Primer Pale Ale | Fort Bend Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Fort Bend Brewing Co.
Texas, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gagnonsux on 06-01-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Pegasus:
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3.04/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Massive, slightly coarse off-white head, atop a slightly hazy dark-golden body. The carbonation is light and slow-rising, the lacing thick and glass-coating. The body color seems rather dark for the style.

Aroma: Moderate piney hops and caramel malt dominate the aroma.

Taste: The taste opens with toasted malt and dark caramel, soon followed by aggressive pine hops. As the taste progresses, the hops rise in intensity, until, at the close of the taste, they fairly dominate the otherwise solid caramel and toasted malt background. Finishes with a lingering, moderate herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, with soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: To me, this appears to be an American Amber Ale, rather than an American Pale Ale. Offered as such, it would be a very solid example of the style. Presented as an American Pale Ale, the malt profile and color seem off-style.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of valkyre65
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of jheezee
1/5  rDev -62%

Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of tpgraham
2.1/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked this up wanting something light and easy to drink for the hot weekend. Decided to open on up when I got home from work. Here are the results, trying not to sounds like a jerk.

A - I am not sure how Fort Bend passes this as a pale ale. Poured in to a pint glass, the beer comes out with little fan fair, a small amount of fizzy head that dissipates very quickly. Color is a deep copper / amber. The darkest pale ale I have ever seen.

S - Not much to report hear. Mostly bready malt with a faint aroma of hops.

T - Follows the nose. Mostly malt with very little hopes. Honestly tastes like an old amber.

M - Thin body

O - Disappointment

Not sure what I am going to do with the remaining 5.

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Photo of greenspointexas
2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of kew
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

Had this on-tap today at the brewery (9/06/14) and in the bottle right when it debuted. Today was much better and more accurate to style. Grade is average of both samples. Both samples were significantly different. Past sample had much more grain flavor, while today was much more hoppy.

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Photo of cultclassic89
3.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Primer Pale Ale from Fort Bend Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.63 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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