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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian-style pale ale made with 15% rye. Lots of fruitiness and a touch of phenols from the Belgian yeast. A decent amount of hop bitterness and flavor as well.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured an amber-caramel color with a medium sized foamy white head. The aroma was dryish with faint fruity hops and a bit of table sugar. The flavor was bone dry with faint floral and perfumey hops. The finish was long, dry, floral and perfumey. Light to medium body. Eh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
On tap @ Buckeye Brewing first, then @ Cornerstone...2 very different beers!!! Ill explain later: Clear amber w/ a lasting white creamy head. Aroma is spicy & peppery from yeast. Toasted malt aroma as it warms w/ a very low herbal hop. According to the description, there is rye malt used, but it did not come through as far as I could tell. There was only a little fruitiness that I noticed in the aroma. Toasted malt flavor, peppery from yeast w/ a very slight hint of clove. No fruitiness in the flavor, semi dry finish & well balanced throughout, but there is a little bitterness that creeps into the aftertaste. Medium carbonation, lighter medium body, dryish m/f. Very different from when I tried it @ the Buckeye Brewing Xmas in Belgium. It has a lot more character and its a lot more fresh tasting. Im not sure why they differ as its the same batch, but it does. A decent Belgian Pale ale. The smell of burning oil from the kitchen might have knocked down some of the esters.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Another strong hop tasting pale ale, I hate these and hated this one as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Slightly hazed copper and served with no head. There are lots of esters and a bit of clove and caramel in the nose making this smell almost like a malty hefeweizen. In addition to that is a touch of orange. The finish is slightly bitter (which came as a surprise given the style). Its interesting, especially for its small size, but could perhaps benefit from a warmer fermentation to make better use of the yeast strain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2004
On tap for Buckeyes Xmas in Belgium event. Ligtht brown, bubbly looking. Spicy sweet nose. Taste is sweet medium bodied malts with a light fruit up front followed by a short bite of hop (maybe from the rye too). Finish is dry with lingering woody notes. Id like to try this again in a quieter, less smokey environment and re-rate it.


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