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Poleeko Pale Ale is an exceptionally flavorful and well-balanced beer. With a bright, citrus hop profile and mild malt flavors reminiscent of English biscuits, the aromas of pink grapefruit and lemon zest compliment the brisk, balanced finish to create a truly refined American Pale Ale.

MALTS: Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L)
HOPS: Columbus, Nugget, Cascade

Note: Formerly Poleeko Gold Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanEric (1122) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
Bottle from AH. Golden blonde colour, minimal head. Frsh. somewhat hoppy, citrus especially. Citrus soapy taste, maybe from the cascade hops. Not bd but not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4159) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from local AH. Nose is hoppy, bit of sweat, sulphur, onion, and some other odd unidentifyable aromas. Flavour is light hoppy, malty, bit of caramel, light bodied. Finish is fairly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (502) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
Clear, golden beer with a white head, low carbonation. Tastes like malt, some hops, grapefruit and lemon, biscuit and slight flowery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1119) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
355ml. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma floral, citrus, biscuit, caramel.
Taste caramel sweets, citrusy bitters.
Mouthfeel thin, dry.
Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (950) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
35,5cl flesje via AH, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 5% Uitgeschonken in Kaapse Brouwers glas Uiterlijk: goudblond, kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: fris, licht fruitig als citrus, flink bittertje, licht bloemig Conclusie: IPA met dominante bitter, andere typerende smaken komen niet voldoende door. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Golden color. Floral notes and hints of soft fruit in the aroma. Herbal hopbitter flavor, with licorice and soft fruity notes. Not too outspoken hopbitterness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Anderson Valley’s APA, now for sale at the Albert Heijn supermarkets, of which there are some in Belgium as well nowadays. Deep ’old gold’ colour, with somewhat orangey hue, a bit paler than usual for the style, clear with calm sparkling; densely lacing, medium thick, regular, off-white head. The aroma strikes me: I have rarely encountered a beer aroma this ’weedy’ and vegetable-like. I get impressions of Persian hogweed juice (very strongly so, a first for me in any beer!), nettles, sorrel and thistles, raw rhubarb, lime zest, dough, rancid butter, unripe green plums and wild berries. Rather neutral onset with strong, tingling, minerally carbonation, sourish grainy accent paired with unripe fruits, fairly thin malt body, mostly a grainy pale malt sweetness as in a pale lager but with a slight nutty touch as well; increasing ’weedy’ and grassy hoppiness, ending dry and bitter, but not too ’biting’ (the difference between IPA and APA, I guess) with a remnant of the pale maltiness creeping through. Weird, fascinating for the aroma of wild fruits and fresh weeds (made me feel like I had been working in my garden all day)... The taste is okay, no big flaws here, but as far as I am concerned, below average for an APA and even for an Anderson Valley beer. Hopefully Albert Heijn expands their range to their IPAs too, which I would prefer well over this. Still, correct and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1821) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
Thank you major supermarkets for stocking this. Just a wonderful light tasteful beer. Refreshing, never too wild in flavors. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (5297) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Alber Heijn. BBF 24-12-2015. Clear orange, creamy white head. Nose is pretty dull, sweetish, light banana, bread, yeasty, light cloves, sugary,… Taste is yeasty, bread, aspirin & light moldy cardboard bitterness, sugar, cloves, sweetish, light plaster, light lemon,… Creamy, touch yeasty body,… Rather bland, it is a bit like intentional muzak,… I cannot criticize because I assume that they were going for a beer with minimal flavor & minimal involvement required but I prefer more. It is okay for what it is for sure. The aspirin-like bitterness doesn’t really work all that well for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle from Albert Heijn. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: fruity, little hoppy, malts. TASTE: citra, rather dry, bit watery. nothing special here...

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