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Whitbread Pale Ale (USA)

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GG (2332) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1543) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Orange pour with a white head. Sweet malt aroma with some hops coming through. Some caramel flavor followed by some bitterness. Nothing too powerful. Solid but not over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1252) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
~A somewhat hazy orange amber beer with nice fluffy rocky white head. ~Caramel malt aroma withe some fruity sweetness and bread. ~Sweet citrus caramel flavor, slightly nutty. ~ light to medium feel. Bitter citrusy finish. ~Decent little brew. Nothing special but enjoyable. Glad Ratebeer labeled it as an ESB

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1436) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Twist off 12 oz. bottle, pours a red rose-light brown color with some haze, gave an off-white head and some effervescence bubbles, aromas of bread, malt and yeast with honey and faint fruit sweetness, flavor of bready malt, some caramel, faint fruit and light toasted malt? Malt sweetness was tasted through out the drink, has some hop bitterness that sort of reveals itself more at the finish, I was surprised how much sweetness was in this ale, nice drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Medium amber color. Light malt, earthy aroma. Sweet creamy mouthfeel, nice texture. Has a watery, grape aftertaste. Would make a nice fresh cask ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Pours a caramel-amber with a 1 inch head. Flavor is of honey and malt, with some gnarly upleasant skunkiness coating the mouth at the end. Overall decent, but wouldíve been much more enjoyable without that odd nastiness at the end. Overall, fair+.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a thin off white head. The aroma was floral and bready. The flavor was malty, with a citrus finish.

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