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Brewed by Balmain Brewing Company
Style: English Pale Ale
Balmain, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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We took the classic English-style ale and, staying true to Balmain, we gave it some guts! The result is the Balmain Original Pale Ale which is richer in both malt flavour and bitterness, yet cleaner and more refreshing than the traditional English variety. It has been designed for the drinking pleasure and enjoyment of beer drinkers and critics alike. A distinctive full flavoured ale, the Balmain Original Pale Ale displays a rich malt character upfront which is derived from a blend of two base and three speciality malts. Used in conjunction the result is a beautiful golden-copper colour with hints of sweet caramel on the palate. Malt is balanced with a mix of 3 complementary Hop varieties that give an assertive yet clean bitterness, along with an aroma providing hints of citrus hue and mild spice notes. The Balmain Original Pale Ale is all natural and cloudy, and at 4.9% ABV, it’s perfect to enjoy on its own or paired with your favourite local dish. Balmain Pale Ale is best enjoyed at 6-8°C to bring out the complexity and balance.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1042) - Canberra ACT, - OCT 19, 2013
Orange head with little carbonation and no head. Nice and malty with some citrus under currents. Quite nice.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2014
bottle, at the bank hotel in newtown. orange golden with a shortlived head. aroma of cottees orange cordial, toffee; light bitterness as per australian norms, frothy texture; peters out a bit

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
Short head, misty appearance, light aroma, taste is mild but distinct. Clear caramel and citrus flavours. Could be a good session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazymorton (19) - - APR 19, 2014
floral, citrus, amber, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, a very well balanced beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
Underrated ale Large creamy head medium strong carbonation rich amber pour the aromas biscuit citrus caramel the flavours grassy biscuit some toffee medium bitter sweetness good balance a creamy touch for some reason really good solid tastes citrus hop the finish could knock a few of these back easy good hops and malts chosen backing notes very good bitter classy very enjoyable pale ale

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmar33 (158) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Tastes like a coopers pale wannabe. Nice enough for me to be happy getting through the bottle but it would appeal more to lager drinkers than it would to craft drinkers

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nice Earthy Red Aroma. Citrus aroma’s upfront Taste. Nice Citrus flavours, with a bit of caramel. Overall. An alright beer, nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (212) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours ruby with suggestion of caramel in aroma. Looks like an English ale and tastes very similar. Bit hoppy with little bitterness. Almost smooth which adds to English feel. Nice drop to have later in evening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a copper colour with a soapy white head that stays for a long while. Aroma are dominated by the malts; dough, wet wood and some light toffee drom the hops. Easy and smooth flavours, wood, toffee and a quite low bitter finish. A bit watery mouthfeel and little body. Overall, okey, easy to drink, but not much more.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bygers (779) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle 0,33l. Pours an amber colour with a fading head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel along with a faint stale notes and some herbal and earthy hops. Same for taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SNL (238) - - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Dark Bottle, so not much chance of judging looks. Malty, caramel aroma. Roasted malts and caramel in taste. Good beer, medium body, average carbonation.


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