Haze Charmer
Tröegs Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #984
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,884
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 7.79%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
140
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  17
SCORE
86
Very Good
Haze CharmerHaze Charmer
Notes: Haze Charmer emerges from a soft, swirling cloud of oats and unmalted wheat. Vigorous dry-hopping adds a second phase of haze, propping up the oils of El Dorado and Citra hops. Each sip delivers notes of juicy pineapple, fresh grapefruit and candied peach balanced by a hint of white pine and low bitterness. A soft, juicy and hazy pale ale, Haze Charmer is here to cast its spell on you. We taste: juicy pineapple, fresh grapefruit, candied peach, hint of white pine.

Malt: Honey Malt, Malted Wheat, Oats, Pale Malt, Unmalted Wheat
Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Lotus, Mosaic
Yeast: London 3
Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 140 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Peach63 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is grapefruit, orange, pineapple.

Taste follows nose: grapefruit, orange, pineapple, also a slight pine.

Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Semidry finish.

A very nice hazy Pale Ale.

Aug 24, 2021
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PoppinDon from New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid summer refresher that imparts citrus and mild tropical tones. Oats smooth out any lingering hop bitterness. Plenty of great smelling frothy head. Great beer for those that prefer a palatable pale ale vs an overpowering hop monster. Great session beer on draft.

Aug 19, 2021
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle dated freshest by 9/9/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy pale brownish yellow. Great retention, moderate lacing.

Smells of oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and mango.

Taste is similar to the nose. Citrus, pineapple, mango are noticeable. Very, very slight bitterness on the swallow.

Thin, soft mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Lightly citrusy acidic aftertaste.

Overall, very juicy for a pale ale. For this type of PA, Pseudo Sue is probably the standard. This isn't that good, but it's not terrible.

Aug 18, 2021
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MrOH from Malta

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold, creamy white head, decent retention, awesome lace
Grapefruit, passionfruit, and pineapple aromas
Hop flavors mimic aroma, although more subdued. Oat milk like malt quality
Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation
Not bad, but wouldn't buy again outside of a mix pack.

Jul 02, 2021
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md3kcn from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased as a single can from Kroger for $1.69. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Hazy dark yellow with a wonderfully creamy milk-white head.
S - Very hop-forward. Pineapple, grapefruit peel, and slight stone fruit. An air of sweetness is present, but only a little bit.
T - Candied stone fruit hit me like a bus here! Definitely bitter, but toned down by a sort of floral sweetness. Pineapple and grapefruit are here, but are rounded out by a nice wheat and oat base. Earthy throughout. Mineral finish.
F - Dry. Clean finish. Medium body, with medium carbonation. Refreshing.
O - What a lovely beer to review for my "Aspirant" rank up! A very rounded-out and clean pale ale. Refreshing, but not too drinkable; would pair nicely with summer food. Relatively bitter for the style - I had to do a double-take on the label to ensure it wasn't an IPA! I'll definitely purchase this again as a fridge-stocker beer. Definitely recommend.

Jun 13, 2021
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow orange with an off white head.

Earthy floral notes with hints of grass and citrus.

Earthy and citrus with a touch of bread malt.

Jun 09, 2021
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Jaasoares from Virginia

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orangish yellow color with a big white foamy head which stays for a while ultimately developing a frothy lacing. Pineapple and apple on the nose with pine, hops. Taste follows the nose with the addition of grapefruit for mild tartness and bitterness. Very drinkable pale ale.

Jun 07, 2021
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Best by 8/18/21

Not exactly hazy; more pond water cloudy. Head is a craggy monstrosity. Lotta lacing, though. Hard to rate this on the looks scale. Peach and melon and (I want to say) lemon on the nose. Something bitter and citrusy, anyway. Taste is just a generic fruity hodge-podge. Melon, grape, peach, candied citrus. Thin-bodied and far too effervescent with a weird, lingering low-level bitterness. It's like vomiting after swilling too many screwdrivers or something. I'm not generally a fan of this style to begin with, so it's charms may just escape me, but I don't particularly care for this.

May 31, 2021
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy pale yellow with a 1/4" white head. Moderate lacing was present. Slight pine aroma along with seltzer. Light taste of pineapple, grapefruit and pith, and pine lingering on the finish. Moderate -light body and carbonation. Overall, a bit of an underperformer.

May 13, 2021
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Jeez from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Offering #2 from Troegs. Looks like a healthy bacteria culture with a white foam head. The aroma is a bit floral, a bit fruity, and a bit yeasty with no one smell coming to the forefront. On the other hand, the taste is very focused: punchy dry hops over a backdrop of pineapple and other tropical fruits. Mild bitter aftertaste is not unwelcome. It feels simultaneously smooth and crisp on the tongue. Overall, a very nice hoppy pale ale. I think I'll crack open another.

Apr 03, 2021
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UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a pale straw with lots of haze/ The head is fluffy and white. On the nose it is sweet with piney hops that aren't too strong. There is pine/citrus flavor on the palate and a juicy sweetness. The mouthfeel is thick and bubbly, very well done. Overall,it is a nice easy drinking pale ale.

Mar 22, 2021
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JRybacki from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this once before and just picked it up today for a second go around.
Poured from a 12oz can into a stem glass. Two finger head poured easily and dissipated quickly. Strong lacing on the glass.
Color is nice golden yellow and hazy- opaque.
Aroma is really inviting- each time i took a sniff, i picked up a sweetness of peach notes and then the piney hoppy notes.
Tastes of citrus and pine, with sweet peach notes coming in behind.
Mouthfeel is robust- clean and crisp and hoppy, tingles on the tongue.
Overall, this beer lets you know that pale ales are alive and well and every bit as satisfying as any IPA. The dry hopping brings out complex flavors and mouthfeel and begs you to take another drink.
Well done.

Jan 31, 2021
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

A hazy Pale Ale for a change, one that shows a pale hazy straw hue and a good layer of white froth on top. Smells of orange zest, faint spruce, & passion fruit. Ample amount of crispness in the moderately sized body, some smoothness in there as well. Orangey and pungent with a modest bitterness, lots of hop flavor from middle to end. A lovely quaff, could see having more than one for sure.

Dec 18, 2020
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into a Shaker pint glass.

L---Not even a little bit of haze. It was crystal clear and a rich golden color. Thin, foamy head was white. No real lacing.

S---Fruity, with some breast aromas as well.

T---Tropical & citrus fruit. Breadiness carries over from the nose.

F---Medium bodied. Not very well carbonated.

O---A good offering from an excellent brewery. I wouldn't seek it out, but I wouldn't turn another one down, either.

Nov 06, 2020
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, freshest by 12/09(?)/20; purchased single off shelf... poured into again rinsed-out 14 oz mug)

L: smooth pour nets perfect, yet fleeting foam dome... head/collar doesn't hold; little splotches of lace

S: pineapple and mango fighting each other, roughed-up red grapefruit peel, soft yet supple underlying floral jelly... great intensity, yet muddled mess lacking clarity

T: tropical (passionfruit? guava?), chlorophyll-ic nectar, the former unanticipated; mildly bitter-spicy aftertaste, with a note of vegetal pineapple rind; relatively dry... second sip seems to sport a fruited oatmeal tone... subsequent sips are just tropical nectar essence, vegetal bite, with a soupy, semi-cereal-like malt juice

F: very clean, smooth, nearly light-bodied, save for silky resins... pleasure pressure

O: rather flavorful, balanced, and enjoyable, but I couldn't quite see having more than one in a sitting... ugh, I'm really on the fence with this... well-conceived, dry, drinkable... gotta determine some food pairings (grilled shrimp w/ lime springs to mind)... I'll tread back to this; can't stop sipping, damn! (1683)

Sep 15, 2020
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DuaneL from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a nice one - fruity and appealing in the summer. Nice that it's a hazy ALE, not IPA.
So not so in-your-face hoppy as many Hazies are-- more laid back, and that's good.

Aug 23, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Two 12 oz. bottles poured into a clear glass liter mug revealed an attractive cloudy light amber liquid. There's sufficient head atop, but very little glass lacing trails. A faint smell of the hop combination reduces my hopes based on the appearance. The nose knows, at least this time. This is disappointingly weak in the major taste categories for Pale Ales. It's a lightweight, no malt body and no bite from a potentially good hop combination. Another example of what happens when the contributions of barley malt are eschewed. At least it's not overly wheaty. It is mildly refreshing, but so is seltzer.

Aug 03, 2020
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one at Annie Bailey's Irish Pub in Lancaster. Very light and refreshing. Definite white pine aroma and then preachy in the mouth. Could have used a little more bitterness for me, but this light IPA was a nice drinkable beer.

Jul 27, 2020
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skisonic from Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a bottle, fresh and beautifully carbonated; Hazy but it's a clear, see-thru pale straw still with a nice amber core. Smells bright and juicy which accentuates the citrusy flavor, mild and sweet like an orange or tangerine in this case. At 5.5 and 10 bucks a 6 pack, its a nice hazy intro. This might be a go-to session hazy for the rest of the summer.

Jul 26, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.01/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: pours a hazy golden body with white head with nice retention and lacing.
S: sweet, lemongrass, and some yeasty notes
T: sweet, light, orange juice taste; slight citrus rind finish
M: thin bodied; somewhat refreshing
O: ok overall but nothing too impressive.

Jul 09, 2020
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BFCarr from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow from the 12oz can with a thin whit head. Aroma is floral hops and pleasant. Taste is mildly hopy with a lot of malt in the mix, not overly bitter. Feel is very good with nice coating and viscosity. Overall at 5.5% it’s hard to beat and easy to drink a few.

Jul 03, 2020
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jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw hue with a fluffy white head, not too sticky on my pint glass. Aroma is mainly fresh, leafy hop and a very mild biscuity malt. Flavor is more of the fresh hop - the pine needle and fresh cut grass variety. Slight hit of toasty malt underneath...blink and you’ll miss it. Good carbonation, solid hop flavor but still pretty drinkable.

Jun 29, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into narrow tumbler: color is hazy straw, translucent, head is brighter white with fine bubbles, presenting at least 1 inch thick and then dissipating to solid near 1/2 inch top with lacing on the glass sides

Smell is citrus, some pineapple, light malt, hint of wheat, hops come back around with herbs and grass.

Taste is grapefruit pith, some lemon rind, citrus juice, maybe some light tropical notes, pleasant malt flavor with the blend of honey, oat, wheat, pale making subtle notes known, but then overtaken by the bittering presence.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, crisp, light sweetness, then drying bitterness.

Overall a 'pale ale' in name but this seems more like a lighter IPA in terms of light maltiness and crisp bitterness.

Jun 20, 2020
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Bluecrow from New York

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-very pale yellow, and cloudy, can pour with a 1 cm foam cap and a light aroma of lemon and orange. The flavor is of orange zest with a hint of mint.
The finish is dry with low to moderate hop bitterness. This is crisp and refreshing.

Jun 18, 2020
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Single, 12 ounce can copped from Crown Liquors in Vauxhall. Pours a golden, lucid hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with notes of apple and pear. Watered-down rendition of a style typically nailed by Troegs. Nothing special.

Jun 16, 2020
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 140 ratings