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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First brewed by Okanagan Spring in 1989, Extra Special Pale Ale is BC’s original pale ale and first craft brand. Clear and copper coloured, it’s fruity on the palate, hearty in hops, and firm in body with a nice dry finish.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7241) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Lillooet, BC - Dina’s Restaurant - bottle. Medium amber pour, slight off white bubbly head Sweet aroma of brown sugar and gumballs. Flavor has some honey sweetness, some artificial citrus bitterness. Thick enough mouthfeel. Rating #24 of 2016 vacation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (169) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Mild on the hops, nice malt profile. Fairly cleanly brewed, but nothing spectacular to say, a very standard pale ale made for the masses. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2615) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Had on tap at the hotel bar in Stratford, On. Pours a nice deep Amber, off white head with decent retention. Minimal nose. Taste is malt forward, toast, bread, wet grains, mild flowers on the finish. Medium body. Syrupy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Pretty decent and Anne liked it. Malt dominated. A bit low on hops but English style and true to style. On tap at Yanks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (628) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Poured a coppery amber appearance, sort of reddish hue. The head just went away pretty quickly and has weak lacing. Malty and grainy aromas. Has a pretty good balance of hops and malts in the flavour, with a touch of nutmeg and some spices. Has a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Not too bad.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChadPoole (247) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Pours dark copper with a decent off white head. Not much of an aroma. Tastes of nuts and carmel but it’s a bit tinny. Not my favorite from Okanagan spring, I prefer their porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpkinhead2 (803) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016
Bière orangée-cuivrée, plutôt limpide, effervescence plutôt faible, et surmontée d’un bon col blanc cassé, bien dense et mousseux, cotonneux même, et bien persistant. Arômes de pain légèrement grillé, grain un peu rôti, caramel, effluves un peu pâteux et terreux, tourbe, feuille morte, petite tendance noix. Nez correct, complexité et intensité moyenne. En bouche, pétillement plutôt faible sur la langue, onctuosité intéressante au palais, c’est un peu moelleux et velouté. Au goût, pain légèrement grillé, grain un peu rôti, petit sucré (mélange de sucre d’orge et caramel) mais la bière reste moins sucrée que ce que le nez laissait présager. Saveurs de noix, terre, tourbe, feuille morte, léger boisé, branchage… avec un houblon principalement végétal, mais également un peu herbacé et citronné. Finale à l’amertume légère mais tout de même bien sentie, très bel équilibre malt/houblon, belle complexité et bonne intensité en bouche. Ce n’est rien de vraiment extraordinaire, mais il s’agit néanmoins d’une bonne bière…

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YigSvartka (276) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Transparent ruby copper hue with negligible head size. Extremely stunted aroma containing mild notes of caramel, cereal, and citrus. Light bodied. Tastes akin to its scent with added emphasis on cereal grains. Mildly sweet and smooth finish. A tolerable premium lager, but an atrocious pale ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdubs92 (61) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Earthy, barley aroma. Clear copper with a thicker white top. Taste of malt, hint of hop and toffee. Cant say its a favorite but its alright.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KoNrRiI (1182) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
0,341 bottle. Clear, dark gold color and a small, white head. Aroma of pale malts, yeasts, and grains. Taste is soft, grainy, malty - really substandard. Light body, slick texture, and lively carbonation. Finish is more floral but otherwise also second rate. Overall a shoddy brew, nothing to talk about.


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