RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Flat Earth Pale Ale is a Belgian pale ale. Inspired by beers like Orval and Rare Vos. Made with imported Belgian malt and a Belgian yeast strain. Our Belgian pale ale has a sweet malt aroma with traces of orange, plum and pear. Its complex malt backbone of biscuit and hints of toast to compliment the spiciness of the yeast. We hope you enjoy the fresh "Belgian" beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
22oz bottle, courtesy of Stine. Thanks, Eben! Pours a very clear, bright honey-orange color; thin white head with patchy lacing. Plenty of dough and fruit in the aroma; some honey and maple syrup; mostly sweet. Medium mouthfeel: chewy belgian core; dough, yeast, and belgian sugars; not sticky, but a chewy biscuit and yeasty presence; not much of a hoppy pale ale character coming through (which would have helped, as would a bit more dryness); a mild mineral bitterness and doughy note in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
(Draught) Pours a deep golden body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, nuts, apple, and light herbal notes. Flavor of nuts, caramel, floral hops, some pear, and herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
22 oz bottle. Grassy hops, light biscuity malt some caramel and a hint of dry and spicy yeast on the nose. Pours rich copper with a small white head. Flavor is relatively simple, but inoffensive. Fairly dry with the yeast and hops at the forefront. Lightly malty in the middle and finishing fairly dry with just a small kick of yeast. Medium bodied. Always good to see more craft brews come out of MN!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Tap @ Acadia Cafe: Coper caramelly color, no head or lacing. Nose of apple esters and woody, grassy hops, some light yeast and sprucey notes. The flavor is a bit bitter yet sticky, plenty of zesty yeast and hops intermingle. The finish is toasty, nice belgian character while it warms. Good, needs a bit less sweetness and more carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1289) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 [Draft, ABR ’07] Pours amber with a small white head. Strong smell of corn and spice. A little thin. I really was not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Draught, at MacKenzies, Minneapolis, June 2007. Dark gold colour. Some light fruity notes in the flavour, with a dash of spicy hop. More yeasty fruit on the palate. Slightly peppery mouthfeel. Slipped down easily but I have to say it didnt make too much of an impression on me. Probably didnt do it any favours by trying it directly after Surly Furious. Or by assuming it was meant to be an APA for that matter, which is no doubt why my notes say "rather estery for an APA". Will return for a second opinion when the opportunity arises.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Appearance: clear amber hue, edging on bronze, with a nice tapioca-ish head that looks good at first, but dies down quickly. Aroma: musty, yeasty, funky malt, little hops, lightly sweet, complex, and pleasing to the nose. Taste: clean, yet zesty, mostly malt and yeast, spicy. Lean-bodied, very refreshing, easy-drinking, dry, even finish. Quite an interesting brew this one, very mellow, smooth, but with a special Belgian kick in it. Low on the alcohol, and with hardly any hops, this is just any easy drinker all the way, with plenty of character. As for me, though, I could use more body, more malt, more yeast, even...it looks and feels filtered, and I feel Id enjoy it more if it werent. Looking forward to more from Flat Earth. A good debut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
On tap at WA Frost and Company in St. Paul. Amber with a thin head. Aroma was malt and a hint of spices. Taste starts out sweet and spicey with notes of apple, caramel and bread. As it warms it becomes more hoppy and bitter. Overall very well done. I look forward to seeing this in bottles at some point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Amber colour with a slight haze and a nice white head. Doughy aroma with belgian yeast notes. More yeast in the flavour with some fruity qualities and a bit of hops. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Had this on tap at the Old Chicago in Uptown Minneapolis, MN. Pours a deep coppery amber brew with a thin, fast dissolving off white head. Lacing is sparce. Aroma has scent of dry apples, some bread biscuits, some flowery hops. Taste is dry, yeasty, some figs with a dry fruity finish. The aftertaste is dry and more apples. A very good balance beer.

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