Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale | The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale AleFretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale

Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery
Arizona, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Added by bigbelcher on 07-22-2011

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4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

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4.26/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A gift from my wife after her visit to Phoenix. 330ml bottle. Pours a gold hazy colour with a white head that leaves lacing. Aromas of citrus, spice & malt. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit, flora, spice & malt. Aftertaste has a lovely spicy bitter finish. Overall a bottle I really enjoyed, and would love a second.

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden copper color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, citrusy and soapy with a bit of malts behind it. In the taste, light citrus, herb and earthiness. Has a solid bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall, this is a solid pale. Drinkable all day.

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.48/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle picked up @ Plaza Liquors. 5.0% ABV.

Shouldn't an unfiltered pale ale look unfiltered? It has a bright gold color, very clear, with thin white foam. Lively carbonation, decent head retention. Looks like a pils. The smell isn't much like an ale aither, more like a macro lager. I get a biscuity maltiness, touch of lemon, and virtually no hops. Not too inviting but I'm still hopeful.

The taste is very simple and clean. The bready malt starts to build at the back and there is a touch of bitter aftertaste. Overall it's pleasant but lacking much excitement. The mouthfeel is very smooth, with fine/sharp bubbles. Not too thin.

There is about as much depth in flavor as there was in the brewer's note on the bottle (2 sentences). If he wanted to make a clean lager-tasting ale, then he suceeded. There certainly aren't any "off flavors". The unfiltered thing still confuses me, because I think of wheat beers and I expect cloudiness. I really assumed I would dislike this beer, but I didn't, so alas I say it's worth a try...

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3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked up on 1-21-13 as part of a mixed sixer from Fry's. Best by 4-6-13.

Beer poured golden orange with no head.

Nose is muted malts.

Taste is cereal malts with a grapefruit hop finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall not a bad beer but nothing special. I do like the grapefruit finish though.

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
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