Dancing Pierre | Central 28 Beer Co.

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central 28 Beer Co.
Florida, United States
central28beer.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This golden Belgian-style unfiltered pale ale dances along the incredibly delicate balance between fruity, spicy aromatics, assertive bitterness, and deep malt character. It’s a difficult balance, depending on taking just the right steps. We think of it as slightly akin to riding on a unicycle while juggling. Never easy but always impressive.

Original gravity 14.5 degrees plato; 30 ibu’s

Added by KensWorld on 11-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,195
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by mattsdenney:
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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from Florida.
This has a slightly hazy amber body with fine-grained visible carbonation. Very good head.
Spicy and yeasty with both the Belgian and Pale Ale (hops) clearly evident. Good balance for style, with a nice bready aspect in the finish and aftertaste.

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Photo of jworkman
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Central 28 Beer Co. "Dancing Pierre Belgian-style Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, no apparent freshness dating
$1.99 @ Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL

Look: Cloudy orange-amber body beneath a pillowy head of white that settles slowly to a thin cap, and eventual collar. Lacing is average.

Smell: There's something slightly off-putting in the very first whiff, followed by light spice. As you take a few more whiffs it become more acceptable, and spicy (cardamom. clove. cinnamon?). Is the odd note some dead yeast? Doubtful. I initially thought of it as salty (and it is mineralish), but the flavor is not salty. Nor is there anything off-putting in the flavor. Nor does the beer seem old... perhaps my nose is just extra sensitive at this moment. ... the more I look at it I think it is just yeast, and not dead yeast either. I also find dried apricot which may be contributing, and it's floral as well... probably just a personal thing that I'm not even truly aware of. Moving forward...

Taste: Solid, bready and gently caramel-accented malt combined with apricot and raisin dusted with spice. The cardamom and apricot seem to come forward first, followed by clove, and then the raisin followed by cinnamon in the finish. It's a nice transition that finishes with a dollop of sweetness that's balanced by a firm bitterness, and surrounded by floral, fruity, mineralish and spicy notes.

Feel: Medium-light and effervescent. It's initially quite crisp, but softens fairly easily as it warms.

Overall: My conclusion on the off-putting note that I found in the aroma is that it is indeed personal. Once warmed I find that the floral note (I'm thinking Asiatic Lily, probably coming from the cardamom), the mineral component from the yeast (crushed granite and chalk/calcium carbonate), and the dried apricot fruitiness (also from the yeast) are all fairly strong, and that in combined form they're probably a bit too much for me - hence, off-putting, and I'm guessing that's not the case for everyone (I have a sensitive nose). The flavor, however, works for me. It IS a difficult balancing act as they've suggested on the label, and it is impressive as well, as they've also suggested. I'll throw in that it's also unique. I've had beers that offer the same components, but I've never had one that ties them all together, and certainly not one that does it so well.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4 oz pour

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Photo of ninaturner
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gdub
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbrown
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd53grif
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greengorilla
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satorn
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewview
4.57/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spectru
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light amber ale with just a hint of haziness, the head dissipated almost immediately, almost no lacing; A pleasant smell, hints of sweet fruit; Mouthfeel is quite smooth, moderately carbonated; Flavor is mild, pleasant, slightly sweet, unremarkable. I wouldn't turn it down, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of babaracas
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber, fizzy off-white head, nothing on the glass. Smell: lightly bready, caramel, clove, red apple, coriander, orange note. Taste: pear, a little caramel, clove, coriander, spicy hopping melds well. Lighter bodied, finish is a bit spice heavy. Pretty tasty yeast driven Belgian pale.

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Dancing Pierre from Central 28 Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 22 ratings