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Almanac Extra Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our Belgian-style Extra Pale Ale is brewed with heaps of sweet Mandarin oranges from Blossom Bluff Farms and California two-row barley. We dry-hop with generous doses of aromatic Cascade and Columbus hops and finish the beer with a hint of lightly toasted American oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7316) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015
Big offwhite head. Hazy deep amber body because of massive amounts of floaties. Spicy freshly cut wood aroma with honey notes. Dry resiny spicy taste with papery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, flat mouthfeel. Dry wooden honey aftertaste with resiny fruity notes. Tastes like this was a good beer, but it’s now too old. Should rerate. (0.355l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4138) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy golden with an average, off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, flowery notes and herbal hops. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Almanac Extra Pale Ale ].
ABV: 6.8%. Clear medium to dark orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, pine - wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet mandarin, orange, pine, dry, hop bitter, late finish is zest bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20141121]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle ambrata velata lieve ossidazione scorza agrume lieve erbaceo vegetale discreto amaro legno resina discreta secchezza nota speziata

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (346) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar, on sale for 75 cents. Pours rich dark gold with a nice, thick, creamy, white head that leaves decent lacing, with visible little bubbles. Aroma of mandarin orange, light caramel, and grapefruit. Has a nice snappy feel on the tongue, quite refreshing. I normally don’t like American high alpha hops but this works for me. A little too heavy on the hops, not what I would associate with a Belgian ale. Almost into American IPA range. Has a biscuit like flavor. The hops leave an earthy, bitter aftertaste, they seem to overwhelm the mandarin orange. It’s nice overall but I prefer low alpha hops like a traditional Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
@ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm 14-11-8: En ganska änkelhumlad pale ale med tydlig gräsig touch. Fin beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (8026) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller Stockholm. Hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma of light hops, caramel, biscuits and some grapefruit. Similar taste. The finish was medium bitter. I wonder how fresh the bottle was?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle (35 cl) from beergium.be. Shady deep golden with some floaters. Bready and slightly bisquity malt aroma, floral and perfumy hops, some citric fruity notes. Light to mmedium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - OCT 17, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Cervezorama 2.0. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, ligeramente citrico, a lupulo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2014
Molt bona cervesa, molt aromŕtica i maltosa, molt gust a cítrics perň amb tons resinosos. Muy buena cerveza, muy aromática y maltosa, mucho sabor a cítricos pero con toques resinosos.

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