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Brimmer Pale Ale

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Brewed by Brimmer Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This is an absolute staple to the craft beer world. A crystal clear copper colored beer with rich bitterness and noble hops for a citrus aroma accompanied by pale malts and a light caramel like sweetness for balance. Mouth feel is smooth with a mild aftertaste.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Festa Kyoto 2014. Rich malty nose, lots of sweet caramel. Dark reddish/amber color. Big caramel, yeast, balanced in mid, with light raisiny notes and some ripe apple. Medium body with very nice mouthfeel. The bittering works very well in this one. Tasty, malt-forward stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3203) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2014
On tap @ Brimmer Beer Box. Orange amber, good head. Orange biscuit malt aroma & flavour. A hybrid between a bitter & pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3053) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft - Grassy and grain. Pale gold with a rich white head. Light bittering hops and pale malts. Session ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (555) - - SEP 29, 2013
Malty aroma, citrus hops. Rich caramel malt flavor, grapefruit , bitter finish. A smooth local APA, even though a bit mild overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Brimmer Berr Box. Clear amber - white head. Caramel. Ok bitterness. Toasted. Zesty. Lemon zest. Dryness. Bisquit. Boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1659) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
At Brimmer Box as part of their tasting set. It is slightly darker than their Golden Ale. It has a maltier body, more hoppy aroma and taste. I think it is a great pale ale for someone new to craft beer. More of a gateway beer than one for a someone who already drinks lots of craft. The nicest of the 3 beers I tried in my taster set. Brimmer reminds me of Rokko in Kobe, possibly playing it safe for Japanese palates but their beers were more consistent than Rokkoís. All 3 were quite drinkable just light on flavor for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
Draught. Dark amber. Medium carbonation. Nose of faint hops, hay fruit. It is really restrained- you can tell that they want it get solid fundamentals down- but as others have said, itís not really adventurous. Easy on the hops is good, but you have to make up for it somewhere else. Not bad, but not their best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
med amber color. Very clean hoppy mouth with notes of apricot. Moderate bitterness at the end. Extremely drinkable. Well balanced

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2012
Amber/copper colour, small gold head. Aroma lots of malt, bit spicy, touch of grassy hops. Taste is quite bitter, malty again, gingerbread with little bit of citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - MAY 12, 2012
Solid pale - but seems like the stings been taken out for the Japanese market. Smooth, drinkable and well made, but like elevator music - itís just there, not really doing too much .Could see Macro lovers being weaned on to craft through this kind of stuff, but Iíll take something slightly more adventurous.


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