AF23 Pale Ale | Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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Brewed by:
Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
Alberta, Canada | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hoppy Pale Ale is balanced by using some of the finest Alberta-grown malted barley: Pale 2-Row as the base malt, a bit C-60 (crystal malt), and some Munich malt. The addition of some flaked oats gives this brew smoothness on the palate.

Exclusive use of Falconer’s Flight hops creates a clean, long lasting bitterness. This hop is a special blend of some of the Northwest’s most unique hop varieties. Dry hopping with more Falconer’s Flight hops finishes this fine brew with notes of citrus and fresh pine in the flavor and aroma.

Added by biboergosum on 05-10-2010

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3
Ratings:
4
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
2.74%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of leaddog
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy amber hue with a half finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Earthy hops, caramel, citrus notes.

Taste - Nice hit of the earthy hops followed by the citrus, then finished off with the caramel malt flavour. Caramel malts really helped in balancing the bitterness in this APA.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - An enjoyable APA by Wild Rose. By far, their best seasonal of the year (in my opinion). The use of Bravo hops and caramalts made this brew extremely drinkable and flavourful. Definitely worth a try if you are near the Taproom.

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Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another favorite from Wild Rose that I enjoy whenever it is available, but have not yet reviewed.
From their website: "AF23 Pale Ale is back! Named after the building that houses Wild Rose Brewery, AF23 PALE ALE is a nod to the historical heritage of our home on the Currie Barracks.
This hoppy Pale Ale is balanced by using some of the finest Alberta-grown malted barley: Pale 2-Row as the base malt, a bit C-60 (crystal malt), and some Munich malt. The addition of some flaked oats gives this brew smoothness on the palate.
Exclusive use of Falconer’s Flight hops creates a clean, long lasting bitterness. This hop is a special blend of some of the Northwest’s most unique hop varieties. Dry hopping with more Falconer’s Flight hops finishes this fine brew with notes of citrus and fresh pine in the flavor and aroma."

This beer is clear, golden color, with thick white head. Foam lasts long, and leaves a ton of lace around the glass. Smells of grapefruit and piney hops right off the bat. Some caramel malt also present. The taste is a great mix of biscuity caramel malt, and floral, citrusy hops. Slightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. Smooth, very drinkable. Dry and crisp finish.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is Wild Rose's current seasonal, so named after the CAF hangar in which they brew their beer...

This beer appears a clear medium golden hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which renders a consistent wall of specked lace around the glass as it recedes. Its smells of bready caramel malt, and mild grapefruit and pine hops. The taste is biscuity caramel malt, a bit of honey, and floral, muddled citrus hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, smooth, and quite creamy for the style, and it finishes off-dry, and fairly crisp, the biscuit malt lingering.

A pretty decent blend of two distinct styles - British pale ale grain character, and (subdued) American hoppiness. Canadian through and through - tasty and quite drinkable too.

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AF23 Pale Ale from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
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