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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Pandan Ale represents a major advancement in Asian style beers. It is a complex brown ale brewed with crystal, chocolate, and honey malts. We have also given it a Southeast Asian flair by adding palm sugar and pandan , a nutty and fragrant leaf. Pandan, also known as bai toey (Thai) and lá dua (Vietnamese), is considered an essential ingredient to Southeast Asian rice dishes and cakes. This is a truly unique and flavorful beer that you will enjoy. Pandan Ale is a dark, full-bodied beer that will complement spicy Thai and Indian curries, as well as savory Filipino and Indonesian stews.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2012
(bottle - 22 oz) Clear ruby red/brown pour with a thin white head. Sweet and malty aroma with some light earthy hints. Smooth and malty at the start with an earthy and nutty middle. Some dark malts and honey come through at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3768) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
22 ounce bottle that poured a toffee, caramel color with aromas of roasted malt, choclate, and little hops. Tasted like a brown ale with some added spice and wood/ash flavoring, maybe some smoke? Overall a decent brew and was better than i expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
6th June 2009
Clear dark brown beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Very slighty tangy malt with a dry chocolate - herb taste on the back of the tongue. Easy drinking and unusual beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10842) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
„Asia-Shop“-Geruch, kernig, leicht süß. Malzig-würziger Antrunk, etwas fremdartig, herb-würzig auf asiatische Weise. Leicht nach Soja, angenehm aromatisch, im Verlauf weiter würziger werdend. Im Abgang zudem sehr interessant aromatisch, desweiteren süßlich-röstig. Sehr intersssant! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Bier! 7/11/12/11/7/11

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Draft, Exbeerience. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Has a lightly sweet, nutty, roast coffee aroma to it. Tastes toasty and nutty with a little bit of a grassiness. Had a buttery diacetyl taste and aroma that I don’t recall it having last time I taste it that dropped this a few points for me. The other beer of theirs I tried was really loaded with butter, so I’m wondering if it’s a recent issue in general for Trade Route. Still, this was pretty decent and I want to give it another try later. I know that it can be better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Laughing Buddha Brewing Company Pandan Brown Ale--Experience the dark, smooth, and fragrant brown ale, brewed with palm sugar and pandan leaves. 2008 22 oz. Yes 6.00% 21 4.25 / 5.0 Brown Ale--Asian Lacy off white medium head.Clear thin bronze brown color.Mild hop pandan leaf mellow chocolate nutty aromatic front.Mild dry sweet smooth nutty mild toffee chocolate doughy brown body.Easy mild hop creamy pandan spice smooth end.Unique & Tasty. 6/7/2009 4 $4.49. trade route brewing company aka Laughing Buddha Brewing Company Pandan Brown Ale--Exquisite brown ale with a delicate Southeast Asian pandan leaf aroma and palm sugar finish. 2009 22 oz. Yes 6.00% 21 4.25 / 5.0 Brown Ale--Asian Medium loose sediment.Rich foamy lacy light tan head.Starts clear rich copper amber brown color.Hazes gently.Mil hop pandan leaf soft cocao front.Soft sweet zesty toasted bisquit brown cocao thin crisp body.Dry mild hop palm sugar smooth refreshing end. 7/16/2009 2 $4.49.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6819) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2010
courtesy of goodzoid10 pours brown, off-white head, effervescent. aroma, funky leafy, nutty, caramel, unusual but interesting. flavor, palm sugar definitely adds a refreshing palate, fruity, apple like, leafy/herbal mouthfeel with a nice and mild nutty palate. Medium carbonation. As the beer warmed up, the whole butty, palm sugar and pandan leaf became more prominent. Worth the try and nice use of ingredients I wasn’t expecting to see in a beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deadoralive (11) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Clear chestnut color with a fleeting head. Nice nutty aroma is wasabi noodles and brown sugar. Medium body and very smooth. Classic nut brown ale flavor is lightly sweet brown sugar with a Wok stir fry nutty herbal twist. Tasty stuff, I’ll for sure pick up more of this on my next trip to Seattle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1320) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Thanks to SeaBass for this one. A: Pours a light brown hue no real head. No retention or lace. S: Tons of sweet malt aroma. Mostly brown sugar, with hints of caramel and toasted malt. T: Malty malty goodness. Bold brown sugar, caramel, and light roast. Hints of nuttyness with a dash of earth. M: Light in body, smooth, with light carbonation. D: Easy drinking, pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2010
On tap at Taste Restaurant. Pours dark brown with a beige head and some lace. Aromas of brown sugar, nuts, and roasted malts. This is a very sweet brown with much nutty caramel taste and no real bitterness.


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