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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Thanks to tytoanderso for the bomber. Clear amber/orange with a medium head. Aroma of yeast, over-ripe bananas and cane sugar. Tastes heavily of pears and bananas with some pepper. Syrupy texture, sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Bright coppery orange. Slim, unlasting cap of off-white foam reveals the look of more like a cola drink then a beer. Some thin strings and a few specks of lace cling to the glass. Aroma is mostly of Belgian yeast which is kinda musty and dullishly doughy with a slight sweet nudge of malt and some metallic hints. Taste is crisp and yeasty with the flavors of crunchy doughyness, biscuity, a bit of musty stuff, pale malts, and some sweetness coming into the finishing areas. The finish itself is quite interesting and quick to enter, however, it drys out fairly well with yeasty fluffy leftovers and spicy, peppery, dry breadyness with a bit of tannins coming in. The body is about medium with a thin front and middle, which is quick. Its quite crisp and snappy though. That yeast kicks right in and grabs ya. The finish does help carry some weight with it but seems quite one dimensional in character with the yeast being the main factor in its overall ability to ensue a proper well-to-do impression. Drinks well enough but lacks some depth and complexity beyond the yeastyness that is truly the one thing about the beer that really does anything for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle shared at Madness. Pours a good looking reddish copper with an average size frothy white head, that is probably the best thing I can say about this beer. Musty aroma with hints of caramel and spice. Flavor follows suit with lots of mustiness and carboard flavors. My suggestion would be to dip some cardboard strips in Chimay blue and eat them. It will have more flavor and alcohol and probably get you some fiber in your diet as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle. Poured a medium to deeper amberish color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of spices, yeast, fruity, and some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
bottle. copper with clarity. thin bubbled head. fresh hop, belgium yeast and spice aroma. light and a bit thin. peppery. yeast is mild. earthy bitter dry hops. artificial plastic in aftertaste. better as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle, clear copper with a white head. Lightly phenolic nose with pear, clove and a touch of baked crakers. Flavor has notes of light caramel, some clove and a presence of earthy hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
(11/3/07, 22oz bottle, thanks Stine) Crystal clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, Belgian yeast, peach, some honey, light straw. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, bread, light straw. Some dryness in the finish. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Clear copper honey color. Simple and slightly sweet nose of candy sugar, some apple and white grapes, a faint hint of coriander and anise. Yeast phenols are very faint but still noticeable. Overall a bit plain; very toned down and it would in no way stand up to true Belgian beer, but I understand that’s not the point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1283) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
(bottle) Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some hops in there too. Taste is pretty grainy with a little fruit and a slight hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
22oz bottle, courtesy of Stine. Thanks, Eben! Pours a very clear, bright honey-orange color; thin white head with patchy lacing. Plenty of dough and fruit in the aroma; some honey and maple syrup; mostly sweet. Medium mouthfeel: chewy belgian core; dough, yeast, and belgian sugars; not sticky, but a chewy biscuit and yeasty presence; not much of a hoppy pale ale character coming through (which would have helped, as would a bit more dryness); a mild mineral bitterness and doughy note in the finish.

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