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White Birch Belgian Style Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
22oz. Bottle (Batch #7, Bottle #123 of 302, at 7.8%ABV): Aroma of pale malt, lemon, Belgian yeast, grains, citrus, and lemongrass. Poured a muddy yellow/straw/flaxen in color with a small, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and slightly tart. Tastes of grains, alcohol, pear, slight Belgian yeast, light citrus, and lemon. Medium body. Slick, oily texture. Average carbonation. Lemon, slight Belgian yeast, light hop, and alcohol finish. Pretty bad. Alcohol present throughout.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
"Big thanks to Sara for sharing this one! A-pours a very pale yellow, watery urine colored with a thin bubbly white head. S-notes of pale malts, hints of yeast and slightly grainy, the huge citric flavors take over. lots of orange rind and sour grapefruit. T-the taste has some dry yeast and light pale malt that is almost moldy, faint though, tons of lightly tart white grapefruit, light sourness and hints of soapiness in the finish. M-creamy medium body, a little grainy towards the back and a crisp slightly dry finish. D-rather singular and not a lot of belgian flavors. plenty of citric presence but a few slightly off charateristics."

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrian910ss (2352) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
22 oz bomber. Bottle number 124/302. Pours a cloudy gray straw color with a medium sized white head. Aroma of faint spice, faint fruit, grains, yeast and tarty bitter notes. Taste of watery faint fruit, mild spice, yeast and hay. Slight tarty finish. Watery throughout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a lighter and hazy straw color with a small sized white head. Aromas on the thinner side - citrus. Tastes of citrus, fruity, spicy, and some wheat. Nice logger tart finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid canary with big fluffy 3-finger white head. Nose is very floral and spicy, with hops, pale malt, and a touch of sour mashy rock sugars. Tastes very spicy, fruity, tart, floral, with some funky and acidic notes throughout. Very dry, champagny, but I wonder if the degree of tartness is by design or not. Minor edit to add that the repour has little head and the tartness increases with the repour. This one gets even worse with exposure to air.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bomber: Hazy pale straw color with a thin white head, aroma has apples and hay, playful carbonation, medium bodied, starts and ends lightly bitter, ending has pears and a soft crispness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle at BCTC 2010. Pours unclear, pale yellow with a modest white head. Malt aroma with notes of lemon, yeast and spice. Flavor is lightly sweet with more spices and malt tones. Medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes with mild sweetness and some lingering spices. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8254) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours cloudy yellow with lots of junk sediment. Almost looks like a lemonade gone wrong. Nose and taste of lemon, coriander, pale malts and peel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Pale yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and light coriander. Body was light and crisp. Medium carbonation. Was told this beer was great. Fell way short.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Pale golden pour with a foamy white head Aroma is citric, grapefruit, a bit of spicey malt, light booze. Flavor is spicey grapefruit, lemon zest, some light tart notes as well as some subtle booziness. Not bad. Refreshing


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