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  • Belgian Pale Ale

    Belgian Pale Ale

    Aroma: Moderate malt aroma, which can be a combination of toasty, biscuity, or nutty, possibly with a touch of light caramel or honey. Moderate to moderately high fruitiness with an orange- or pear-like character. Low to moderate strength hop character (spicy, herbal, or floral) optionally blended with background level peppery, spicy phenols. The hop character is lower in balance than the malt and fruitiness.

    Appearance: Amber to copper in color. Clarity is very good. Creamy, rocky, white head often fades more quickly than other Belgian beers.

    Flavor: Has an initial soft, smooth, moderately malty flavor with a variable profile of toasty, biscuity, nutty, light caramel and/or honey notes. Moderate to moderately high fruitiness, sometimes orange- or pear-like. Relatively light (medium-low to low) spicy, herbal, or floral hop character. The hop bitterness is medium-high to medium-low, and is optionally enhanced by low to very low amounts of peppery phenols. There is a dry to balanced finish, with hops becoming more pronounced in the aftertaste of those with a drier finish. Fairly well balanced overall, with no single component being high in intensity; malt and fruitiness are more forward initially with a supportive bitterness and drying character coming on late.

    Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light body. Smooth palate. Alcohol level is restrained, and any warming character should be low if present. Medium to medium-high carbonation.

    Overall Impression: A moderately malty, somewhat fruity, easy-drinking, copper-colored Belgian ale that is somewhat less aggressive in flavor profile than many other Belgian beers. The malt character tends to be a bit biscuity with light toasty, honey-like, or caramelly components; the fruit character is noticeable and complementary to the malt. The bitterness level is generally moderate, but may not seem as high due to the flavorful malt profile. 

    1.048 - 1.054 1.010 - 1.014 20 - 30 8 - 14 4.8 - 5.5%

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    Brunehaut Bio Amber
    TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   617 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Available Year-round
    Amber copper colour with a beige head. Caramel malts smells with reminiscences to vanilla, some toffee, butterscotch and ripe fruits. (6.5% alc.vol.)
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    Ommegang Rare Vos
    TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   676 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 12oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    21 IBU's
    Available Year-round
    Ommegang Brewmaster's tasting notes: Rare Vos Amber Ale is styled after the smooth, drinkable beers popular in Belgian cafés. It pours a light copper hue, contrasting beautifully with a big, creamy white head. The nose offers orange blossoms and slight spice. ...
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    White Street Belgian Pale
    MonkMonk   786 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    • On Tap
    • Growler
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    25 IBU's
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    Our Belgian Pale is an easy going copper colored ale with a fluffy white head. A bready malt backbone is delicately balanced with spicy phenols derived from fermentation. This brew offers a surprising amount of complexity while retaining great drinkability.
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