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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Amber-colored, medium-bodied British-style ale with a smooth, mildly-hoppy character. Available on draft and in bottles.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 7, 2003
Pours a sparkling medium copper. the average white creamy head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The nose is fresh and subtle and reminds me of a Czech Pils. Hints of flowers and spicyness and sweet toasted cereal. The toasty flavor though balanced with a slightly nutty finish really lacks the flair that I would expect from a Pale Ale. Not much excitement or character here. The light to medium palate is creamy and lively with a clean feel to the finish. Though this is a fair brew, for the style it is very meek. I highly anticipated offerings from St. Louis brewery after some of the raves about the Winter ESB on this website, so beamed some in off the internet at premium expense. I hope the Oatmeal Stout lives up to my expectations, because this REALLY didn't.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2003
A nice, English-style pale ale. I was fortunate to try this while I was in St. Louis. I just wish I was able to sample more beers from this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Draft,bottle,&cask: Clear amber,with a milky,bone-white,head. Patches of lace. Aroma is mainly malty,with a good earthy,hoppiness to it. Mouthfeel is smooth and round(in bottle was lacking), with a fairly,decent body. Decent malty flavors. Finish is lightly malty,with some grapefruit-hop,character. The cask was cloudy as hell,and hoppy as hell. I liked the draft best,bottle was lacking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Good head a lacing, color is that of a weak ice tea. Slightly hoppy with some malt undertones. Refreshing even after several of them.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (5029) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2003
This rating was from the Hop In The City event where brews from the previous year were sampled (5 oz) by the attendees from kegs. This brew poured a very large envigorated head of fine to large sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent light brown colored body. In fact this brew wins the "Largest Sized Head" award from the Hop In The City event from me. Its aroma was mildly hopped and malted. The mouthfeel was smooth and flat. Even the flavor was typical with only malt and hop notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2003
At Hop in the City: Amber hue with an okay head and lace. Aroma hinted of toasted malts, aromatic hops, honey, and nutty. Fruity and twangy taste with an acidic undertone. Mild bitter aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel. Very average Pale Ale, no outstaning qualities.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Brownish-orange, considerably darker than most pales. Smells a bit smoky and a bit sour, a bit nutty. Was served obnoxiously too cold, as it warms it improved and picks up some caramel in the malts with nut. Interesting buttery character, some scotch as well. Smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TChrome (1436) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Rather uninspiring and rather unfortunate use of the term "pale ale" which had me thinging of Sierra Nevada and Stone pale ale. This is supposed to be an english pale which I guess means more malt and less hops. Anyway, there is some malty sweetness, just very little in the way of any hops. Not the best.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Amber orange color,small white head that faded very fast.Mild malty aroma with a mild hop presence,rather uneventful aroma.Malty taste mildly sweet,very light hopping.the after taste has a vey mild sweet side and mostly malty.kind of a dissapointing brew,thats not saying that it doesn't fit some where in the brew world,but it definately doesnt fit the pale ale scene.Weak and unentertaining.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2003
LOVED THIS BREW. POURED A FAIRLY THIN HEAD (BUT THAT'S O.K. WITH ME). SMELLED OF MALT. REMINDED ME OF BASS. NOT HARD TO DRINK.


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