Matthias Müller 1st Bavarian Pale Ale
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Brewed by Apostelbräu Hauzenberg
Style: English Pale Ale
Hauzenberg, Germany
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The First Bavarian Pale Ale was created between the three friends Stefano Cossi (formerly Thornbridge Hall Brewery, UK), Matthias Mueller (they met at famous Brewing School Weihenstephan/Germany) and Rudi Hirz. Dry-hopped through the use of a special “Hop mill” as well as in our tank container during its journey from Apostelbraeu to Oxford C.T., USA Hops: Hallertaur Mittelfrueh, Styran Saviniski, Styrian Golding Malts: Bavarian Pale Ale Malt, Spelt Yeast: English Ale Yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Aroma is malts, fruit and mild sweetness. The flavor is fruit, dryish hops and mildly sweet and malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Sampled on draft at the Headkeeper this beer poured a murky orange-amber color with a large fluffy and creamy orange-white head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was tart citrus, chalk and a bit of sourdough bread> The flavor was tart, chalky, citrus Pez candies and was very dry. Long tart, dry, Pez candy finish. Medium body. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle from Breukelen Bier Merchants, NYC. Hazy gold with great initial head. Aroma is moderate strength with a light sweet citrus, dust, and grain. Tastes similar with a yeast sediment component that is also in the mostly soft rounded texture. It’s very drinkable and comforting. Nothing really stands out but it’s a well composed beer...more or les of exactly what I expected a English style pale ale made in Germany to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Draught at TND: Faint aroma of hops, malt, and grass. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, white/off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet, light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, grass, and a hint of citrus. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, grass finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2012
ambrato scarico buona schiuma piuttosto persistente leggerete maltata un tocco erbaceo legger citrico discreto amaro piuttosto morbida

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2012
Hazy copper pour orange tint sticky lacing with thin white head ..... aroma is very fruity and grassy hops with lemon zest .... taste is earthy, light caramel malt, mostly citrusy with lemon zest, fresh grassy hops and a bitter lemony bite, lightly sour fruity dry ..... finish is dry with a nice lingering bitter bite ..... well balanced and nicely done .... very sessionable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
Draft at Monks. Poured a powdery cloudy orange with a fizzy foamy head. Pithy grassy nose. Taste is nicely blended and complex. Green vines. Wet oak. Kumquats. Crisp and fresh. Fizzy on the tongue. More body than expected. Warms to a bit of a sweet aroma but maintains a dry taste and finish. Very nice actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3103) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle: Bit shy aroma, acid, citrus, aroma hops. Hazy yellow to light orange color, white head. Flavor is malty, fruitiness, floral and aroma hops. Dry finish. Nice but unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate cookie and biscuit malt with heavy fruity esters and farmhouse yeast notes. Flavor is light malt, farmhouse yeast, fruity esters, floral hops and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours very hazy, almost opaque pale orange, 1 finger of perfect head with incredible retention. Aroma is very cheesy fresh hops but unlike American renditions, this is an entirely Noble hop aroma which is less citrusy and more spicy and woodsy, some fruity pale malt to balance. Taste is delicate spicy woodsy dry hop notes, tons of fruity malt, candy hop finish, grassy and somewhat tea-like. Body is medium, silky smooth, lowish carbonation, juicy hoppy finish. Overall, this is totally wierd. Basically a pale ale brewed with ingredients that would normally compose a lager.

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