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Zeke's Pale Ale | O'Fallon Brewery

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Zeke's Pale AleZeke's Pale Ale

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by secondtooth:
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2.06/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nice, clear golden amber, with minimal head.

Aroma is funky. Bready and spicy somehow.

Taste is weird and off. Tinge of bitterness. Heavy body but I can't get past the overwhelming gym shorts and perspiration aroma. Revolting.

Maybe this bottle was old or stored in a heated warehouse too long? Will pick up another bottle if I see one to compare.

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More User Reviews:
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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #88 (May 2014):

Clementines, Crackers, Chalky, Tobacco

Light and fluffy Pale Ale that lands on the dry side, nuances like a hint of buttery diacetyl and biscuity grain leave this brew with an interesting edge. Hoppiness comes across as a bit unique though this could just be simply a well put together brew.

STYLE: American Pale Ale | ABV: 5.1% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper color with great clarity. There is a half inch of off white head on top. Well there was. Now a fingernail thin layer doesn't quite fully cover the top. Light Brussels lacing. Intense aroma of galaxy hops with a pineapple like scent. The hops are much more subdued than expected after that aroma. It's well balanced with light malt. The mouth is a bit thin but the hops definitely prickle the tongue.

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Photo of schoon
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Zekes is a decent pale ale for sessioning. The beer poured a lighter clear copper with no head and no lace. The scent was slightly malty with some bitter hop flare. The taste is a decent balanced pale ale...sweet malt with bitter hop. Themouthfeel is lighter in body with good so so carbonation. Overall its a good beer....not one for the ages....but good.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with off-white head. Not much going on on the aroma, just some generic hops, slightly dank and some underlying caramel malt. Taste starts with a slight fruity sweetness but then comes a stale note. Fortunately it disappears quickly and it finishes quite clean with medium to low hop bitterness and lingering grapefruit flavor. Body is on the lighter side but it has a nice mouthfeel. Overall it's a pretty decent pale ale.

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Photo of kristenrae8
4/5  rDev +12%

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4.02/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of joshuawilcox99
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer. Floral and peach taste in the beginning. Dry and bitter finish. Not too bitter though. Decent pale ale that I got in a variety packs.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated 1/30/14 poured into a chalice/pint kinda glass that I dk the name of.

A - pours a nice looking pale orange with moderate head. Decent lacing as you drink.

S - I really don't get anything in the nose. Maybe some mild straw and a touch of sweetness. Some lemon. Nothing too exciting, but nothing off-putting either - which is probably what they're going for.

T - So much more pleasant than the nose. You get a little bit of everything. Some moderate grassy/piney notes finishing with a lemony sweetness. Finishes very abruptly and dry, which I'm not too crazy about. But definitely leaves you wanting more.

M - Mild carbonation and a very solid mouthfeel. Some nice body to it.

O - There's definitely some room for improvement, but I'm a fan. I could see myself drinking quite a few of these in the summer.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of enelson
2.12/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Smells and tastes like onions.

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of matjack85
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshmess date.

The beer poured a clear amber color with just a ½-finger of white head on top that lasted awhile and left good lacing.

Big, fruity, citrus aroma.

Mostly tropical citrus flavors but with a touch of tart green apples as well. There is a mild honey-like sweetness to this and a very slight hop bitterness as well. It's a unique flavor when everything comes together.

Light to medium mouthfeel with lower than average carbonation.

Don't hate it, don't love it. Makes a decent session beer at just 5.1%

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date, perhaps some coded bottling information on the side. Acquired this as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. No abv listed on the bottle anywhere.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a bright golden orange body, with about a finger of frothy off-white foam head. Moderate scattered spotty lacing. No hop or yeast particulate is visible; slight chill haze. Looks good per the style.

S - Mostly a malt-forward aroma. Pale, dusty, & earthy. Notes of caramel, toffee, & cream. Not overly hoppy, piney, or resinous, but that is passable in a pale ale.

T - Taste follows the nose: mostly a malt forward pale. Dusty caramel malts, some ale yeast, and cardboard esque dryness. Not particularly appealing or stand-out for the genre, but again, passable. Slight indistinct berry / grapey fruitiness in the wake of hops, but again not bitter, piney, or resinous.

M - Feel is crisp, malty, & clean. Medium-light with good carb. Easy-drinking.

Overall, a moderate pale ale from O'Fallon, but worth a try. O'Fallon puts out some solid stuff, so I look forward to more.

O'Fallon Zeke's Pale Ale -----3.5/5

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3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Zeke's Pale Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
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