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Lobethal Pale Ale

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Brewed by Lobethal Bierhaus
Style: American Pale Ale
Lobethal, Australia

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A golden-copper ale brewed using American style hops to produce high hop bitterness, flavour and aroma. Using top fermenting ale yeasts, this style is based on the extremely popular Pale Ales that have become a standard of the modern American micro-brewing industry.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LesArgen (306) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2016
It presents as a very malty pale ale when sniffed with lots of honey, nougat and biscuit with some modest hops and also a bit of apricot. The malt structure is nice, but I find the hops a little too much towards the bitter end of the spectrum and not sufficiently aromatic. It’s a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1338) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 27, 2015
330ml bottle (5.6% ABV for current release). Pours dark amber with a medium off-white head. Nose and taste is lightly toasty caramel malts with a citrusy and lightly resinous hop bitterness. Palate is clean and sessionable. A decent APA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (889) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle - now 5.6%- pours Depp marmalade with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus and caramel malt. Taste fruity and quite light up front. Citrusy dryness comes in quite late, but is a bit light on. Palate is creamy with light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2013
No out of the ordinary pale ale but well rounded and balanced and easy going. Solid quaffer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1391) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2012
From Lobethal 330 ML bottle Dark orange amber color, half finger of off white head. Some lacing. Good head retention. Good caramel backbone with orange and grapefruit notes in nose and taste. Bitterness is more in the back of the palate. more syrupy orange and caramel in the front. Not a bad beer by any stretch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2012
330ml bottle from Micro beer club. Lovely reddish brown colour with a beige head. Nice citrus aromas. A very nice beer. A good version of an american pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (689) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2012
330mL bottle bought online from brewery although i think this is a different recipe as the bottle reads 5.6% abv, bottled nov 2011. As i cracked this bottle there was alot of gas so i poured this very carefully although the fizz overwhelmed by glass and as i right this the head is still slowly increasing after several minutes. After a turbid start the aroma is a nice sweet citrus and honey?? Also a very nice flavour to this beer heavy hops for a pale ale with spicy/citrus notes and also a nice toffee malt backing. This beer has been well crafted its just a pitty i had to leave it for 5 mins before i drank it to get rid of the excessive carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (787) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2012
I don’t know if it is fair to rate a bottle found back of the cupboard 18 months after bottling. Normally I would say no, but in this case yes, because it has certainly gone the distance. Pout is ruby brown with white head, spipcy plum pudding aroma. The flavour is complex, biscuity, spicy with some brown sugar and slight bitterness at the end. I wouldn’t normally recommend letting a beer go this long, but in the case of the Lobethal Pale Ale I would say there is lots of room to be pleasantly surprised.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1350) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 12/8/2011 (Batch No PA-15, bottled June 2011). Pours a light amber with little head. Has a strong and pleasant fruity, perfumey aroma. In the mouth, it’s got lots of sweet stone fruit , a dash of biscuity malt, some honey, and a good dose of citrus bitterness at the back. A very nice, well balanced pale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Great beer. Aromas of caramel, cherries, and pine. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness gently taking over. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark amber, with a frothy head.


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