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San Rafael Pale Ale

San Rafael Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
On tap at the San Mateo Brewfest. Not sure why this is retired because I just had it on Sunday 6/10/07. This was a great pale ale. Nice big citrus aroma and flavor. Body was medium but still refreshing. Some caramel malt and alcohol to back everything up. Yum.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
pdogg (1) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006 does not count
By far the worst beer I ever had. I have to assume this beer is bottled conditioned because the amount of yeast in the bottle was very surprising as was what I can only hope was grains floating around in the bottle. Everey single bottle was filled to a different amount. Some filled to the very top others have an inch and a half of space. The taste...well it was awful. The only explanation I can have is that this beer was sent to market prematurely because it tasted nothing like a pale ale or even beer for that matter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 14, 2005
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Pour the beer, smell the beer, taste the beer, rate the beer, dump what’s left. The nose of this beer is sweet and extremely grainy and corn-flavored. The flavor is similar; it’s lightly malty, strongly corn-flavored, and fairly sweet, but the sweetness just seems cheap tasting. The hops is mildy bitter, but doesn’t have much character. Light-to-medium bodied, but the sweet corn flavor quickly becomes tiring on the palate. Dark golden color seemed promising on the pour, but those hopes were dashed when the cheap aromas hit the nasal passages. Light tan head fades to a ring in a few minutes. Some patching lacing here and there. And just think, I bought a six pack of this crap. So sorry I sent a bottle of this to Bert. This is garbage, but it’s a rating I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2816) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2005
Small tan head, lasting. Clear coppper color. Subdued piney hop nose with a fair bit of malt. Light body. Light malt flavors, caramel and light piney hop notes with an unfortunate astringency/ Quick dry finish. Thanks Stephen!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Bottled: This is just a bad beer. Light tasting, not very hoppy, but had a horrible after taste. Won't buy it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 Medium Brown color, large head. Very hoppy, nice maltyness. Finish is crisp, no bitterness in aftertaste. Doesn't really taste like a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 20, 2002
A modest pale ale, light, slightly worty, easy on the hops, crisp and solid

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