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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Roasted malty slightly nutty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
Slightly hazy chestnut colour. Nutty aroma with something a little strange - pandan leaf I’m assuming. Full-bodied for a brown. Great nutty flavour. Some quality depth in the malt, too.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa, palm sugar, toasted bread, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, dark fruit, light chocolate, and caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks acrdz) Creamy tan head atop cloudy mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, artificial chocolate, light cherry/raspberry. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some cherry, cereal, bread, sourness. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a very dark brown with a three-finger beige/tan head. Aroma is spicey/nutty. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with some sort of earthy flavor. Rather different - like green/earth. Finish is fairly clean, and definitely not sweet. Not all that bitter either. But the interesting flavor is enough to make this a very tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Date: 05/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: chocolate aroma with a dark caramel aweetness and a growing nutty character,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dark caramel adds a touch of sweetness, nice nuttyness, light earthyness for balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10480) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9099) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
Bottle... GIABMISGFAB... This beer rocks!... Clear, dark caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose offers a caramelized foundation with sweet, rich notes of roasted almonds, hazelnuts and milk chocolate. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Sweet, nutty flavor... richest brown ale I’ve ever tasted. Finishes like it began; sweet and nutty. Kudos to Beershine and Oakes for hauling this world class brown ale to the island with them!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2008
22oz bottle. Dark brown or purple colored body with a small off-white head. Strange smells confuses the nose: bran is noticed first, but it morphs into some strange musty cocoa, sugar and seedy blackberry smell, with some sort of stem or twig aroma as well. Not a bad smell but not a great smell, just a strange smell, more confusing to begin, but settling out into a nice sour, seedy blackberry smell as it warms. The taste is wet but smooth, lacking any noticeable bitterness, but does develop some dryness in the back. Tastes of mild berries, twigs, bran, cereal grains, and some sweet sugar, even developing some sort of chocolate raspberry/black cherry character over time.


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