Brewed by Masia Agullons
Style: English Pale Ale
Sant Joan de Mediona, Spain
Serve in English pint


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Named after the brewer’s first son, Bruno, this is the Pura Pale’s little sister, brewed with a touch of crystal malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Crimson with rusty highlights. Pasty dirty-white head exhibits good retention. Potently phenolic and estery nose comprised of dried strawberry, pecan skin, leather, breadcrust, black licorice, apricot, butter toffee, plum jam, dried leaves. Heavenly saliva-inudcing dusty yeast character. Soft, natural carbonation. Upfront burst of plasticlike phenols is curtailed by remarkably clean, lush and dextrinous British malt character. Robust breadcrust edginess accentuates the firm pale malt-derived cookielike snap which contrasts with the bouncier vanilla and toffee-glazed-nut base. Wonderfully deep, fat, and creamy malt. Peppery hops lend subtle appetizing acids along with a rustic twinge of autumn leaves and soft tealike flavors. Ripe red plum flesh and dried leather contribute more lift and drinkability while hops steadily tease with a gently coarse earthy bitterness. Finishes flawlessly balanced and cleanly attenuated with a sassafras root dryness kissed with succulent esters and prolonged beefy malt. A deceptively simple beer, which means most folks here likely won’t give it a second glance. Which is unfortunate considering how rare it is to find these foundational styles so well-balanced, devoid of flaw, and endlessly drinkable. But hats off to Masia Agullons for doing just that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbierlover (580) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2012
Nothing really special. Hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy (citrus, grassy) with some biscuits. Refreshing, nothing more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
rbwg 2012. Hazy amber color with ivory head. Dry earthy hop, dusty caramel aromas. medium body. Lightly sweet caramel flavors with floral, earhty hoppage--good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of herbal, pine, grass, and light mint. Flavor of herbs, grass, florals, and earth with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) coudy orange with soapy white bubbles. Nose is herbal, lightly fruity, grassy, and some light citrus. Taste of grass, grapefruit but not bitter, orange pulp, light biscuit/cracker, herbal. Oily body, herbal linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2/24/12. 750mL bottle. Hazy orange-ish pour with a nice khaki head that fades to a ring. Slightly fruity aroma with a bit of citrus, minerals, earthy hops, and dry malts. Malty, almost papery flavor with touches of citrus, must, and minerals. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very hazy amber with a foamy transient beige head. It’s a great aroma - perfumey/floral. Full bodied. It’s lightly spicy. It’s firmly malty. It’s very floral. It’s delicious. Think they nailed, nay, improved, the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hergee (35) - Hasselt, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2011
Deep ambery brown colour, medium foam. Aroma is malts and hops. Flavour is fruity, spiced and hopped!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9077) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2011
courtesy of the Erzbierschofs - hazy amber beer with a little foam left; aroma of corn, biscuit and almonds; medium-bodied with a light bitterness; gently sticky, slightly dry and chewy malty, almondy finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GBZ59 (988) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 14, 2011
Botella de 500ml servida en Vaso de Pinta. Saboreada en Jun´11 Brota con color cobrizo claro. Espuma beige amarillenta, copiosa y densa con bastante buena retención y bonito encaje en las paredes. Aroma malteado con matices de madera y chocolate subyacente. Trazos de aroma a pan. Inicio de agradable y dulce amargor con notas de bayas y recuerdos de platano en boca. Oleosa y mantecosa. Sorprendente cuerpo intenso para tan poco ABV y carbonatación media. Lígero picor alcoholico. Los esteres parecen dominar el sabor pero, finalmente, el lúpulo gana la partida con un amargor envolvente.El retrogusto es de sutil chocolate. Muy buena asimilación y sensación muy refrescante.Excelente lupulización combinando amargor y aroma en adecuado equilibrio.500ml bottle served into a Pint glass.Enjoyed on Jun´11.Pours light copper in color.Yellowish beige froth, copious & dense.Fairly well retention & nice lacing left on sides.Malty aroma, hints of wood & chocolate underneath.Slightly bready hues,too.Starts with a gentle & sweet bitterness, notes of berries & mildy banana.Kind oily & viscosity sensation. A surprising full body unexpected in a medium ABV beer.Medium-low carbonation.Light scratchy alcohol hues.Esters look like dominating but finally hops win the match leaving an all-around bitterness. Subtle chocolate aftertaste.Very good drinkability & refreshing sensation.Excelent hoppy profile combining bitterness & aroma in a correct balance.

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