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Bastogne Pale Ale | Brasserie De Bastogne

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3.53/5
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19 Ratings
Bastogne Pale AleBastogne Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Bastogne
Belgium

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 10-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,198
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by MTNboy:
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3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It has a pale golden body with plenty of white frothy head. It has a typical Belgian Blonde taste with just a little more than usual hop bite. There is a candy sugar sweet finish. The body has a little more than average carbonation. It was a great beer after hiking around the area for the day. It is very light.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75cl bottle shared with friends @ the Diest bierfestival on 20th Oct 2012. Tasting notes say it is brewed with American hops and wants to be an IPA!

Yellow to orange in body colour with a dull white head on each pour.

Hops abound in the nose: a real mixed bag of semi-citrus, spices and herbs with a nutty note thrown in for good measure.

The taste was also a pleasant blend of hoppy flavours: pink grapefruit, summer fruits, those herbs and spices again, plus my nuts.

Interesting and refreshing: a nice surprise to find such a well made IPA at a Belgian fest. This wasn't overly hopped or super bitter, and other notes from the yeast and malt elements could also be found within the brew.

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Photo of Anatole
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, lime, pear, apple, apricot, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, lime, pear, apple, apricot, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, lime, pear, apple, apricot, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian pale ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SVD
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Euroglot
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
2.71/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of puck1225
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought this at a garage sale! I have no idea how old it was but it poured well and tastes fine. I think it was bought originally for decoration or a souvenir.

Anyway, I poured it from a bomber into a tulip glass. A murky yellow with a very nice, long lasting head and good lacing. A pleasant herbal smell. Earthy herbal taste with a bit of sweetness. A good garage sale find!

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Photo of GRUUMSH
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of dcmchew
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeeb
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Dentist666
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip.
Pours completely cloudy dark amber beer, bubbly white head, average retention. Nice aroma - floral hops, citrus, fruits like apricot and peach.
Taste is simple, hop bitterness unusual for BPA, standard fruity and malty body. Not bad.

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Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -15%

Bastogne Pale Ale from Brasserie De Bastogne
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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