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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A full hop regiment attributes to a fresh citrus aroma and earthy flavor all balanced by lightly toasted malts. Not long ago, workers would be called to their union mandated beer breaks with the pull of the chain activated steam whistle. Beer bucket boys would hustle cold brew out to the workers before they returned to the production line. Our Pull Chain Pail Ale is a tribute to the working men and women who built this great city. Back to work!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
On tap @ the brewpub: Pours a hazy orange gold with a white head. Aroma, citrus and pale malts, some floral notes as well. Flavor was very similar to the aroma, decent beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Hmm, well this wasnít bad but there is just something weird about all the Milwuakee Ale house beers. Maybe it is the yeast? Almost a soap like flavor? Maybe I was there on the wrong night? Serving: Tap

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Tap: copper with a decent head. Citrus/pine hop aroma. flavor the same with some malt to balance. Nice hop bite at the end. Decent pale ale for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2005
A deep-hazed dark amber with red highlights (that could have been from the stage lights...) and a creamy cap that laced all the way down. Heavy hopcit aroma with noticable sweetness and grapefruit, but not much else. BIG, sweet malts in flavor with BIG citric hops. IPA-worthy, if not IIPA-worthy. A little watery in the mouth, but a really awesome beer.

(A previous rater mentioned that the Ale House seemed more interested in being a "hot spot" than a "craft brewery". It seems to me that the owners (if not the brewers) like to let loose and offer/enjoy some entertainment. Thereís absolutely nothing wrong with that. I am one beer drinker that likes to enjoy a good beer with some great live music. Iím sure it would be a totally different experience had I visited during the day, but I donít regret my visit nor begrudge the management for wanting to draw a crowd on a Friday night.)

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4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2004
I really liked this beer. In fact, I had several last night at the Ale House. The picture of the beer on the left does it justice. The Pull Chain is a orangish/brownish and pours with a slight bit of head on the top. The taste was my favorite part - very hoppy with some malty aspects. It leaves a similar aftertaste as a German pilsner with a little more earthy tones. A great beer to drink all night or to enjoy on its own.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Interesting hop nose that brings orange and grapefruit, along with grassy fields to the nose. Flavor hops start the ride and then reveal a nice rich malty body that isn't exactly caramelly, but sweet nonetheless. Bitter end is quick and strong, leaving behind all of the ingredients for a mighty hops belch!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Amber body, minimal white head. Generic piney hop aroma. Light caramel malt flavor thatís dominated by resiny, piney hops. Overall, an enjoyable pale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1681) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Medium amber color with light sticky head. Sweet citrus, light pine aroma. Crisp and clean. Flavor follows nose. Like all other MKE brews, very flavorful, very drinkable, and well balanced

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
As part of a sampler at the Milwaukee Ale House in Grafton, WI. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, nice subtle pale ale that wasnít overtly hoppy, clean finish, not too bitter. Would definitely try again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Malty slightly carmel aroma. Really thought I would smell more hops. Malty thick first taste sort of a bitter aftertaste then quickly goes to dry. A little more hoppiness and this would be a real favorite


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