Belgian Pale Ale | Aardwolf Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Aardwolf Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KVNBGRY on 09-09-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 36
Photo of larryarms847
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice and bright orange yellow with a touch of haze and a thin quarter finger of foam that dissipates to a thin ring around the edge of glass.

At first whiff I am greeted by a pleasant amount of fruitiness, both of fruity esters of the Belgian yeast as well as a noticeable hop profile of fruity hops. As expected from the style there is a nice herbal, floral, and yeasty spice character as well.

The hop profile definitely shines in this take on the style, notes of citrus & tropical fruit lend more fruitiness to the Belgian yeast fruity character, while notes of clove, banana, and spices emerge as well.

Light-medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, creamy smooth, soft mouthfeel.

I was able to sample this during my visit to the brewery and I'm glad I had the opportunity! Between this and their other Belgian styles they really have a grasp on how to knock the Belgian styles out of the park.

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Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery.

Pours with an amber body that has good clarity and is topped by a weak head that leaves little lacing.

Medium-full body with medium-light carbonation.

Coriander and other spices, bread, yeast, over ripe soft fruits.

O: OK for style.

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Photo of laramis
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Before I say anything else I just want to be clear, I like this beer. Having said that I do take issue with the claimed style of "Belgian Pale Ale." To me this offering like so many others fails to capture the élan vital of true Belgian pale ales. I say this for two reasons, firstly there is too much hop bitterness. I prefer the traditional sweet/boozy notes to be at the forefront. Secondly I feel this like many others cannot match the complex spirit and intangible aspects of the style, and the over use of hops is an attempt to make up for this. However if one disregards all this and takes the beer at its face value then it is something quite good. The initial impressions on the pour were very agreeable, nice color and thick head. It had a pleasant flavor while the hops were more than I wished for, the notes of dark fruits, banana, and spices were unmistakable. It was quite drinkable, the beer managed to be both refreshing and slightly warming. On the whole I really enjoyed it, admittedly it was not what I expected, but now knowing what it is I will be coming back for more.

Maybe they should pick a different name.

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Photo of azorie
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Humm BPA is not a style, not if ORval is in it.

this was a decent hop bomb ale. Looked nice but frankly I still not tasting any Belgian yeast.
no Brett if again Orval is in the style then its way way off.

now call it a plain old Pale ale and then you got something.

looks like any other PA poured into a tasting glass.

taste/smell is where its a great 3 hop combo. easy to drink but again its in IPA range IMHO.
after taste is pure hoppy pine tar.
good beer would drink again with something hot.

just quick and dirty for me

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.56/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap

Appearance - Deep straw when held up to a light. Amber color when in hand. Slight 1/2" off white head that slims down to about 1/8". Very slight (almost unnoticeable) lacing.

Aroma - Tropical fruit, banana, and Juicy Fruit gum. Amazing.

Taste - Juicy Fruit gum, banana, and a hint of clove. Incredible taste.

Mouthfeel - Maybe the slightest bit more carbonation would benefit, otherwise perfect from my experiences.

Overall - One of the better BPA's I've had. Absolutely great. Spot on.

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Belgian Pale Ale from Aardwolf Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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