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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full hop regiment attributes to a fresh citrus aroma and earthy flavor all balanced by lightly toasted malts. Not long ago, workers would be called to their union mandated beer breaks with the pull of the chain activated steam whistle. Beer bucket boys would hustle cold brew out to the workers before they returned to the production line. Our Pull Chain Pail Ale is a tribute to the working men and women who built this great city. Back to work!

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3.5
deyholla (12455) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap at the Milwaukee Brewing Co with ground hops on top. Poured a hazy gold with a tan head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice pine note with backing grass and grain. Flavor has a good amount of grass notes with a hint of pine and a grain backbone.

3.5
madvike (3303) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle - Clear light amber pour with a thin bubbly white head. Crackery biscuity malt on the nose, some mild citrus and herbal hopping, and a bit of caramel malt. Taste is very light--a crackery malt backbone with more yeast prominence than I’d expect, and a light citrus hopping. Very subtle, but balanced. Nothing bombastic about this one. And though I like my APA’s a bit cleaner, this is still pretty tasty. Carves out its own niche, for sure.

3.5
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Originally reviewed: 11/4/09. Poured into my pint glass. Pours a very cloudy brownish-orange with a huge rocky off-white head on top. Good retention; leaves little lace. Smells of sharp grapefruit, pine resin, and a slight whiff of honey on the finish.

The body has a wet aspect as I sip. Carbonation level is low/moderate. Could stand to be a bit fuller in this area. Flavor is of a nice citrus bitterness at the onset, slightly spicy. Nothing harsh though. Has a great bready finish that I really enjoy. Some toasted bread crust in there as well. There’s a nice balance with this beer, as I continue to sip the malty sweetness comes through more and more. This is a splendid Pale.

3.5
starewich (170) - - OCT 14, 2012
Hazy orange, head dissipates quickly. Strong nose of orange and peach. The hops are resin and the malt is tangy. Like much of Milwaukee Ale House’s line, this is an excellent standard example of its style but lacks distinctive traits.

3.5
beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Medium amber color with light sticky head. Sweet citrus, light pine aroma. Crisp and clean. Flavor follows nose. Like all other MKE brews, very flavorful, very drinkable, and well balanced

3.4
Tmoney99 (15040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Draft sample. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium balanced finish of moderate duration. Another good drinkable brew.

3.4
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a well hazed golden amber pour, some fiery orange glow to it with a decent sized frothy whitish head that dies to a spotty film, thicker ring lacing overall. Aromas are light oranges and lemons, touches of grass, florals, and crisp bready malts. Lacks a little bit of pop, but smells nice overall yet simple. Initial is lighter bodied with touches of dry floral bitter hops up front, some grass. Middle moves quickly into some crisp bready and cereal grains, lighter. Backend offers more bitterness, touches of lemons and subtle notes of grapefruit, citrus, and grassy/floral elements. Fairly clean with some lingering bitter hops. Pretty enjoyable, lighter fare with a small kick of bitter American hops into the finish.

3.4
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours dark orange witgh a small white head. Aroma is balanced between sweet caramel and some soft citric hoppiness. Definitely a bit of a bready cracker note. Flavor starts sweet and mildly citric again. Some floral hops and a graininess towards the finish which has a light bitterness. Medium body and crisp carbonation.

3.4
MaltOne (399) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On Tap - nice looking beer - light amber, creamy head. Resin and light citrus aroma. (Based on little experience in this area), it is an American style, a little more roasted malt and a lttle less of the floral notes then an English style. Pleasantly refreshing on the palate. Overall a solid beer.

3.4
Braudog (6852) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Draft at the Ale House. This is a golden-amber beer with a thin body, but a big sticky head. It drinks with a super heavy body, definitely malt-centric. The finish has just a little earthy hop to it. (#5146, 7/5/2013)


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