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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
With an appealing amber color, this brew has a perfect balance of caramel malt and spicy hop flavors. The Munich malt in this recipe lends a rich mouth feel, while generous additions of Pacific-Northwest hops complete the balance. Try a pint of Pale with the Salmon Gyros, Falafel or Alameda Dip.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/7/13. Bottle says 5%. 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark copper color. The head is a dinky looking half finger white shade. It doesnít fade away to nothing in record time, but it certainly doesnít look impressive. A minor amount of lacing is left on the glass. One really has to pour aggressively to give any sort of decent head. S: Hm. This really smells like a English-style pale ale. Itís heavy on caramel, toffee, brown sugar, marzipan, and a touch of earthy hops. A combination of nuttiness and even chocolate appears after it warms up sufficiently. This is definitely miscategorized - but as a bitter, it works well. T: By gawd, smakawhat wasnít kidding when he said this was a bit chocolaty. Earthy, piny hops are the first flavors I note; after that, the malts take over. They have a very caramel-esque, vaguely sweet tone to them - and yes, thereís even some notes of chocolate, nuts, apples, and vanilla. What the hell is this? An ESB? Maybe a hoppy brown ale? Or a defanged Arrogant Bastard clone? I donít know at all. Iíll give it some credit - it drinks like itís bigger than 5%. But at the same token...it drinks like itís bigger than 5%. M: Both the nutty, chocolaty, and hoppy characteristics all conspire to give this a dry finish. Itís a rough kind of dry, though. It suffers from the typical pratfall of many beers with a prevalent crystal malt backbone - itís too coarse near the finish. The aforementioned coarseness doesnít fit the lingering syrupy buildup on the palate, either. I probably would have enjoyed this more if the mouthfeel didnít get in the way of the flavor profile. O: Not sure how itís called an APA here, this is very much English-style. Decent, just donít expect anything close to SNPA. Do expect to find it wearing Union Jack knickers should you ever decide to pull its pants down, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2016
354ml can (random place, Czech). Hazy amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Sweet, caramel, fruity and american in aroma. Nutty, caramel, fruity and some citrus in taste. Happens.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2016
super 354ml can (?, Czechia)
Huge sweet malty aroma, heavy caramel. Nice deep orange, brief head. Palate is unfortunatley both sweet and sticky,and also harshly bitter. Pretty sticky mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (2302) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle. Orange color, white foam. Aroma: citrus, tropical fruits and nectar, sweet Taste: fresh, malt, honeydew, citrus, raspberry, pleasant mild bitterness, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (2318) - PORTUGAL - AUG 8, 2016
33cl can. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Caramel, toffee and light liquorice in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is sweet at start with caramel notes and more bitter towards the end. Overall, nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithe (1529) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2016
(can 0,33l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Strong malty, toasty, caramel, sweet, later light fruity.
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color. Minimal, off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, malty, caramel, medium bitter, some neutral hops.
Palate: Medium body. Bitter finish.
Overall: Interesting. Malty ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (1825) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Very, very fruity aroma with a lot of earthy undertones. Taste is lightly malted, massively citric, and dry texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Canned (thanks MT). Hazy goldeny amber colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy and mildly earthy and grassy notes. Flavour is honey, some sweet malts, mild bready notes as well as some floral and fruity notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
seehaferb23 (205) - - JUN 7, 2016
The approximate cost of this was $5 at NW Growlers located in Sherwood, Oregon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10132) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2016
BŁchse: Orangey coloured, hazy, big beaten-egg-white-like head; dry citrussy nose with piney traces, even though dry, caramel is detectable, too; dryish bitter flavour with a well hidden sweetness, barely medium bodied, a certain tartness is detectable in the dry - again - bitter and citrussy finish. Not bad, but quite one-dimensionalÖ

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