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White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This straw colored beer greets with an aroma of noble hops, pears and Belgian esters. The flavor follows nicely with a moderately spicy hop and Belgian yeast effect buoyed by a soft malt body. The finish is crisp and dry. We enjoy this beer with spicy foods, grilled steaks, grilled chicken and mandarin salad. Where you take it is only limited by your imagination.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2011
From the waxed bottle it pours a hazy medium amber with a moderate head that fades to a ring and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel malts up front with a kind of balanced hop scent around the edges. The body is around medium. The taste has a quick sweetness at first then becomes powerfully bitter with a hop attack on the end. These hops are not noticded in the aroma but are clearly evident in the taste.
Earlier Rating: 9/12/2009 Total Score: 4
From the 1 pint 6 fl. oz bottle. From Batch One...bottle 8 of 70. The pour has an almost white appearance, which I found to be completely unique. Thin foamy white head. The aroma emits a slightly fruity scent like pears with a nip of hoppiness in the background. The taste has this sort of burst of spice and tartiness and ends hot (for lack of a better description). It had the sensation of a topnotch hot sauce on the back of my throat. Congratulations on the new beer. It is most definitely a keeper and should please fans of Belgian pales.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Peregrinari (143) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Cloudy dark gold with foamy head. Mine was a gusher. Not a bad aroma. Smells of clove and orange and citrus. Flavor is bitter with banana, clove, yeast. Finish is a bit sweet and sticky. Overall not terrible.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (2737) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
Part of a Bomber via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a goblet. 17NO11. GUSHED.

App.: Bright cloudy yellow, large fluffy bright white head. Aroma: Quite bright, citrusy and floral, spicy, yeast/bread dough, some light esters, lemony/earthy coriander, a little pine/resin, wet biscuits, some fruitiness apart from the esters. Palate: Medium body, lively, fairly rounded effervescence. Flav.: Lemony, citrus, bright, some biscuit, yeast and bread dough, a bit of earthy coriander, much less estery/fruity, some bitter green herbs, a wee funky note; dry and kinda watery with understated bitterness and a lacklustre finish of minerals and a little lemony biscuit.

Starts of well but peters out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy yellow color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium tart citrus and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Light golden hazy pour with a light white head .... aroma of light floral hops and fruity belgian yeast .... taste is light spicy hops, light citrusy tart hop, sweet malts, belgian fruity yeast (think pear/apple) with just a light light hop kick ... an easy drinking and decent bpa with abv hidden well

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachrymalisis (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Nice clear orange/gold/copper. 1 finger head that didn’t linger for long. Intense bubble-gum aroma to it, along with yeast, green apple/pear, and candied pineapple/papaya. Not much hops. Taste followed smell almost exactly, except for the nice crisp hop bitterness on the finish. Very nice surprise when it smells this candied. A bit too much carbonation, I think. Very prickly on the tongue, which actually distracted from the flavor. Medium syrup mouthfeel, but crisp enough to not be sticky.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a sweet caramel malt with butterscotch, a bit cloying. In mouth, a sweet chalky malt with light smoked notes, a bit beany and chalky. Bottle at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept 10, 2011.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Crystal clear, golden, and still. Thin but resilient head of white foam. The aroma is honey-laden, sweet, but natural. Same for the drink -- soft in every way. Little bit of malt, little bit of honey, little bit of yeast, little bit of pear. Quite subtle and nice. Where’s my cheese plate!? (#4254, 9/11/2011)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2011
bottle poured a bright golden in color with a nice thick off white head that retained well. aroma is mild with some hops, yeast, and wheat. mouth feel is nice for a pale and there is plenty of carbonation. flavor has a nice belgian yeast that is not overdone for a pale, mild hops, some light bitterness, and some sweetness into the finish. it is a nice pale ale and considering the abv comes across as easy drinking. there must be either a lot of batch variation or problems with other bottles because although this is not stellar stuff it drinks fine.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jredmond (5016) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Draft awhile back at either RnH or Capone’s - cant remember but it was around the time I moved from Philly to nyc. Thank christ i only had a 4-5 ounce sample of this sucker because it was a terrible beer. Lightly hazy yellow body with some lacing. Aroma is pretty offensive, its not that this beer is boring in any way, but it’s actually offensive and disgusting.


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