Pale Ale | Minhas Craft Brewery

Pale AlePale Ale
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Pale AlePale Ale

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-03-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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5/5  rDev +49.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Part two of my six-part Berghoff evening tasting, which didn't start off very hearteningly with the Sundown Dark. This one pours a clear light amber topped by a finger of short-lived lightly dirty white foam. The nose comprises light caramel, light black pepper, and a touch of flowers. Things are a tad muted. The taste brings in a touch more hop character, mostly in the form of extra flowers and added greens, but the caramel, which is now drier and more biscuit-y, is still dominant. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Overall, a fairly mediocre pale ale, but, compared to other Minhas brews, at least this one isn't entirely objectionable...just not all that favorable.

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Photo of ferrari29
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured into a Mug shaped glass

A - Beer poured with a brown colored body; a one finger white colored foam formed on the top of the pour; the head did not hold well and dissipated rather quickly; well carbonated; some lacing formed on the side of the glass

S - Ale crispiness; subtle notes of dark fruit scented malts; peanuts; caramel; light odors

T - Dark fruit malt flavors; lager airiness; light flavors of nut and yeast; lacks a lot of bite though; could be more flavorful; some roasted notes

M - Slight stinginess; sour feel on the sides of the tongue and burning; watery but solid body feel; tastes good for an american pale ale; slightly bitter back-end; slightly creamy feel too

D - Alight for an ale; dark fruit flavors were great and enjoyable

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Photo of Duxx
2.06/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: A bottle that does not match the photo on this website. No freshness date seen on the bottle. Pours an appropriate amber color with very little head but some lacing on the glass.

S: No hop aroma with kind of a fruity and possibly oxidized cool-aide smell.

T: I hope I got an oxidize bottle because it was very unpleasant. No hop aroma or flavor. This was labeled as a pale ale...WTF?

M: Low to medium carbonation.

D: I didn't finish this beer. I'll save my liver cells for more flavorful offerings.

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Photo of richkrull
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head on it. Smells a bit spicy, some caramel. Not much hops at all. Taste is about the same. Little bit of aftertaste, not bad though. Relatively smooth feel. Easy drinking beer. Not a great beer in my opinion, but it's alright. I could have a few more, but probably will try something else.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It had an average bronze body that had to be poured hard just to get some head and lace. I felt the body was watery and a little soapy. What little bit of lace there was tight. It has pasture like aroma. Its flavor is grainy and pasture like at first followed by a sweet adjunct like aftertaste. The mouthfeel is somewhat light.

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Photo of YonderWanderer
2.46/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a darker caramel color. A little bit of head. Fairly unimpressive.

S: Some malty sweetness, a hint of caramel. Virtually no hops.

T: Same as the nose. The malt leads this one all the way, but not in a strong manner. The caramel malt taste is there, with a hint of sweetness. Hops are there providing a bit of balance, but for an APA, it needs a bit more of a hop kick. I'm not expecting IPA level, but I expect it to have a hint more bitterness where this has practically none.

M: Thin, average carbonation, and generally average.

D: It's alright. I probably wouldn't go for it again. Worth trying, but there are a lot better APAs out there.

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Photo of Vancer
2.24/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First, the pour - hazy amber with a thin and wispy ivory head. But now, the aroma - another Berghoff brew with this cooked veggie smell. And this is a pale ale!!??!!

Taste is even worse. Cardboard, cooked veggies and no hop presence what-so-ever. Gritty, harsh finish with rotten grain leading the way. I'm afraid that any more Berghoff's will not find themselves in my cart anytime soon.

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Photo of russpowell
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This one kind of gushed as it opened, not a good sign.

Pours a chill-hazed effervescent gold with 2 fingers of rocky sand colored head. Cleared nicely, very good head retention & lacing

S: Cereal notes & lemony hops, plus breadyness

T: Herbal hops, grainyness, slight breadyness, plus some crisp citric notes up front. Breadyness & grainy astringency battle it out as this warms, the astringency almost wins, plus a touch of grapefruit. Finishes pretty crisp, with some nice bready notes, astringency prevents this from pulling a 3.5

MF: Light/medium bodied, poor balance, slightly over carbonated

Drinks alright, but more balance is needed to salvage this, let this warm up quite a bit. Still better than most from this brewery

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Photo of Tone
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow color. 1/3 inch head with decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of bread malt, very slight hops, and slight metallic aroma. With the low bitterness level both in aroma and flavor, I'd say this is a bad example of an American Pale Ale. Smooth and crisp mouth feel with a high carbonation level. There's a strong metallic taste, along with slight malt. Not really picking up hops at - what the heck is going on here. Overall, not a good Pale Ale, at all. I'm not going to try this again or recommend to anyone.

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Photo of hopdog
2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle acquired in trade with JCapriotti (thanks!).

Poured a medium and clear amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel and lemon pledge. Bland tastes of citrus and bready. Nothing really stands out about this except the lemon pledge aroma.

Notes from 4/4/06

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Photo of shadow1961
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Berghoff Pale Ale pours a couple fingers of rocky head over a deep
gold colored brew. Carbonation is steady, the nose is fruity english
ale yeast. The flavor is mild toasty malts balanced by herbal hops.
Mouthfeel is crisp, and there's a bit of grass in the aftertaste. A pretty
decent stab at the English Pale Ale style, this is about the best brew
out of my Berghoff sampler pack. The brew is not bad, but on the other
hand, there's probably a brewery near you that puts out a better Pale
Ale. I wouldn't say it's worth seeking this one out, but if Berghoff's all
you got, hopefully it's this one.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.27/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear light copper color with modest white puffy head. Poor retention. No lacing.

Smell shows a suprisingly strong hop presence, with some hice citrus notes.

Taste blends the malt and hop perfectly. There is enought sweet malt character to balance the hoppiness perfectly. Very refreshinf and tasty.

Leaves a very nice hop/malt taste in the mouth.

Perfect drinkability. Very flavorful. A trult enjoyable taste experience.

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