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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Flat Earth Pale Ale is a Belgian pale ale. Inspired by beers like Orval and Rare Vos. Made with imported Belgian malt and a Belgian yeast strain. Our Belgian pale ale has a sweet malt aroma with traces of orange, plum and pear. Its complex malt backbone of biscuit and hints of toast to compliment the spiciness of the yeast. We hope you enjoy the fresh "Belgian" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2008
A well carbonated beer, a careful pour fills up my glass with four-fingers of light tan colored froth. The beer is a brilliantly clear, copper color. The head leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of my glass and even forms a rocky surface as it slowly recedes. The aroma is hoppy and spicy with notes of clove, lemon zest, a touch of ginger, some pepper-like notes. This finishes with a solid malt character reminiscent of toasted grain, biscuit like malt notes, dry soda cracker aromas and perhaps a bit of caramelized malt up front that accents the sweeter spice notes. The aroma is definitely dominated by the spicy yeast character and it is quite nice.

Still well carbonated as the beer completely foams up as it hits my tongue. The carbonation combines with some of the hop notes to give this a flavor of something like lemon pepper. Light and easy drinking, especially if you swirl out the excess carbonation. Lightly tart notes definite accent a lemon zest sort of flavor, but also induces fruity hints of pears, tart apples and a plum note that becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up. This is fairly dry, though there is a touch of caramelized malt sugars towards the middle that provide a touch of raisins. This finishes bone dry with a nice bitterness and peppery yeast character that begs you to take another sip. The finish also has quite a bit of malt flavors in it, all dry though, but with notes of biscuits, soda crackers and cracked grain. Substantial spice notes of clove are joined by softer notes reminiscent of ginger, white pepper, and perhaps a touch of somthing like nutmeg. As the beer warms I am able to pick up a light, herbal hop character that adds an extra dimension to this brew.

Light and easy drinking, yet it has a ton of character from the Belgian yeast. I am always a sucker for these interesting, lower alcohol, Belgian-styled beers. Certainly not a beer to knock one over, but I really like the interesting mix of flavors between fermentation character, substantial malt and light hop notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Pale amber with a slight fine haze. Flavor is soft malts, a little bit of biscuits, some fruit. Not much to elaborate about this beer, but it is really not bad and would provide a favorable alternative to the over hyped Fat Tire. Glad to see another TC brewery coming up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Pours a clear copper/amber with very little head but definite lacing. Aroma is floral, yeast and grass. Flavor is of yeast and biscuits. very mild. I donít taste much fruit, just subtle biscuit-like flavors. A decent pale ale but really nothing at all amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle pours crystal clear copper (sort of like Element 115) with a short lasting head and some decent lace. The aroma is yeasty, floral, spice, peach, and overall pleasant. The flavor is malty sweet, bready, mild peach notes, caramel, and a spicy end. The palate is light to medium rich and somewhat quenching. You know, not a bad beer at all. If you take it face value, and do not try to evaluate it as a "Belgian Ale", I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Dark orange body with a light khaki head. The aroma is funky with corn plants and cinnamon. The taste is herbal tea with peaches and and some decent spice in the finish. A relatively thin body. Overall, light and boring. Thanks for sharing, iowaherkeye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Semi clear orange color. Malty aromas with light sweet caramel flavor. Dry biscuity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Bottle: Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Aroma, banana, citrus, pears, sweet malts, floral notes, yeast. Flavor, pear, banana, yeasty notes, biscuity, dry spicy finish, some pepper on the tail end. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
banana bread yeasty plastic okayness flow from this run of the mill brew. Like the buckeyes BCS game, íit could have been worse, but I wanted better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oakbluff (437) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours a lovley amber peach with great clarity and good head. Nose- definitely pick up pale malt and biscuit breadiness. Taste- strong belgian yeast flavour imparts lots of fruity esters. Biscuit and munich malts are strong in the profile of this beer. Beer finishes quickly in the mouth leaving a dry spicy finish from the hallertau hops. Very flavouful brew and reminds me of a slightly less biscuity version of my local microís (half pints) version of the style (the Son). First brew from this Twin City brewery and I am impressed. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Yellow orange body. Aroma is sweet malt, yeast. Flavor is golden hops, very fizzy taste - over carbonation. Weak.

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