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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.


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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lukaduke (2120) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a murky sienna color with a trace of bubbles. The nose is citrus a lil belgian candy and spicy yeast... the palate is a bit unfocused with two layers never really coming together... some fruity pear and grassy hops help it along the way but the mouthfeel is thin and the flavors stale.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1774) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Feb. 2014 dated 22 ounce bottle. My first beer from this brewery. Appearance: Copper with a durable and creamy bone-colored head. A large amount of visible carbonation. Aroma: A faint “soapy” character; earthy hops; bready malts; mildly funky Belgian yeast. Taste: Aged apples; wood chips; light bitterness; multi-grain bread; herbal and a bit earthy. . Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium+ soft carbonation. Overall: decent

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (990) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
At Jacob’s pickles with Taylor. Pours orange murky. Aroma is big ester, funk yeast. Taste is malty hay notes, milt earthy hops, and some muted Belgium fruit notes. The aroma is a little too belgiumy for me, but the taste is interesting and has a nice maltiness to it. I could drink a lot of it actually.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooseunc (15) - Prince William County, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bomber, Feb 14. Slight grassy/vegetal fruity aromas in the nose. Poured with huge head, dissipated slowly. Toward the end of the bomber, head was less evident. Nice Belgian lace in sides of my tulip. Poured light yellow/orange with slight haze. Distinct, but mild flavours from the Belgian yeast (strain?). Spicy/fruity on tongue. Effervescent/spritzy mouthfeel...well-attenuated/dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled in 2/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, bread, biscuit, herbal, grass, pepper, clove, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, a earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, bread, biscuit, herbal, grass, pepper, clove, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness/yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, bread, biscuit, pepper, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
bottle. hazy deep golden with two finger head. just a tad on the overcarbonated side. mild malt body with some fruity pear flavor. rather mild hops and understated belgian spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1062) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bomber: Aroma has got a nice fruity belgian goodness, yeast, spicy and a nice hop notes as well. Appearance is a cloudy orange golden with a thick white head that lingers for a while. Taste has got nice Belgian esters, nice hop notes with a yeast backing. Palate is very nice with lingering spicy hop notes with a yeast lingering. Overall, A really nice refreshing Belgian ale. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (149) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bomber, June 2013. Pours hazy golden with aggressive, fluffy white head that lasts and laces. Smells of citrus, esthers, and apple cider. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Tastes of citrusy hops up front with toasty malt, apple/pear, and esthers. Crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22oz bottle, shared. Bottled March 2013. I got the final pour. Mostly hazy orange amber color, with lots of fine yeast particles in the body. Thin off-white head. Leaves good reaches of lace. Medium body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Caramel malt, spicy hop, belgian yeast in the aroma. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, lightly tangy. Decent belgian pale ale now, but it was probably much tastier fresh.. Others that tasted it seemed to enjoy it very much

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Nice and easy beer that makes hot summer days a little cooler. Cloudy amber color with a nice head that disapates quickly. Aroma is refreshing yeast,sugar and fruits like apple and pear. Flavors are fruity,hay and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindog (260) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber with a large head that is very bubbly. Aroma has some light fruit and Belgian aromas of Yeast Taste follows with a nice crispness. A very easy drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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