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


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The Pura Pale is made with only one malt coming from the Warminster maltery in England. Of English conception, this beer is hopped with Challenger, Fuggles and Cascade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially large, creamy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot, peach), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of gum, pepper, plum, dried pineapple. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, soft/lively carbonation. If you like brews like Thiriez Extra or Taras Boulba (the nose reminds me of the latter quite a bit), you’re in for a real treat. Beautiful balance (could drink liters of this...succulent juicy malt with just enough bitterness to beg sip after sip), very clean, very enticing nose, delightful texture, lovely appearance...there isn’t anything it does wrong and it does an awful lot right...a 4+ level beer without question. I wish it wasn’t so pricey but at least it’s world class quality...I will gladly give brewers of this caliber my dough, just not the mediocre-and-worse brewers who simply jack up prices because they can get away with it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8496) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 bottle-conditioned 750ml. lightly hazed gold body with an average sized white head but little retention. delightful toasted buttered biscuit malt profile with a musty and herbal Fuggle hop aroma accented by the apricot, lemon, peach and floral qualities of the Cascade. some bit of fruit cocktail / maraschino cherry shows up as it opens, along with a hint of perm solution and pear. mildly coarse grains give it a roughness that isn’t completely tempered by the natural carbonation. lemon pith hop flavor and banana esters develop late. mostly dry with medium bitterness and medium high acid. the excess of burnt crackers overwhelms the otherwise delicate flavors at play here, and the cascade fruit and English noble moss / must / spice seem to work well together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1188) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 10, 2012
Grifo. Vaso de Pinta. Saboreada en sep´11 -más algunas botellas de 500ml que han caído desde entonces-. Color dorado y apariencia algo velada. Espuma marfil y corona esponjosa con bastante buena retención. En nariz aromas florales, de moderado malteado, toques herbales y cítricos y notas terrosas. Amargor áspero seguido por un sabor ligeramente cítrico te limpia la boca; se agradece los matices de frutas y estrés con textura de toffee que equilibran el perfil de sabores. Leve granulado y astringencia en el intermedio. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada.Final amargo y seco redondeado por un sutil retrogusto de madera resinosa. Buena y refrescante asimilación. Una auténtica Ale Artesana. On-tap. Pint glass. Some 500ml bottles have been enjoyed too since sep´11. Golden yellow color, chill haze appearance. Off-white froth & foamy crown. Fairly good retention. Floral, mild maltiness, herbal touches & citric to the nose, earthy notes too. Rough bitterness followed by slightly lemony flavor cleans your mouth, helpfully fruity/estery hues & toffee texture balance the overall tasting profile. Moderate grainy & astringent in the middle. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Dry bitter finish rounded by subtle woody/resiny aftertaste. Easy drinkability. A real Artisan Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6280) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2012
leggermente ambrata schiuma media discreta persistenza radice discreto amaro non molto corpo erbaceo leggero agrume

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2520) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2012
500ml bottle. Light gold colour. Light body and average carbonation. Herbal aromas. White head, some persistance, somelacing. Taste is light bitter, with some fruit. Average dry finish. Easy to drink, enjoyable, but nothing impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2012
Moeder Lambic, Brux, B. Tap, 200312. Amber with white head. Aroma of citrus and peach. Flavour with malt and fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4738) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Band aid aromas. Sweet grassy bread upfront turning to mild band aid in the lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours orange tinged gold with a foamy/creamy off-white head. Floral over light caramel for aroma. Med + body. Frothy carb. Flavor is pretty hoppy - but mostly floral with some fruit. But at the end the bitter really attacked the sides of my tongue. Then it released me. Then it did it again. It’s far from NW bitter, but it’s got a lot of non-harsh hop bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cipressaia (53) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2011
Pinta alla brasserie 4:20, aspetto oro-arancio, aroma floreale, fruttato, al palato debole, poco corpo, acquosa, armonica, corta, niente di speciale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2011
courtesy of the Erzbierschofs - dark blond beer with a little foam left; aroma of celeri with some aromatic hops; creamy palate, sharp on the tongue, quite dry, medium-bodied, unclean hoppy finish with more notes of vegetables and DMS

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