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Whitbread Pale Ale (USA)

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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A moderately hoppy English style pale ale contract brewed by Boston Beer Co. (at their Cincinnati plant, previously used by Hudepohl) for Interbrew.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3326) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear copper amber with a medium creamy off white head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a spicy fruit aroma with caramel and light bready malt. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter malt with caramel and a nice sugary finish. A good ESB from Boston Beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1823) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
33 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Deep amber colour, clingy tight foam head. Balanced hop/malt, with some sweet citrus lurking in the background. Challenging flavor, first sip is slightly sour, then changing to sweet bitter molasses. Finish is autumnal and earthy, prunes mostly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Great lacing. Aroma is sweet and slightly malty with a hint of roast. The flavor lingers on the side/back of the tongue as a slightly astringent hop/roasty malt bitterness with a hint of minerals.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Overall a very good beer. Appearance is light brown with a lacey head. Mouthfeel is smooth. Brew is pretty malty but overall has a very nice flavor and is a very drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RONCOD (216) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Hazy brown color with a fluffy tan head. I could detect some caramel aroma with some sweet tea in the background. Kind of a sweet citrus taste. I like this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
light brown color, fairly clear, small off-white head which disappears quickly, slight lacing. light citrus hops in the nose, touch of tea. flavor of sweet malt, touch of creamy caramel, lightest hint of citrus hoppiness. medium bodied, bitter finish. a bit too meek and a touch too sweet to be repeatable. sweetens more as it warms. 6 pack purchased a liquor depot in monee.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2009
Poured out an orangy brown clear beer with an acceptable ammount of off-white head that leaves small spotty lacing. Lots of fruity aroma, caramel and burnt sugar. Some spice and possibly some alcohol. The taste is filled with mildly spicy hops and some burnt sugar and a weak fruit...but there is a notable alcohol burn...or is it the hops? Hard to tell as the flavour isnít all that great to start off with. Light medium bodied. Fairly smooth on the mouth while being very carbonated. After the not-so-good bitterness vanishes you are left with a bit of a chewy burnt sugar finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Yet another incredibly boring ESBís on the market and while itís nothing to get excited about, itís not a drainpour either. The beer pours out a medium amber color/orangeish color, slightly hazy with a 2" foamy off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with honey, some yeast/bready aroma, dust, and floral. Aroma though is very restrained and there just wasnít enough there to get a higher score. Flavor is sweet up front, with a bit of french bread-like sweetness, slightly fruity with a bit of off-caramel. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Straight from the bottle. Had an aroma of sweet malt, some caramel. and maybe a bit of sugar cane. Taste was slightly hoppy with hints of caramel. Somewhat creamy for a light body. I like it.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pours light rusty brown with a nice creamy, tan head; good lacing. Pleasant malty aromas with a touch of fig and wine; faint hop bouquet. Malt sweetness is almost immediately followed by a balancing hop bitterness. From here on its all downhill: almost no flavors in the middle or in the finish except an unpleasant astringency that, coupled with the fizziness on the tongue, leaves the impression of tonic water. Too bad.


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