Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewery taproom. The beer pours a deep bronze color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, oak and fruit. Light to medium body with an oaky character and flavors of citrus and caramel malt. The finish is oaky with an earthy hops aftertaste. Decent brew that trumps the base beer in my opinion.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The oak flavor is nice and subtle. It goes with the pale ale flavors well. Golden in color and refreshing.
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brouwerís Cafe:   Now thatís a fiery Amber, has this really bright fiery orange hue.   Moderate white head, fairly nice lacing.   Pale hoppy nose, smidgen of Oak.   More Oak shows up on the tongue.   Very smooth, soft hops, well balanced.   Backside has a little risidual mealiness and basement like funkiness.   Guessing that is from the Oak.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   While this beer gained the interesting aspect of White Oak, ito me it seems to have lost something on the base Universale.   Even though the Oak isnít too strong, it overshadows the Pale Ale aspect.   Still very enjoyable tho.
eboats (1081) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured clear pale gold with a white head. Aroma was lemons, pine, and fresh spring air. Very earthy with a medium amount of bitterness. Medium body with no carbonation.
boFNjackson (3629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler that was filled at the brewery... Poured vibrant golden/amber with a thick white head. Super woody, floral, freshly hopped aroma. Tasted very malty with a strong balance on the hops. Citrus, very dry in the finish. Little bit oak and warm wood tones, ginger, vanilla, almonds, leafy and malted grains.
skoisirius (1215) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a nicely balanced little treat! What I really am enjoying about this is how balanced it all is! Light wood notes on the nose...the flavor is a general heady pale with a little slice of wood heaven with light oaked flavors. Generous hop notes compliment and blend very well with what going on with the oak. Again, itís balanced, it goes down easy, itís dank! Would love to see this is 6-packs!
BillKismet (3024) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze bodied with decent head. Subdued hop aroma, but an easy hop flavor across a solid background of grains.
luttonm (1634) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome session pale with well done oakiness. Smooth and fullbodied. Sweet floral hop finish. Lovely and interesting, the oak adds a new layer on an otherwise great base beer. I think Iíll stick with that base though, no need to get in the way of that pale ale.
bvc (1109) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz draft Brouwerís. Copper golden color with tight head and a touch of lacing. Sweet aromatic pineapple citrus nose, smells nice. Light body, kind of astringent not much malt and I do get some different wood notes. Kind of dries it out in the finish really. Really impressed with the nose.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fremont. Oaked version of the regular Universale. Also Dry Hopped allegedly. Pours golden amber, decent foam on top. The aroma is nice and hoppy. Floral and citrus, a hint of caramel. Nice hoppy nose. Light wood, and a hint of vanilla. Oak is stronger in the flavor. The base beer - a nice hoppy pale ale - decent assertive hop bite - floral and citrus mostly. Lightly earthy. Soft oaked flavor - dry wood and a hint of vanilla sweetness. Nice assertive bitterness in the finish along with a great dry aspect added by the oak. Once again another solid offering by Fremont which is becoming one of m favorites in the area rather quickly. A cool place too.