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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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NOTE: If you are rating is from 2006 or later, this is not the correct beer. Please rate Williamsburg Alewerks Chesapeake Pale Ale.

A rich, light copper, medium bodied ale profiling a clean Centennial hop bitterness, signature "American" Cascades, and the earthy aroma of Willamette hops with a light balance of malt-caramel flavor. A classic example of the style. OG 1.050; 5.5% abv.; 40 IBU; 7 SRM.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2006
out of the bottle pours a playful amber gold hue with a medium bodied white head which lingers along with the lacing. smells crisp and clean of light hops and florals. at first the taste is mild and welcoming with a medley of citrus fruits, peaches, cherries and grapefruit coupled with floral hops. but the flavor finishes abruptly harshly bitter. a little watered down. well under-carbonated. a good attempt we’ll say.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle... Hazy, light amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Good retention. Funky nose with notes of lye soap, chicken stock, and light grapefruit. Not offensive; just strange. Lemony, black tea flavor with medium bitterness. Medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, grassy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
cazort (497) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Dark-tasting crispness; almost suggesting a roasted aftertaste characteristic of a strongly hopped porter--but no roast in the aroma. Flavour is balanced. Texture, a bit thin but not terribly thin. Good; very pleasant and easy to drink. Bitter but not as bitter as many pale ales.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Not exceptional, but simply a good pale ale. Nice flavour, good hoppiness, fairly dry, not much malt, but good beer. Aroma is very malty with some subtle hops, good colour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Surprisingly pine hoppy aroma. Golden with an uneven head and some lacing. Taste was thinner, lightly malty, and plenty of juicy hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4361) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
(Bottle) Courtesy of my good friend Argo0. Pours a large, white head with an orange body. Nose of tin, iodine, pine hops and milky malt. The flavour is somewhat unbalanced in its bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2005
A decent enough pale ale, not exciting. Sort of a cross between an american and an english style pale ale - mainly because the malts remind me of Maris Otter but are probably just crystal malt. Nicely hoppy, but integrated. Somewhat hoppy. Creamy bottle-conditioned palate well done. Seems most of the beers from this brewery tend to emphasize balance and appealing mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crockett (1002) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Pours hazy gold with a good looking roacky lacing well retained head. Aroma is mildly citric with apples. Flavour is sweet with clementines and apples. Pithy with a bit of earthy leaf and invert sugar. Apperance is the strong point. Quite a muted offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
beautiful appearance, slightly hazy golden with a dense, rocky head, well retained but leaving nice lace. aroma of green apples, walnuts and grren leafy hops. some malty flavour of biscuits and caramel with mild pithy hops in the finish. not bad, but the beer looks way better than it is.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
a hoppy, citrusy flavor...nice and refreshing. a golden color with white head. not too heavy on the hops. a decent pale ale.


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