Pre Game Session | The Unknown Brewing Co.

Pre Game SessionPre Game Session
BA SCORE
26.4%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 72 ratings
Pre Game SessionPre Game Session
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Unknown Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
unknownbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kylehay2004 on 01-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,954
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
72
Liked:
19
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
13.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by walkinginplace:
Photo of walkinginplace
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can.
Very good creamy white head over an amber body.
Light body with medium plus carbonation. Semi dry finish.
Mildly bitter, with hops and malts in near balance.16 oz can.
Clear but very dark brown body topped with a durable beige head.
Aroma: coffee tinged dark roasted grains.
More coffee in the flavor with some light burnt toast and burnt bean notes.
Smooth medium full body with medium carbonation

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Pre Game is ok....nothing spectacular....but certainly easy drinking and sessionable. The beer poured a hazy yellow with thin white head that is not lacing. The scent is no descript....I don't get much of anything. The taste is well balanced...not very bitter at all. I get a lot of apricot. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its fine.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicksik8
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth and refreshing, crisp but not bitter

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Photo of ordybill
4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slight hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma is a traditional blend of grain, malt and some hops. the taste is just like the aroma, I really enjoyed this beer. My first one from this brewer.

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Photo of Kegatron
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ghowehattrick
1.42/5  rDev -59%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is the LaCroix of craft beer. No taste. Fizzy. Just enough smell to tell you it's a grainy beverage. Only 6 pack where I've thrown out the other 5. Unknown brewery should have stayed unknown.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a snifter via a friend at work---THANKS BRYAN!

Pours a lightly cloudy/chill hazed amber with a light head of white foam that settles to a thin ring and light lacing. Nose of subtle grains, light sweet malts, and subtle hops. Flavors follow the nose with toasted malts and lightly sweet caramel flavors on the front to middle with a light grain and subtle herbal hops note on the back with a touch of lemon zest. Smooth and crush-able, this ale features low carbonation and a thin finish that reminds me of some of the English ales of yesteryear. Decent session ale.

Cheers

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Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of dvmin98
2.25/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redman414
2/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving thick lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The taste has flavors of grainy malts, toasted malts, and yeast along with hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste is a near mirror image of the smell, having flavors of yeast grainy malts, and toasted malts along with hints of citrusy hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA is easy to drink and is a lot grainer compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of JKG
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of daliandragon
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is not a complicated beer but it is very tasty and drinkable in its way. Fairly heavy malt profile in both nose and taste, with grassy hops in an inferior position. Handsome in color and pour with a hazy, neon body. Crisp with a pleasant burst of bitter in the finish. Texture is light and nearly perfect.

There is not a ton here but simple can be strong. It's light, quaffable ale perfect for hot weather. It is well crafted and bullseyes the style.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden orange honey to copper in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted grain + caramel malts underneath a moderate citrus/lime hop aroma.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of toasted grain + caramel malts with only the slightest hint of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/lime and citrus/lemon hops along with a hint of spicy hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Definitely an easy drinking session beer - I wish the hop flavors and aromas would dominate the toasted grain malts a touch more but this is a nice warm weather brew. Glad I picked this one up as I'm having it on one of the hottest most humid afternoons in quite a while.

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Pre Game Session from The Unknown Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 26.4% out of 100 with 72 ratings
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