The FBC Pale Ale is a cross between two styles. The caramelized malt tones and the lower carbonation levels are in the English style, and the bitterness and color are more American. The aroma is derived from a blend of British hops, which gives the beer a fine rounded aroma. The British hops are far less assertive than their American counterparts, which lead to a more agreeable aroma profile for a British Pale Ale.
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark amber. Malt and hop aroma. Quick bite but also a quick finish. Not a lot of depth to this pale ale.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best beer in the house. Nicely balanced, slight woody taste.
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