Dageraad Brewing

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Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #33
Ranked #13,408
4.01 | pDev: 5.74%
Dageraad Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
Very Good
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 35 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of altstadt
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold color. Thin head made of medium sized bubbles; quickly dropped down to a patchy skiff, leaving no lacing. Not very many bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smells slightly sweet, with a slight barnyard and some yeasty scents. Almost spicy. Swirling the glass kicked up a bit more barnyard and spice.

Front loaded with some sweet fruit flavor, followed up with light malt, yeast, and some light floral hops. The aftertaste is hoppy with mild bitters and a slight barnyard towards the end.

Partially turns into a coarse foam with most of it staying as a liquid, as expected from the lower level of carbonation. Medium body.

Light clean flavors. Good bitterness level. Nothing jumps out of the flavor base. This is satisfying for any time of year.

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Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is yeast focused, with light fruits and som bubblegum. The coriander is present lightly. Flavour is similar, with a bready malt flavour joining in. Simple but pleasant.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely pour with pillowy head. Floral and spicy aroma. Flavour is heavier to spicy corriander with a background hop presence. Malts are slightly fruity and blend well with the spicing and hopping. Very drinkable and appropriately named table beer

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Photo of Derek
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

CBA 2016 Gold!

Pours a nice head, some retention, great lace.

Aroma is spicy with underlying tropical fruit.

Great spice flavour that's not too phenolic. Some candied tropical fruit, light biscuit, restrained bitterness.

Great mouthfeel for its weight.

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy golden straw. Topped with a decent enough fluff of white head. Dissipates fairly quickly and leaves behind some hints of lace and a Pangaea of surface foam.

Aromatics: Very up front with the yeast and bread with some leafy florals and hints of coriander spice which is almost too subtle to pick out if you didn't read the ingredients. There is a mild effluvium of citrus that floats about as well drawing all the aromas together.

Taste: Complex blend of pale malts and yeast with the coriander which is more pronounced in the flavour than the nose. There is a slight graininess and the floral-ness carries through the bitter.

Mouth: Carbination appears to be minimal, but has a way of snapping and popping with each sip. I'd say light side of medium body, and the hoppy bitter and spice hold hands at the finish and loiter a bit.

Overall: A great example of a Belgian, I think I'll name him Mathéo. He is a great companion, easy to get along with. Enjoy his company and embrace his friendship. He can be a bit cynical and bitter, but his sweet kindness more than balances him out.

Pairing: The flavours don't really jump out here, it is a fabulous complexity of flavours which makes pairing both easy and hard... you don't want to over do it. I'm going to say keep to simple one/two sided flavour profiles that are not specifically on taste - for example pretzels are probably too salty. I think a simple pasta and sauce, chicken with a wild mushroom alfredo, or spring green based pesto with bowtie pasta.

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Photo of papat444
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Derek for this one. Poured from a bomber.

A completely hazy light yellow body fills the glass, average retention and lacing though. Bit of pineapple in the flavor with Belgian fruity esters, light spices and dry lemon. Quite refreshing.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a mighty agreeable beer. Dageraad has their act together, and Burnabarian is another fine example. If you are a fan of this style, you will be happy with this brew. It is light on the nose and palate, with plenty of Belgian yeast, sweetness and floral notes. It's not my "cup of tea", but I definitely understand why it has received such a positive reception on BA.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber poured into tulip 21/12/15

A clear bright yellow liquid with very fine suspended particles upon a closer look, a thumbs width of loose soapy head slowly falls to a thick film leaving lots of random lace

S grassy and floral hops with heaps of coriander and pepper, some citrus and bread round things out, not much complexity but its smells strong

T noble notes and a little citrus mix with the nose, plenty of flavor for a session brew, this is how a Belgian would brew a pilsner

M light, soft and fluffy, has a crisp and nearly clean finish with just a little grass

O I could just pour this stuff into my face, I'm loving the Belgian yeast with a heavy blast of noble hops, one of the more drinkable brews I've had recently and I wish I knew about this stuff when the hot sun was overhead

I'm thinking I need to get better acquainted with this brewery, I love Belgian styles and their reputation just keeps growing in this area

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Photo of EspressoGuy
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice clean yeasty coriander but not much complexity; so nice and fresh, balanced, clean delicate finish, just enough bitterness to give it backbone; a surprisingly full bodied beer considering it's only 4.5% alc; this is a great lower alcohol beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, awesome to see more of this Belgian-happy Lower Mainland brewery's products making their way to Alberta. Cool, I guess, ode to their hometown in the choice of name here.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with one fat finger of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly chalky white head, which leaves some random geographical formation lace around the glass as it slowly settles.

It smells of bready, rather doughy pale malt, sedate coriander, a further wet white cracker thing, and plain leafy, earthy, and somewhat floral noble hops. The taste is grainy, bready pale malt, more earthy yeast, a still subtle coriander and white pepper spice, and more leafy, weedy, and increasingly floral hop bitters.

The carbonation is quite understated and yet efficient at tickling my willing palate, the body medium-light in weight, and fairly smooth, the proclaimed oats ably fulfilling their part of the contract, you can bet your bottom dollar. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, the multifaceted malt persisting well, while the spice and hops spend their remaining time searching for the punch-out clock.

Once again, this brewery nails the Belgian style that they're aiming for - here, it's an easy-drinking, well-flavoured table beer, one which belies the lower than 'standard' ABV. My only problem, if I must, is the incongruous ambiance of a rainy September day - though that should take absolutely nothing away from the quality inherent in Burnabarian.

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Photo of ZachT
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the most flavourful session beers to come out of BC this year! Fantastic belgian yeast character, I would have easily guessed this had 5.5 or 6.0% ABV, but at 4.5%, well done!

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Photo of Svingjo
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This poured a cloudy golden colour with a thick white head that eventually laced the glass and layered the liquid. It has quite a floral nose with coriander and spice. There is a yeastiness brought to the forefront but it is well balanced with a good dose of malt and spices. It has a nice medium body with a carbonation that is strong at first but quickly smooths itself out. Picked up a Boston Growler at the brewery at looking forward to a refill.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Brewery tafelbier (table beer) made with oats and spices. Thanks to Mitch for the growler.

A: Slightly hazy light amber with nice white lacing a a small amount of white head.

S: Yeast, coriander, spice and flowers.

T: Complex malt, spice, flowers, coriander, and pleasant yeast.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium to low level of carbonation.

O: Delicious. At 4.5% this would go well in 330 mL bottle 4 or 6 packs. Dry hopping with different varieties such as Belma, Green Bullet, Strisselspalt, Brewer's Gold, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, Pacifica, Citra or Amarillo would send this beer into the stratosphere.

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Burnabarian from Dageraad Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 35 ratings