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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A welcome departure from overhopped ales so common in our region, this is a copper-hued and easy-drinking Pale Ale brewed with just the right dose of earthy and herbal hops to balance out the malt and esters. 5.5% abv

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3.1
nathanvc (493) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2017
At Skillet, Seattle. (Labeled on the menu as "Brio Pale Ale", whatever that means. Should I have rated the wrong beer, feel free to let me know...) Pours hazy deep golden with a minimal, lasting, off-white head that leaves lacing. The aroma contains hops, grass, spices, herbs and yeast. It tastes light yeasty sour at first, then medium to heavy spicy bitter - Belgian style. Medium body, slick/oily texture, lively carbonation. Not bad, but nothing I haven’t tasted before in Belgium...

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Always intrigued by these Belgian concotions. This one does work. It’s a good pale ale, but the Belgian yeast makes it better.

3.1
OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bomber from last drop. 5.5% ABV.

Copper-gold pour, white head. Grassy, slightly sour nose. Strong Belgian yeast presence in the flavor. Moderate sweetness. I like the comparisons to a low-key tripel. It’s alright (if unexpected) early on, but it falls to pieces late. Burnt rubber and dish soap top the citrus peel, as if something has gone wrong with the bottle. This should definitely be listed as a Belgian (pale) ale -- it’s even called as much on the brewer’s web site. Out of the ordinary, but fairly unimpressive.

2.6
ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2014
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Listed as Belgian pale here. Pours slightly cloudy golden with thick white head. Aroma is thin sweet pale malt with weird burnt notes. Taste is muddy pale malt with light funky Belgian yeast and those same odd slightly burnt notes, though less than the nose. Some promising flavors here but ultimately falls apart. I think I’ve had this before and it was better. Maybe a bad keg?

3.4
BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
Very foamy, rocky, creamy beige head atop a bronzed body. Nice honeyed hop nose. Honeyed, mellifluous hop body. Lovely. Honeyed, hoppy, and nicely balanced.

3.6
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours light golden amber with a fizzy/creamy white head. Aroma is floral and lightly roasted malt. Med body. Flavor seems earthy, with fairly roasted malt, but there’s something like floral/citrus as well. More dry than not. Decently bitter, rather clean, earthy finish. Pleasant change from overly malty pales.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Hazy light orange color with lasting ivory head. Citrus peel, dusty, earthy pale malt aromas with belgian yeast, dry spice aromas. Soft smooth mouthfeel. Nice citrusy, earthy hop, honey biscuit, belgian yeast flavors--good.

3.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012
22. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a big sudsy off white head and plenty of rings of eggy lace. Nice sweet caramel, floral, and piney nose. Creamy medium body, carb is a little flabby. Caramel predominant on the mid palate, followed by floral notes with some light pine accents. Mild sweet finish.

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5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle:   Dirty orange, hazy, thick, large rocky off-white head, splotty lacing.   Somewhat blew up as I opened the bottle, but doesn’t seem infected.   Somewhat of a faint citrus peel mealy sort of aroma.   Almost seems like a Tripel in a way.   Very mealy on the tongue, at least not too sticky.   Not bright at all, very dull.   Not really hoppy, a bit of citrus peel but its very muted and soft.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This is more of a muted Tripel than any sort of American Pale Ale that I have had.


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killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
22 oz from Chuck’s. 74th and Greenwood? This is right by house and I didn’t even know it. Not sure if I’ve been drinking too many homebrews, but this pale ale tastes more like hef. Fuzzy, sweet and smells like Dubble Bubble. Interested in trying the others.


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