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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 130   ABV: 4.34%
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English pale ale brewed with figs.

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rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
bottle. Amber with one finger head. I’ll give it points for creativity, as I’ve certainly never wondered what a pale ale crossed with figs would taste like. Sweet with brown sugar and fig. Hops don’t manage to punch through much. Just ok, I’d probably not seek this out again.

3
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is almost all figs with just a light chemical smell. Tastes the same. Thin body makes it seem like fig water and not beer. It’s not unpleasant it’s just not that good.

3.2
ColovianTrader (464) - - NOV 15, 2015
Fairly mild hop bitterness, moderate fruit sweetness and hints of fig. Light caramel and toasted grains to finish.

3.6
milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Rich brown red color with firm body. Slightly fruit sweet, but decent bitterness. Can this really be 4.34% ABV?

3.4
chucklemation (1764) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours a dark copper with a thin white head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, and some earthy hops. Flavor is fruit and sweet caramel. The fig adds a subtle touch. While not particularly memorable, it’s still pretty good.

3.9
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/30/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light roast, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, figs, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, plum, fig, pear, apple, light roast, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light roast, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, figs, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very nice fruited English bitter style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, figs, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark hazy reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of bread, grass, biscuit, red fruit, fig, plum, some orange. Taste was a mix of orange, grapefruit, red fruit, bread, biscuit, hints of earth, spice, slight grain, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.2
bigtaster (1028) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2015
From a bottle, into a snifter. Off white head, burgundy red somewhat clear. Fuirt, figs! yeast, some brown sugar. Medium body, sweet, a bit dry. Just a bit odd, and not that enjoyable.

2.8
libertine (442) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Pours a dark red amber with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and surprisingly a little dank. Figs are there in the Aroma and the flavor. Sweet and malty with some hops. Medium body. dry finish. Off balanced beer where nothing seems to be quite right.

3.2
FlandersNed (396) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12oz bottle. Dusty dark copper hue / moderate off-white head. Plum, dried plum and earthy nose and flavor w/medium hop bitterness for style. Medium body and carbonation.


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