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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

Tessic's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, - OCT 8, 2012
This Pale ale poured a medium amber colour with a big, frothy, very light tan head. To the nose there are scents of bread, grassy hops and cream. First sip had a deliciously creamy mouthfeel with flavours of caramel and grassy hops. Finish was lightly bitter with hay flavours lingering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YigSvartka (238) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdubs92 (45) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KoNrRiI (862) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (630) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a bottle, thank you Björn!! Pours a nice red color! Nice beer aroma, a really nice brew!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
exeter (482) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Pours a honey colour with a big head with an average amount of lace. Tastes nutty, malty with hop bitterness. Comes off dry at the end. Slightly below average. Not as good as their Porter

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (1577) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
Draft. It’s light brown-red with a small white head. The aroma is weak but has a lot of yeast. The taste has a lot of salt and licorice. Quite exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2015
6/30/2011 4:20:44 AM On tap in cafe on Toronto Island. Inviting copper body with small head. Nose was roasty caramel and malts. With citrus notes. Taste also a bit darker and slightly sweet. Nice hops in there too. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yourilevesque (694) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Ok, quiconque a soif de mauvaise bière doit immédiatement se garocher sur cette horreur. Servie en fût par une serveuse d?un restaurant du vieux Québec qui me l?a fortement conseillé. Merci Mademoiselle, la prochaine fois qu?un client te demande ton avis sur une bière, dis-lui donc simplement que tu n?y connais rien. Enfin. Parfaitement filtrée, ambrée mais pâlotte, cette bière ne présente aucune mousse. Nez de levures Pilsner de mauvaise qualité et c?est tout. Cette bière est clairement une Pils à laquelle on a ajouté du colorant pour en faire une "rousse" question de satisfaire les douchebag qui pensent avoir des goûts sophistiqués. Corps très étroit, un léger fond de malts qui nous rappelle que nous buvons un produit issu d?ingrédients naturels. Aucun arrière-goût ni même d?avant-goût, cette bière est une offense au bon goût. La prochaine fois, suggérez du vin Mademoiselle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (8868) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at Toad in the Hole. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread and earthy grains with a touch of grass underlying. Flavor has bread throughout with touches if earthy grain and grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAndPonies (128) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
341 ml bottle from a winter assortment twelve-pack from Sobeys Liquor outlet, served in a pilsner flute. Pours a very attractive, sparkling clear orange-amber, with low carbonation and a fluffy white cap that leaves bubbly streaks of lace. Aroma is mild floral hops and faintly sweet malt; flavor is much the same, with hops so soft this pale ale could stand in for a lager. A small amount of body is present, and leaves a generally clean, slightly dry finish. Okay, but it’s lacking in any noticeable ale "snap".

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