Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale | Austin Beerworks

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Peacemaker Extra Pale AlePeacemaker Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by northaustin on 05-25-2011

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Photo of FUNKPhD
3.85/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is by no means the most remarkable beer, but this is definitely a solid choice.

The pour shows a very clear amber with a nice pillowy top. The head doesn't hang around too long, but there is some decent legging that hangs out if you're looking for it. The aroma is malty with some hops, and the taste relates with some fresh yeastiness to it. Its a really crisp, refreshing beer, and would work really well on a hot afternoon. It has the right amount of carbonation and ingredients, and it all just feels right in your mouth.

Either I just pick up XPAs that are past their prime, or this one is just somewhat exceptional.

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Photo of zander4dawin
2.63/5  rDev -18.3%
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 womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a clear, light golden color with a finger of white head.

S: A nice floral hop character to it along with some mild citrus, especially citrus peel. There are some sweet malt notes as well as just a little bit of yeast and biscuit malts.

T: Biscuity malts with a nice sweet bread not to it. Some floral hops along with citrus peel and a minimal bitterness. Just a little bit of piney hop flavor to it.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Not bad, but not quite as nice as the pils or the IPA.

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Photo of 2xHops
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up from Spec's.

As I poured the beer into the pint glass, there was a lot of foamy action. As I get done pouring, the head fizzed and evaporated quite quickly. It had a substantial yellowish-straw color to the body, and I thought it was supposed to be a bit more lighter in color.

It had some hops coming through, but it was fairly faint. It's mellow on your palate, which is quite different from other Pale Ales. For instance, Dale's Pale Ale really attacks your mouth more forcefully, and some people like that. I do like it, but there are times when I want a more mellow pale ale. I think this beer fits the bill.

The mouthfeel's just right, and I'd drink this again. I would definitely take this beer with me to tubing trips! It's such an easygoing beer. However, out of three beers I have tried from Austin Beerworks, I think I enjoyed Pearl Snap the most.

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Photo of coldriver
3.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into Sam Adams glass. Pale amber color with pretty much no head or lacing - looks a lot like apple cider. Not a flavorful aroma, kind of a sour papery malt smell. Weak hop flavors for a pale ale - seems like more of a blonde ale. Pretty bland overall. Finishes okay, good carbonation and bitter bite. Overall it's a step above domestic lagers, but needs some work.

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Photo of GrayHam
3.85/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really like Fire Eagle so I got a 6-pack of this (and a 6-pack of Fire Eagle).

A: Light golden and perfectly clear. Zero foam or lacing.

S: Very subtle breadiness with faint, grassy hops.

T: More flavor that I was expecting. Very clean flavors and nice

M: High carbonation and dry finish, but has some body in the

O: Prefer their IPA, but I could see myself drinking a lot of this over the summer.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pint at Whip In in Austin on 7/1/11.

Clear yellow, no head or lace. Head could not be created on swirling. Malty aroma. Taste is predominantly malt, but very clean. The look and mouthfeel are similar to an adjunct lager, but the taste is much cleaner in that it is devoid of the earthy, corn flavors in the finish. High carbonation and medium-light body. A good summer time beer.

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Photo of bisonkron
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this up at whip-in. 8.99 for a 6-pack. Re-reviewing straight out of the can. Serving temp: 35F.

Appearance: Light gold in color. Filtered looking, no cloudiness at all. Pours a finger of head that fades in less than a minute. The carbonation is vigorously rushing to the top. (this is from my first review when I poured it into a pilsner glass)

Smell: Overall the aroma if very faint. I pick up some yeast notes. As well as a bit of pine.

Taste: up front it is very dry-woody-burnt characteristic but lacking any real hop kick to follow. There are some floral notes buried in there somewhere. the alcohol is hidden away well.

Mouth-feel: it is very light/crisp clean. Body is light. carbonation is great down to the last drop.

Overall: Very easy to drink, took my time with the first can, but the second one i took down in about 5 gulps. Great to see new offering in Texas, and great to see more offerings out of the can. I will have to give their other varieties a try.

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Photo of northaustin
2.33/5  rDev -27.6%
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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Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale from Austin Beerworks
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