Frankfurt Pale Ale

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Pale Ale - American
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3.35 | pDev: 22.09%
Dec 02, 2017
Jul 26, 2014
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3.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2017
1.83 by clarknova from Germany on Apr 04, 2017
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3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by dgilks from Australia

On tap at the brewery in Frankfurt. Possibly a little stale with not much going on in the aroma. Quite malty with a touch of piney hop character on the palate. Sort of meets the English IPA category but isn't billed as that.

Apr 13, 2015
3.98 by jeff1973 from California on Apr 01, 2015
3.5 by gfg0020 from Texas on Sep 17, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by boddhitree from Germany

Appearance: Dark orange to bright amber, cloudy due to being less than 3 weeks old, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. It has a nice healthy cream white head.

Aroma: Not a lot here, some pils malt, sweetness from München malt, but no hop aroma

Up front: some spice and c-hop bitterness, sweet malty flavor, a good amount of toast and pale malt. Quite complex. Also come citrus and other fruitiness, more like grapefruit.

Mid: Much more bitterness here, not much Noble hop floweriness- and even more sweetness of pale ale maltiess, almost toasted but more into biscuit flavors. Here is where you taste it's a pale ale.

Back: More roasted malts, quite sweet, some into caramel, into hot alcohol notes, which sounds bad but really it's good b/c it gives it a warm spiciness. You can also taste fruitiness from the hops, though it's hard to place exactly which fruit, but it's a savory flavor.

Aftertaste: Lots of sweet malts and bitterness linger, with the bitterness being what's mostly left in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel: Thick creamy like a German beer should be. Gemütlich in the mouth.

Overall: An excellent beer! The aroma was really the only disappointment, here. I love the complexity of the flavors, sharp bitterness, not too much, just right in the Goldilocks zone. It's got lots of pale and pils malt flavots, and even Münchener malt caramel. There's just enough fruitiness mixed in to give it a wonderful mysterious flavor.

Jul 26, 2014
Frankfurt Pale Ale from Braustil
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 6 ratings