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The Publican | Societe Brewing Co.

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4.12/5
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218 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States
societebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 04-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,568
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
218
pDev:
8.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the brewery, pours yellow, 1/2" white head, above average retention, especially for a hoppy beer. Aroma popped hops, not the most pungent ones from Societe, but still above average in the dry hopping category.

Taste, light bodied, light hopped (for them) affair. Still going to be bitter and pungent to the uninitiated (i.e. not nerds). Its a pretty standard pale ale, lightly toasted pale malts, hops of a variety of proprietary and traditional. Mild citrus notes. Seems like Simcoe is the most noticeable. Plenty dry malt throughout. Has a crisp and relative light feel throughout. Grassy and sessionable every time. Usual grapefruit bitterness.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bouncepass
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corby112
3.27/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with straw colored edges and a one finger pillowy white head that quickly settle into a thick, lasting ring. Splotchy lacing left behind.

Earthy hop aroma with subtle resin and a clean pale malt backbone. Hop profile is sort of one dimensional with a ton of fresh cut grass. Could use some more pine resin character or some fruit sweetness. Pale malt backbone wih bread and biscuit. Pedestrian but the grassy hop presence is pleasant.

Light body and similar to the aroma with dry, earthy bitterness countered by pale malt and light fruit esters. Dry and bitter with lots of sticky, grassy hop flavor followed by biscuit, bread and cracker along with apple and pear sweetness. Very easy to drink with no heat. Sessionable but not all that interesting. Hop flavors are one dimension but pretty flavorful. Light and lacking in complexity but decent enough and pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of sheenisgod
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeysun23
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brycevolk
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Toynk
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cannabispinoy
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GatorCoop
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had a taster at the brewery in Ssn Diego. Light in color, nice flavor. A pretty good beer.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hbchrisg
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of billab914
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xhuskr
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light in color and taste..in a good way..great hoppy beer on a warm evening in S. Ca. Went for one but stayed for two. Hoppy in all the right places, good body, but lighter and more refreshing than many out there. This is being added to my rotation list when I see it.

*on tap at Beachwood BBQ-Seal Beach

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nlv0127
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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The Publican from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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