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Vale V.P.A. (Vale Pale Ale)

Brewed by Vale
Style: Bitter
Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Hops from across the Atlantic and Kent’s finest produce an assertive dry hoppy ale combined with a pronounced malt background.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2908) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Millets Farm near Witney. Light malty smell. Malty and bready taste with flowery hops. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Deep golden ale with a frothy white head. Can taste the goldings in this but well balanced with some US hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
Cask at the Happy Man, Englefield Green, 18/06/13. Clear golden blonde with a white head that retains well. Nose is hops, citrus, light grapefruit, jammy fruits, Taste comprises light tropicals, orange, toasted malt, hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Decent stuff, had this down as a golden blonde myself when rating it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 21, 2013
I thought this was surprisingly good. A great colour pale golden straw. Nice smooth head. Crisply fresh and citrus flavours, followed by a really nice mellow hop bitterness, with a great malted spicy dry ending. Gives a bitter marmalade zesty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Bright straw with a thin white head; citrus aroma; thick and grainy body with a strong, sweet, grapefruit flavour that lingers to gives a sustained drying finish. Rather good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. Pours hazy light gold with a small head. The nose is lemon, straw, white bread and grape. The taste is dried grass, light sugar cookie. Moderately hoppy and sweet. A bit of mineral chalkiness. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, not a bad pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fairwater (128) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Gravity pour @ Allied Arms beer fest. Clear, dark gold. Decent condition for a beer fest. Citrus hops aroma. Passion fruit, some yeast, malt undertone. Fairly bitter afterwards with orangeyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2012
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow (29 Mar 12) - mild floral / citrus aroma, hazy golden, quickly diminishing white head, served a bit cold, quite refreshing, lightly hopped, bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1332) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this pale ale in Esquires, Glasgow (JDW) in February 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber gold in colour with a thin white head. Dusty hop and citric fruit aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a tart grapefruit and lemon zest note. Aromatic hop resins lend a dry aftertaste but the finish is slightly sweet. A good bitter session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
Big up to Tjalve for this one! Pours golden and little hazy. No head. Aroma is crispy flowery and hopy. Flavor is medium bitter, flowery and some biscuits. Quite distinct hop to it as well. Aftertaste is quite long as well.

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