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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
An amber English-style ale that has a nice balance between hops and malt. It's the most popular of our beers and the most versatile in terms of pairing with food or people.

otakuden's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: lovely orange under a billowy pithy head which fades with large patches of lace in its wake. Head lingers with a pillowy clump in the middle. Swirls enticing.
Nose: like walking into a bakery with loaves in the oven baking, loaves cooling on the counter, and fresh dough being kneaded. Lemon pith in the middle with lemon zest along the sides. Subtle dryness of straw and bread crust.
Palate: as equally bready as the nose implied with loaves of white, whole grain, and honey. Chewy and rich. Bitter rind and pith in the back before more honey-kissed fresh bread cuts through and inspires thirst. Dry grains and bread crust in the middle. Not a long finish.
Final Thoughts: a solid Pale Ale that definitely brings to mind and justifies the term “liquid bread”. Whales Tale didn’t break any Pale Ale boundaries but what it did do was brew justice to the solid standards that are already in place. Good show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1014) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Dark Amber pour. Nose is bready with mild hop notes. Taste is crisp with a slightly tart bite. Mildly bitter grassy finish. Quite drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3633) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12oz bottle on Cape Cod. Warm brown, thin head. Sweet fruity malt aroma. Some Amber-biscuit malt flavor, cloying. Sweet full flavor. Some bitter grainy finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (848) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
12 oz can. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt, cereal, straw. Taste is is same, plus citrus and floral. It’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2015
12 oz. can at Rudino’s, poured into a pint glass. It pours a somewhat cloudy orange-gold with a huge, frothy off-white head. Notes of toasted, biscuit, cracker, and cereal malts, straw, dead grass, faint citrus, and a sort of underlying earthy, floral note that’s faint but provides minimal bitterness. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. It seemed just a tad old but the can had a cryptic code on the bottom, not a date. Nothing was terribly wrong, it’s just dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ktwse (3174) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Pours clear copper with low white head. Aroma of malt, rye bread, hints of citrus. Taste is light hoppy bitter with a malty rye finish. Light body with average to lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Draught @ The Sevens Ale House, Boston, MA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral, citrus and slightly herbal. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel, floral and herbal finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
On tap at Seven’s, Beacon Hil, Boston. A clear, amber colored beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma is malty, bready and citrusy with some pine cones. It’s lightly bitter on the palate, with some pale malts as a backdrop. Pine cones and citrus peel. Medium to full body, dry and a tad heavy on the carbonation. Light bitter, citrusy finish. Rather boring, but sort of quenching and at least it drinks easy. 150609

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1612) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Dark gold with hints of amber. Large head with nice lace. Aroma is nicely balanced. And taste is also nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3634) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel - faint toffee, some floral fruitiness/light honey and light hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel - light toffee with light floral fruitiness, light grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel/toffee with light fruitiness, light -some grassy hoppyness. OK EPA with decent bitterness. Could be drier (with less caramel/toffee).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (2322) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2015
Can from Meditrina. Clear copper with head and a little lace. Minimal aroma of biscuit caramel spice and fruit. Very pungent fruity sweetness peach apple lightly toasted caramel biscuits with woody spicy lingering bitterness. Medium body. Very assertively fruity malty. Not entirely pleasant. But not a drain pour.

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