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Asheville Old School Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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Sometimes you’ve just got to take it back to where it all began. And we took it way back with this offering. Old School is a British-style pale ale brewed with organic malts that feature Caramel and Munich malts for an easy drinking yet full-bodied character. The real darling of Old School, though, is in the hops. We went back and dug up some East Kent Goldings, traditionally used in all ales of British origin with a floral nose and an earthy, spicy, slightly sweet flavor. From start to finish, this is a great beer for celebrating the good times: past, present and future.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Deep gold/orange with tight white head and lace. Light/medium evergreen hops with a hint of cherry. Medium caramel malt, medicine, with a medium finishing bitter. Medium bodied with a hint of water.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Pale orange with a foamy, white head. Good head retention and great lacing. Aroma: Light floral nose with biscuit notes. Very mild. Taste: Caramel malt, a hint of wood, butter, and a nice bitter balance. Palate: Medium-low carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, bitter finish. Overall: A pretty good brew with some nice English character. Very sessionable. Rebuy: Yes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Pours a clear golden color white head sweet taste caramel and a little more sweet than your average pale ale lacked much hop but was low alcohol and very sessionable went good with their great pizza

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2663) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2009
from tasting notes - tap sampler at the coxe ave location: clear orangish gold pour with thin white head. aroma is grainy citrus hops. taste is caramel malt and light hops. fair amount of carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Hazy amber-gold with big, foamy beige head / Delicate dry hop and malt nose / Light body, delicate, with good balance / Fresh, elegant yet earthy flavors of dry hops and malt, with light citrus notes / Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is mild sweet medium malt, sweet citrus. Taste is citrus rinds-orange/grapefruit hops, secondary light/medium malt. Some detractors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Pale copper color with a big, frothy white head lasting minutes...Lightly hoppy aroma...Medium body, mild carbonation, crisp finish...Lightly hoppy flavor in the finish, slightly malty sweet up front...Very well balanced...Excellent pale ale...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bomber brought back from NC trip. Pours a copper orange mostly clear with an ok head. Aroma is DMS with corn and green veges, light crackery caramel and toffee notes with slight stale hops- green, slight orange citrus. Flavor is more bland crackery malts, stale old hops- earth, toffee, leather and stale. Finish is lightly bittter and pretty weak. Meh.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2009

Source: 22 oz bottle from my brother for my birthday.
Glass: Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance: Clear dark gold pour with a one finger white head that left a lot of lacing.
Aroma: Strong vegetal aromas with hints of earth and caramel.
Flavor: Medicinal and vegetal. Not great.
Palate: Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall: Very unimpressive.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bomber on 5/15/09. Slightly hazy, tawny gold with a medium white head. Some light grain and fruit up front and fainlty earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation, fairly dry palate. Balance between a toffee sweetness and light peppery bitterness results in a pleasant enough flavor. Fairly run of the mill, but a good session type beer.


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