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Sample Brew Batch No.1 Pale Ale

Brewed by Sample Brew
Style: American Pale Ale
Melbourne, Australia


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A respectful nod to American Pale Ale. Sample has taken the core of this classic and added a hint of novelty from uniquely sourced hops. A citrus and stone fruit aroma is balanced with a malty drive and hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1221) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015
(Bottle) Hazy golden brown, tiny head. Lovely aroma of caramel and orange citrus. Light body, good bright carbonation. Refreshing citrus notes over a subtle toffee base with some bitterness in the finish that starts quite gently but builds well. Nice pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sevenlee (1669) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours an amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a thin, lightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1576) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
Baden Powell ontap(13-Feb-2015)Light trop aroma.Amber ,ok head&suds lace.Tropical cider flavour.Light tropical finish&cidery cloying aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Not going to go into this too much. It has its merits but I’m finding the hops are struggling to rise above the malt bill on this. It has a good base to it but needs a little refining. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (4669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from Slow Beer August 2013. Not bad, not great, I guess you could call it a bit above average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
330 mil bottle slighly hoppy aroma huge head cloudy golden on colour taste is mild with hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
LesArgen (281) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
This beer is a good looker, with a cloudy hue that makes it look like an IPA. The aroma is a nice mix of citrus and floral notes but the head rings a few alarm bells as it swirls in the glass, suggesting excessive carbonation. In fact, it’s so fizzy in the mouth it’s hard to concentrate on anything else. There are plenty of hops, but not much malt backbone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Bottled at Slowbeer, Melbourne, Victoria. Cloudy amber, small head. Faint citrus aroma. Mid sweet with clean mouthfeel and light-medium body, Crystal malt and citrus. Low-medium bitterness. Hard, basic malt character. Fails to take off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldie (1) - - OCT 6, 2013 does not count
Great bottle presentation. Pours a beautiful deep amber with some pulp, large white head. Aroma of grapefruit and stone fruit, I’d prefer a little more aroma. Spicy and caramel hop flavour is balanced well with malty drive. Great pale ale session beer. Hopefully they stay true to their promise and release seasonal batches.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2545) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
Pours amber with a large head. Nose shows sweet, malt, grainy notes, soft vegetal characters and spicy hops. The grainy malt and vegetal characters are a bit off-putting. More sweet malt as flavours with a bit of cookie dough notes. More vegetal characters. Needs more bitterness, the finish seems weak. More carbonation would be good too.

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