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Black Oak Pale Ale

Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is our flagship beer. Medium body, beautiful golden colour, good mouth feel and a refreshing hop finish. We use six selected malts and five different kinds of premium hops. This recipe is secret, but the Pale Ale is very tasty and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tranquillity (1577) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
Cask. Aroma of hops, quite pleasant. Hazy body, good white head. The taste is weak and really nice but the finish is weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (174) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Golden with a nice head. Subtle hops and biscuity malts on the nose. A little pine, a touch of citrus and light caramel sweetness. Clean. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (223) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Appearance: Pours a clear golden copper colour with two fingers of white head and little retention. Aroma: Malt, barley, straw, yeast. Flavours: Caramel malt, barley, butterscotch, biscuit. Mouthfeel: Thin with moderate carbonation. Overall: A nice pale ale with lots of malt aroma and flavour. I can see this might not be to some people’s liking if you were expecting lots of hops. However, I really like the malt and think they have done a nice job with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (420) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
On tap @ Dem Bones Belleville. Pours a light clear gold with a thin but even head. Aromas are pale malts and biscuit. Tastes are biscuit and a little bit of caramel. Also brings a nice little hoppy punch at the end. Medium body and medium bitter finish. Really nice little pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3555) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2014
On tap at my uncle’s place how cool is that? A clear honey gold holds a nice rich malty  aroma. A surprisingly hoppy taste, light pine that slowly build in bitterness. Clean and simple. This was the end of the keg.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle - Smells of pale malts and some a weird off note. Clear copper with a nice head. Grains and light earthy bittering hops. Although something odd in the nose, is tastes just fine for an English style pale ale. Doesn’t quite have the oomph required for an APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CRock (133) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
An above average pale ale. Refreshing and goes down easy so great for cottage weekends when you’re drinking all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (344) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours clear and golden, with a very thin head. Aroma notes include apple, caramel, lightly roasted malts. Tasting notes include apple, caramel, and a bitter finish. This is a very drinkable beer, nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap at Cest What in Toronto. Copper colour. Malty caramel. Good tasting. Very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2713) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Finally get a chance to try this one (as I forgot to pick it up all these years). Bomber from the LCBO. Pours a slight hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy warm cap, good retention and creamy-foam lacing. Sweet malty nose with hints of honey at first, but the toasty caramel malts and biscuit come out giving hints of butterscotch. Not much hop in the aromas, but found in the taste covering the milder malts. This gives the wet mouthfeel a little dryness. Refreshing flagship beer, but a little light for today’s Pale Ale standards. More malty than hoppy.

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