5 Seasons North Duck-billed Platypus Belgian Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
As the name suggests this beer is a hybrid of several different styles. Brewed with British malts like a pale ale, fermented with a fruity, Belgian yeast and then dry hopped with American Amarillo hops - this one is a taxonomic nightmare.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Cask at the brewpub on 2/07/08: Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with a frothy well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malty and some fresh citrusy hop notes. Body starts semi-sweet and smooth with a light fresh grapefruity hop flavor before a mildly bitter crisp finish. Incredibly drinkable and well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2008
This was a bit darker than I was expecting. The flavor is equally malty with a lot of caramel malts going on. Theres a bit of hoppiness, the amarillo is a little buried by the malts so its not quite as obvious as Amarillo often is, but this is a tasty beer. Interesting brown ale is the best way Id describe it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5565) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2008
This pours a lovely transparent brown with a fine head. The strong aroma is malty and has a hint of spice - cinnamon, or cloves, or perhaps both. The rich flavor has a strong hop component and a hint of the Japanese flavoring miso (a salty seaweed derivative). Spicy, smooth but lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Name: Duck-Billed Platypus Belgian Pale Ale
Date: 02/07/2008
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: muddy burnt orange, dense tan head, thick frothy lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with lots of peppery spicy and slightly grassy hops, touch of fruityness goes really well with the peppery character,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor with a nice fruity character, well balance with floral and earthy hops, lots of fresh hop character to the point of burping hops, nice light lingering bitter finish,
-------- /> Name: Duck-Billed Platypus Belgian Pale Ale
Date: 03/20/2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub

Aroma: aroma is still all fruity and peppery,
Flavor: lots of esters and phoenolics in the flavor makes for lots of complexity, plenty of hops adds additional complexity and bitterness, touch of caramel sweetness for balance,
-------- /> Name: Duck-Billed Platypus Belgian Pale Ale
Date: 04/24/2008
Mode: cask
Source: brewpub
Words: randall

Aroma: the huge fresh citrus hops blend perfectly with the sweet estery aroma,
Flavor: lots of additional oily hop flavor, fruity esters backed by the caramel sweetness still keep it well in balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, and citrus hops. Flavor is caramel, fruity, and a bitter citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Appearance: Lightly hazy, medium brown body with a small, dense, ivory-colored head. Smell: Bright, earthy spiced orange peel aroma with a light, gentle caramel maltiness. Taste: Light caramel maltiness with a subtle sweetness. Soft spiciness throughout. Mild clementine hop flavor with a mild earthy bitterness. Fairly easy, light finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation. Very soft mouthfeel. Drinkability: Its good from the word "go". Ive never seen unclemattie so happy in all my days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2008
07 Feb 08. Cask. Deep ruby / amber color. Khaki colored, heavy cream floating on the surface. Heavenly floral, musty hop aroma. Dry hopped with Amarillo! Clean malts, nutty and caramel. Very calming bitterness on the back of the palate that only American Style Pale Ales could share. Happiness is a good pint!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Belgian yeast, amarillo hops(dry hopped),British malts as per a pale, Crawford what are you doing. Foamy head. Dangerously drinkable cross-style. Creamy mouthfeel, fruity.A reat cask ale.

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