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The Beer Joint Belgian Pale Ale

The Beer Joint Belgian Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   ABV: -
Belgian style ale that fits no category, this is our holiday celebratory ale. Think of a beer that might be found in the Ardennes region of Belgium. A Pale brew made with German Pilsner and Caramel malts, with a touch of flaked oats and cane sugar additions. Fermentation with a Bastogne type yeast strain is intended to lend an authentic flavour to this ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cwinter (2) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013 does not count
Okay, I canít really complain about this beer. But it didnít really stand out either. I would drink it again. But I would probably prefer something else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and yellow color. Aroma is funky yeasty, musty. Taste is perfumy/flowery, rock candy, vinegar, fruit, hops, wood/oak. Good effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Lost and then re-found notes from Jan/Feb of 2007. Cloudy amber-red with a minimal head. The aroma is sour cherry as is he flavor. Very attentuated dry mouth feel. Ok, but I think that something is not quite right here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2007
Seems like the sourness noted by the previous rater was the start of an infection, because six weeks later, the sourness has taken over. Creamy beige head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, sour cherry, some caramel, light orange. Light-medium body, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Sampled this one on draught at the brewpub in Leesburg, VA. Pours to a slightly hazy, caramel color, with a soapy white head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is inviting, with aromas of sweet malt, caramel, and earthyyeasty aroma. The palate is soft, with good pale, and carmel malt flavor, paired with a refreshing hint of sour fruit. This beer finishes with more good pale, caramel, sweet malt, a a touch of sourness up front, then ends with some good spicy/earthy yeast flavor that lingers. Interesting, and flavorful Belgian pale ale. I really enjoy the malt character in this beer, and the yeasty and slight sour notes makes this beer very drinkable, and play against the malt character. Very nice beer to match with a meal, or a beer to unwind with. I filled my growler with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (946) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2007
I thought this was one of the most basic beers they had on tap during my visit. It didnít stick out to me really, it was definitly Belgian in character, but not spectacular, just to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10657) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Draft... Murky amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good lace. Fruity, acidic, yeasty aroma with notes of lemon, fuzzy fruits and pear. Yeasty and estery flavor. Fruity, tangy and mildly sweet. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and subtle carbonation. Fruity, tangy finish.

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