CB's English Pale Ale | CB Craft Brewers

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CB's English Pale AleCB's English Pale Ale

Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2002

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Nonic, served cool.

Hazy Amber with a tall, sandy, khaki head. nice lacing.

quite malty on the nose, like fresh bread.

nice mouthfeel; soft but nicely carbonated.

Sultanas, wheat bread, this is a malty beer with the hops maybe a tad underpowered, Slight bitterness at the end.

Thick and bready, nice looking, good tasting. Not bad but needs a little less malt and a little bit more hops..

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass
Edit:After giving this beer a few more tries I am changing the ratings, goes great with any meal that I have tried it with, one of the only beers that I have found that I like to eat while I drink it. However I still do not care for the beer on it's own, but do like it better than I originally did.
If you don't like this beer on the first try, give it a couple of extra chances, try it with a meal.

A: Crystal clear copper brown. Bright white head about 2 fingers high that disappeared almost immediately.

S: Smelled like freshly milled caramel malt, no hop aroma that I noticed.

T: Tasted like I was chewing on a handful of caramel malt, then ended with bitterness that complimented the malt. However I didn't much care for this flavor.

M: Creamy, absolutely no astringency, bitterness lingers for a while after drinking.

O: Didn't really care for this beer, flavory was completely dominated by specialty grains.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't remember who I got this from, but it was definitely part of a BIF. 12oz bottle into a Fullers nonic.

A: Slightly hazy copper color, no real head to speak of forms, just a few bubbles. A few bubbles lazily move through the glass. A nice color though.

S: Big time malts, lots of caramel and honey, smells quite bready and even a bit biscuity. No real hops to speak of, lots and lots of grainy, caramel malts. A slightly fruity yeast ester as well.

T: Not nearly as sweet as I had anticipated, grainy and fairly malty with a few hints of caramel, earthy/woody hop profile with a fair amount of hop resins that linger on the tongue with a fair amount of bitterness. Pretty tasty stuff really.

M: A lot lighter than I had anticipated from the nose, light carbonation, and a dry finish with a lingering hoppy bitterness.

O: Not a bad beer at all, a little more of a hoppy presence in the nose would really make this shine, regardless this is a nice little pale ale that I would definitely drink again.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Wegman's in Syracuse. Overall the character was fairly mellow, but I can see this making a great cask ale. The beer opened with a dry mix of dark bread and toffee, and finished with earthy citrus hops. This hops and barley are well balanced and make for a fine beer, but the character is just a too mild for a 5.1% beer.

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3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color; very good retention from the head and a nice pattern of lace is left behind

Smell: Toasted bread with a hint of butterscotch and earthy hops

Taste: Bready, up front, with a layer of butterscotch arriving in the middle, along with the tea-like, herbaceous hops; after the swallow, the butterscotch lingers on the palate, though the overall effect is somewhat bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A decent EPA and while diacetyl is not inappropriate for the style, there is just a bit too much butterscotch for my preference

Thanks, sliverx, for the opportunity

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

another CB brew... they are my one of my top local brews.

A- darkened orange with a heightened shroom foam on the sides of the brew

S- dry and musty malt. It's not really inviting as you would want but there are nutty themes there.

T- a bold and rusty taste that lingers. Makes you think of the old country. Not bad

M- creamy and not bad

D- a good beer that focuses on a dry and bland flavor for the brew. Aged fruit is the key and it's not bad

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3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange, one finger foam head, dissipates quickly, some lacing.

S-Floral and Citrus notes

T-Ends with some bitterness, the floral and citrus notes start off.

M-Light and some carbonation

D-Drinkable but could either be lighter or hoppier, seems like it is in the middle of the two extremes that the style can be.

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3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is simple; large letters EPA with small graphics of barley and a heraldic flag. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1/2 finger of light tan head. This settles quickly to a thin, complete layer of foam leaving some lacing behind. The beer itself is a bright mahogany and perfectly clear. No sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Very sweet butterscotch malt with hints of toffee and caramel and a distinct husky graininess.

Taste: Decent carbonation bite upfront followed by a more mellow version of those aromas which appeared in the smell. Sweet, bready malt upfront with a a subtle layer of mild hops in the finish. Finishes rich and sweet.

Mouthfeel: higher than average carbonation level. Body is very good, thick and viscous.

Drinkability: A good example of the style with maybe a hint too much sweetness and carbonation. Enjoyable overall and easy to drink.

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CB's English Pale Ale from CB Craft Brewers
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