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Whitbread Pale Ale (USA)

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A moderately hoppy English style pale ale contract brewed by Boston Beer Co. (at their Cincinnati plant, previously used by Hudepohl) for Interbrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (14478) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
American version, bottle. Pale golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of straw and white pepper. Taste is slightly less bitter than a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
I have no idea how old this bottle is, but when in Rome...12 oz bottle into a wine glass. A: Pours a dark ruby color that’s in no way pale. About one finger of off-white colored head is formed, only to fade away quickly due to poor retention. No real lace. S: Wow, this is VERY sweet. Tons of dark fruits inhabit the aroma, with only a hint of oxidation to break up the monotony. Honestly, it’s a pleasant nose, just not that complex. If the bottle didn’t say "pale ale", I’d wonder if it were an old ale instead (it’s certainly old in more ways than one...) T: It tastes dangerously similar to prune juice - cripes, this is sweet. There is some mild oxidation, but nothing too horrible. The finish is a combination of chocolate and mineral water. Some decent qualities exist, but the whole package just seems...off. M: Despite the sweetness, the dry finish is honestly kind of unpleasant, which says nothing about how unfitting the sweet and dry get along on the palate. Carbonation is almost nonexistent. O: A truly great beer can stand the test of time (unless they’re hoppy, natch), and this hasn’t. If you still see this at your Neighborhood Liquor Store™ and you’re considering picking this up, don’t do it! Get something else instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2256) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
This one of my first go-to beers years back. Malty caramel flavor. Little hop presence. Not had the British version yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
I’ve tried both the British and American versions and the American version is far better. This version is a copper coloured beer, darker and less cloudy than its British counterpart. Aroma is sweet malt, and floral hops, the hops more pronounced than the British version. The flavour is fuller and more defined in this version with a definite malt sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is malty caramel, dark fruit, grass and light citrus. Flavour is caramle, grass, pine and dark fruit. Good bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3920) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Hah! Found my rating from working back at woodys smokes and brews in tennessee. Old bottle that had been on the shelf a while. Clearish amber pour with fair offwhite head. A bit bready on the aroma. Slight nutty, lots of caramel/toast flavor. Slightly yeasty. Definitely english as it had no real discernable hop presence other than an ever so slight bitterness. meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 7, 2013
Originally reviewed 6.6.08. Single bottled poured into a pint glass where nothing happened. Unremarkable appearance and nose. Virtually no head. Moderately bitter, the taste was sour milk garnished with a banana slice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shaney (2426) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
#530 Sieht aus wie ein Alt, nur mit weniger Schaum. Das Aroma ist nur schwach rezent. Im Antrunk dann leicht und unbeschwert. Geschmacklich durchaus würzmalzig geht es über in einen durchaus herben und "barrique"-mäßigen, leicht holzigen Abgang. Eigenartiges Bier, dass mir aber zusagt! Test vom 9.3.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,9,10,10,9,10 - 9,90

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14259) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Oktober 2012. Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Bread, caramel and grassy hops. Quite grainy. Medium to thin body. A bit dusty but it has a fine bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11424) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
FC Nordsjælland vs. Chelsea FC Champions League football night tasting in Odense, October 2012. Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with bread crust and toffee, and a fruity touch of red apples. Sweetish malty flavour with a touch of fruit, and a slightly bitter finish

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