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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Fremont is the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe” and Universale, our flagship product, honors the namesake of our unique location. Universale Pale Ale offers a distinctive Northwest twist on the classic pale ale, using a select blend of organic Gambrinus pale roasted malt and Old World malts balanced with classic Northwest hops to achieve a heavenly beer of rich malt flavor and subtle hop spice. This is beer. Enjoy.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Canned: earlier Good toasted corn color with a solid quilt of light creamy foam leaving behind some ropes of lace. Herbal hops with a tea like character on the nose and some english crystal malts remind me of an old ale. There is also a small amount of detergent in the nose for me along some grass. Flavor is mostly dry tea leaves and some sweet malts alongside a bit of bitterness. I think with a bit of CaraPils, this one would actually make a really nice ESB, but it’s not doing it as an APA for me. Medium bodied with slightly slick feel. Overall drinkable, but think their Summer version should be the headliner. Serving type: can 08-03-2012

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Tap at brouwers lght ornge light citrus grapefruit aroma with a with a perfect bitter taste. Very drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Golden pour, smallish head. Mild, hop-forward aroma, and a flavor that starts something like a weaker version of their Interurban, with biscuity malts coming to the front toward the finish. Standard.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Light yellow with a finger white head. Smell is hoppy and citrusy. Taste is much the same. Very drinkable. Fremont makes some solid stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz can. Big white head over a clear amber pour. Lots of white lacing on the glass. Citrus and slight pine nose. Lots of citrus in the taste. Slight lingering bitterness. A bit floral on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
Universal as in its appeal. Nice example of a classic pale ale. Bready toasted malt backbone with light hop spice, some grassy notes, and an earthy character.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Had on tap at the brewery. Poured clear honey with a white head. Aroma was oranges and lemons. Medium bitterness with a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
As far as flagship beers go , you can’t go wrong with a solid ipa like this one.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (928) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Clear gold yellow color. Gentle hoppy nose with hints of pine and citrus. Very clean mild taste. I like!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (726) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bomber. Pours a light gold and copper color with a half-inch of sudsy head. The IPA-like aroma is predominately earthy, citrusy hops with sweet caramel malt in the background. The taste is light and clean with an emphasis on the cereal malt, sour grapefruit and pine characteristics. The body has strong carbonation and finishes dry and astringently bitter with a slight grainy aftertaste. Overall, a decent PNW Pale Ale for summer drinking.


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