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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1993) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours clear copper yellow... HUGEwhite thick head.. Candy pine grapefruit taste.. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1959) - 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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1906) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1749) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2011
to me this beer is just very average. the flavor is too sharp, makes me hiccup. Iím sorry, but Iím just not feeling this beer right now. Give me a couple months and Iíll try it again, and see if I like it better then. i probably will never try it again though.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Copper pour with a foamy off white head. Aroma was cereal, bread, some citrus and pine hops. Flavor was nicely hopped with some breadiness and caramel undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours dark orange witgh a small white head. Aroma is balanced between sweet caramel and some soft citric hoppiness. Definitely a bit of a bready cracker note. Flavor starts sweet and mildly citric again. Some floral hops and a graininess towards the finish which has a light bitterness. Medium body and crisp carbonation.

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