Pale Ale | Speight’s Ale House

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Pale AlePale Ale

Brewed by:
Speight’s Ale House
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-15-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.22/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tried at the brewery, late Oct 2005.

Very unispiring brew this one, considering it was the first of their "craft range" I tried. Very weak watery looking dark amber, some head, but not much.

Smell was very bland. Almost nothing there, a little malty sweetness, but that was about it.

Taste was just about the same. A little sweetness followed by a hint of dry bitterness. Almost nothing to detect, very bland, no character, no depth. You could drink it, but I wouldn't recommend it.

I actually thought their run-of-the-mill Gold Medal Ale was better than this one.

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Photo of koolk
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

NZ trip Jan/Feb '04

A member of Speight's Craft range.

Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with some hints of esters.

Palate is clean, crisp and a touch creamy. Only some slight bitterness. Fruit flavours with only a hint of malt. Very nice.

Good Pale Ale, and at $10.50NZ / 6 pack an absolute bargin!

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Photo of alexgash
3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, golden yellow-straw body. Clingy, white head. Smells of honey-dipped biscuits, caramel-coated fruit malt with slight butteriness. Restrained hop zest/bitterness. Moderately sweet, vague malt base. Light hay and butter. A touch of toffee perhaps. Hops are a little spicy and herbal and otherwise vegetal. Mediocre. LIght-bodied PA, with residual stickiness. Dry finish. Doesn't stand out.

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Pale Ale from Speight’s Ale House
2.93 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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