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Barrier Bittersweet Pale Ale

Barrier Bittersweet Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (3039) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Orange-amber body, medium sized off white head and soapy lacing. Pine, grapefruit, assertive pale and caramel malts, and a touch of resin. Medium to full bodied with moderate to gentle carbonation, semi-sweet throughout, lingering, assertive bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft at Maison Premiere. Copper pour. Medium to fuller bodied. Very nice pale, solid bitterness, touch of citrus. Medium dose of caramel bitterness. Liked this pale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5757) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Pours clear amber orange with an off white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, light caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey in DC. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Light bodied. Flavors of citrus and pine. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Draft. Large off-white head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine/spicy, light bread. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Hazy golden color, bright white edge head. Aroma of funky malt, caramel, brown bread. Taste is bittersweet caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dirty and sweaty gym socks, biscuit malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9975) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Draft at the Ginger Man, NYC, 18/05/13. Clear golden/copper with a thin off white head. Nose is elderflower, hops, pine, light piss, caramel, sugars. Taste comprises floral hops, light sugars, caramel, biscuit malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fresh citric fruit hops, a light pale malty base, and a crisp flowery finish. Drinkable and really damn tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Location: Draft at Ginger Man, 5/18/13

Aroma: The aroma of this one has some citrus fruit hops, grainy malts, and a bit of spice
Appearance: The pour is a hazed golden-orange color with a small white head on it
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, grainy/bready, with a light-medium hop bitterness as well
Palate: The body is fairly light, it is easy to drink, with a smooth, and clean finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one was a pretty solid APA, but not a standout. The flavors are solid, but maybe a tad light. Overall, it still works nicely as a light, drinkable summer beer.


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