Beauty and Justice
Elevation Beer Co.

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Mild Ale - English Pale
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
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Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 4.17%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
6
From:
Elevation Beer Co.
 
Colorado, United States
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Notes: American style mild ale. This one's for Andy.
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jkblr from Indiana

3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can stamped PKG: 02102020 poured into pint glass at fridge temp 3.5% ABV. The beer pours bright very light brown with ruby highlights and light khaki head. The head recedes to a pencil thin ring and leaves a few little islands of residual head. No lacing. The aroma is pleasant and subtle with toasted malt, cocoa and nuts. The taste is semisweet toasted malt, very slight cocoa, and a little nutty flavor as it edges into a barely bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with a little less than medium carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good. Lots of flavor here for 3.5%. Thanks @beergoot!

Jun 30, 2020
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dcotom from Iowa

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce can into a tumbler. Color is a transparent dark copper, with a fluffy white tan head that left some spotty lacing as it receded. Nice toasty malts on the nose and palate, along with dark bread and a little dried fruit. Light in body, good carbonation, and a mostly dry finish with a touch of astringence and a lingering note of light smoke and tart dried cherry. This is spot-on according to the style description, and worth seeking out.

Jun 23, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz can - dated 02102020 - poured into a wide flare pint at 38°F.

Thanks beergoot for this one!

Pours a deep, unfiltered clear reddish copper-mahogany colour, topped with a finger of off-white head with average retention, leaving no lacing behind. Effervescence is visible.

Nose: Sweet English malts lend aromas of toasted grains, toffee, caramel, dried fruit, and a defined smoky note. There's a round malty nuttiness, and some spicy English-style hops. A bit quiet, but quite nice.

Palate: The smoked malt note is very apparent, right from the first sip. Despite the toffee and caramel malty notes, this beer is basically bone-dry. Essentially Donald character, which tastes like it's due do this only being 3.5% ABV. Those nutty, darker English-style malt notes are there, just without the sweetness they usually bear. The smoky note helps to add the illusion of malt. Just a whisper of cocoa in the background. Into the finish, some earthy, spicy bittering hops show up, but most of the (very restrained) bitterness actually comes from the ashen, charry smoke note. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel/Body: It's 3.5% ABV. It's hard to expect much body out of a clear 3.5% ABV ale. Ultra-light in body - a bit thin and watery. Zero malt weight or stickiness, with the charred malt and hop bitterness being the only texture, besides the lively, almost soda-like effervescence. About as crisp and fluid as a beer can be.

Overall: I've not much experience with English pale milfs. I'm guessing that this is an extra mild example, and therefore I can see the appeal of a beer like this. The low ABV is convenient and practical, yet the malts have managed to assert some character, to lend as much possible flavour in a small package. What it has it quite good. I enjoy the little smoky touch. I just wish it had a little bit more of what it has. Some fuller malt, with a touch more sweetness, and this would be fantastic. Nevertheless, it's an enjoyable, unique low-ABV beer, and a nice change if you don't want a session IPA.

Jun 18, 2020
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Parmesan from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a clear mahogany copper color with a small khaki tan head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Notes of coffee, chocolate, some roasted malt, a bit of nuttiness, caramel. This maybe a very low abv beer but the aroma is very nice.

T: Roasted malt, mixes with caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Makes for a very drinkable but also very flavorful beer.

F; Light body, slicker mouth feel.

O: This is a very nice example of the mild style.

Jun 14, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a nonic glass. Packaged on 02/10/2020.

Look- Clear mahogany/copper color, nice light khaki head that recedes fairly quickly to a thin cap, a fair amount of lacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Rich toast and caramel type malt, brown sugar, raisins, chocolate, light roasted coffee and nuttiness, some spice notes.

Taste- Follows the nose well, sweet toasted malt and brown sugar, dark fruit, light coffee and chocolate, a bit of nuttiness.

Feel- Medium/light bodied, somewhat sticky, smooth with a lightly bitter finish, nicely balanced. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- Pretty solid overall, my first English Pale Mild Ale and it's definitely a style I'd like to try again.

Jun 07, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear, copper hued body; excellent carbonation; thick and dense head. Warm, roasted grain aroma; a hint of caramel and roasted nuts. Excellent flavor; mild sweetness accentuated with a light touch of caramel and a mild dose of complementary hop bitterness. Medium body; warm and smooth and the palate; a fine touch of residual sugar body; finishes on the dry side.

This is an incredibly tasty mild ale, sporting some excellent malt-forward warmth and toastiness, a nice, smooth edge of hop bitterness, and a very satisfying mouthfeel, all wrapped together in a low ABV package.

Apr 14, 2020
Beauty and Justice from Elevation Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 6 ratings