Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Packaging Color: Red
Date Released: December 10, 2012
Original Gravity: 1.0575
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol: 6% ABV
Brewer Sam Wright’s Description:
I was going for an approachable Belgian beer that people could drink more than one of. I wanted to use a simple malt bill with British crystal malts to provide a nice sweetness that doesn’t get muddled with the yeast character and the hops. To add an American element, Chinook hops were used for bittering, which adds a piney flavor. Saaz hops were added for aroma that blends well with the yeast. I selected a yeast that adds Belgian yeast character without going overboard with phenols. I wanted to make a beer that used ingredients from disparate brewing traditions that worked well together.
LordOfTheFlies (1) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeast and hops in the nose. Yeast, bread, some dry fruit up front. Very light malt sweetness into mellow/milds hops. Nothing to blow ypur mind, but a solid beer.
rougeau13 (1865) - Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Sugar Land Saucer. Hazy yellow-gold with an off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, pale malt and some fruitiness. Sweet and somewhat weak taste. It’s ok.
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