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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1332) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2008
My first thought was, "What’s a Belgian pale ale? De Koninck? Is that something to aspire to?" Bomber pours bright copper color with quick-fading white head. Pleasant nose of dried flowers, herbs, dry dusty hops, caramel, faint cider. Tight and lively carbonation carries slight cidery-bready tartness and caramel, quickly swept away by a dusty bitterness that goes very dry at the end. Leaves bitter impression, in a nice way. Guess I don’t care what its supposed to be. I like what it is.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10986) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus, fruity, and yeasty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation and slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Complex drinkable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2008
22oz bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks as always. Smelled of subdued apple/pear, dough, and a dash of cinnamon. Reminiscent of apple pie. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was thick, foamy, and white with good retention and lacing. Pretty good looking beer. Carbonation was on the higher end of the spectrum. Detrimentally high even for a Belgian Pale. My stomach felt like an inflated balloon by the end. Light to medium bodied. Tasted mostly of spiced apple and pear. "Inspired by Orval and Rare Vos", but not as good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Courtesy of Degarth. Pours hazy brownish copper/orange with bubbly tan head. The aroma is kind of tart with some apple fruitiness and sort of a cola soda note. The taste starts fruity sweet. That note is quickly consumed by tartness and finishes up with notes of roastiness and maybe some wheat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1356) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is of toasted malts mostly with some fruits and caramel malts. Flavor is the same with little carbonation. Interesting but I would stick with true Belgians.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle, courtesy sdeaf. Huge white head on a copper tea colored pour. Thick, foamy lacing. Nose is spicy, tangy, prominent Belgian feel. Pear and other fruits. Flavor is definitely down that same path, with spices, pears, zest, some distant hops, and a nice yeast tang in the finish. Smooth, decent body, light, drinkable, not that spicy in the finish. Enjoyed it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy CigarCityBrew. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a very large off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of light fruit, pale malt, and spicy yeast. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and very high carbonation. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1565) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Some tripel spiciness with a lingering hop bitterness. Amber color and medium body. Medium head, less than most Belgian style beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2008
Courtesy of Gunhaver. Nose was funky and fresh, reminded me of a farm, maybe earthy. Aroma had a light taste of yeast and spices and malty. Fruity, notes of raisins. Mouthfeel is thick.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
6-1-08 bottle shared at tasting
Semi medium thick amber with okay head. Lots of thick sediment floating around. Smell is huge citris and has some balancing malt in there. Taste is big orange rind. Drinkable and decent.


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