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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fremont is the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe” and Universale, our flagship product, honors the namesake of our unique location. Universale Pale Ale offers a distinctive Northwest twist on the classic pale ale, using a select blend of organic Gambrinus pale roasted malt and Old World malts balanced with classic Northwest hops to achieve a heavenly beer of rich malt flavor and subtle hop spice. This is beer. Enjoy.

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3.3
gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
On June 24, 2015. At Fremont Brewing Company in Seattle, Washington.
Listed as 5.2% ABV.
Hazy golden color, white head. Malty, hoppy, herbal taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Herbal aftertaste. Malty, cream, fruity scent.

3.9
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Tap at Fremont. Pours a clear, bright golden with webby lacing. Nose has the brewery’s characteristic weedy skunk note universal in their hoppy stuff along with some raw brewhouse/sweet wort boil. It doesn’t bother me- makes it feel rustic. But for others this may be seen as flawed. Taste is full biscuit balance, beautiful malt showcase as always with this brewer. Thick mango, marmalade, grilled papaya, huge sourdough biscuit. Balancing, beautiful. Shows a lot of brewer aptitude.

4
onceblind (9442) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Beautiful clear golden with a foamy white head. Prety lovely nose of sweet of pale ale malty biscuit and a sharp grassy fresh cascade hop. Smooth and mellow flavor thats balanced and hoppy and sweet malty. There’s a nice grassy and citrus pop on the start followed by a golden toast and pale ale malt body. Nice toffee and citrus sweetness with a blonde ale body. And a touch of peppery hops. Nicely nuanced pale.

2.7
3fourths (9332) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear honey gold with a fine white head. Hoppy nose is pine lumber, herbs, gummi bears / tropical gum; Malt is lightly toasty and toffee-like; game-y butterscotch notes suggest diacetyl. Medium body, sweet, syrupy and glycerin-like on the tongue; moderately bitter, medium-low acid, buttery and off.

3.2
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit aroma. Dark malt and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Light dark malts linger with grapefruit.

3.7
douglas88 (9059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2017
12 ounce can. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. A light toasted fruity nose. A big fruity sweet orange flavor, some herbal tea, light perfume. Toast. A pretty sweet. Quite nice, smooth sweet flavors.

3.6
drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3/28/13. Sampled during CBC 2013. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Nice aroma on this for just a pale ale. Floral, piney, and plenty of citrus on top of a solid malt balance. Slightly more lackluster flavor, less hop presence, more malts coming through. Tasty.

3.3
SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Sampler pack from a dude from the brewery, supposedly.. . Biscuit, hay, mild centennial, and dry grass .. Easy mouth, dry finish for a pale .. Good pale, but I liked the 77 so much better. .. . Betty white once ate a pot brownie and banged a tree stump.

3.5
bytemesis (8250) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle -thanks Artem! Pours clear amber with a large creamy off white head that dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is pine, spruce, citrus, mango. Flavors the same, very light sweet, light bitter. Bitter in the finish, a touch metallic. Light body, bit watery.

3.7
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2011
22. Pours a clear medium amber with golden brown highlights. Loose filmy tannish head knocking around, leaving bits of patchy lace. Nice fruity nose, caramel showing through oranges and pineapples. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, oranges, and pineapple on the mid-palate. Pleasant. Tangy pineapple finish. Nice fresh citric fruity APA. Good stuff.


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