable hops.

M: It is light in body as it looks. As for when it starts of almost skunky, it ends very malty rather than skunky. I find what they did at the end interesting.

O: This beer is OK. That is about all I've got. For once, I would not buy it under any circumstance... unless there was just a bunch of crappy major brands, and this brew.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A pretty good sized off white head settles into a decent lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

A subdued aroma of light grain malts and even lighter hops notes with a light yeastiness.

A light almost sour grain taste with some light bitterness from the hops sneaking in.

A light dryish aftertaste with some hops notes on this light bodied beer.

Pretty disappointed in this beer, it seems that they are trying to make a mass market lager with a craft beer price tag.

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Photo of zander4dawin
2.63/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - A slight golden haze with a soapy head that dissipates.

Smell - Metallic and astringent. Not very pleasant.

Taste - Taste more like Lonestar than a pale ale. Hops taste non existent. Some breadiness and nice drinkability.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and snappy.

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Photo of RBuckley73
2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sazz9
2.73/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Rated this as a Blonde Ale, not an Extra Pale Ale as ABW classifies it as. Not bad, pretty average.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.74/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

GABF silver medal winner, looking forward to trying this one out for a while.

This pours a vibrant crystal clear golden yellow with a good bit of foam that quickly dissipates. This is great looking, if it was a fizzy adjunct lager. If it was, it would be an awesome brew (never mind that it’s a pale ale and not a lager, etc etc)… but it’s not, and it’s not. (Fizzy lager, and awesome, respectively.) As a pale ale (or “extra pale”) it just fails to excite is all. Low aroma, barely perceptible, and no hops to speak of. Flavor is more of the same, with the only noticeable complexity on the finish. But nothing stands out aside from the effervescence. What flavor there is drops rapidly as it warms. Unfortunately this is not one I’ll get again.

I’m midway through the sixer I picked up on a recent trip to Austin (not all at once!) and it’s done the opposite of grow on me. Not to get snarky but why pay craft beer prices for something that is lacking flavor. Maybe in the land of Lone Star and BMC this is another beer to convert folks to drinking craft beer but even then there’s better, similar craft beers filling that niche around town.

One last thing: the name. Peacemaker? Given the history of the Texas Rangers and whatnot I imagine that this is a reference to the guns they used in as “pacifiers”? While this may be clever and in line with the brewery’s theme, speaking for myself it brings up uncomfortable connotations that really shouldn’t affect my experience drinking. But they do, and it does.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale from Austin Beerworks
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