Bright Pale

Oregon
United States
Bright Pale, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

pFriem Bright Pale Ale is bursting with fruity and tropical hop notes such as white grapes, pineapple, and pine and tropical aromas of honeydew melon and passion fruit. When you experience its crisp, fruity, and clean finish, you’ll understand why we call it bright.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
33
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Warrior, Simcoe, Calista, Hallertau Blanc
Malts: 
Rahr Pale Malt, Gambrinus Pilsner, Carapils
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Bright Pale by pFriem Family Brewers was reviewed as an American Pale Ale ( #18B ) of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The beer poured had a surprisingly light straw color ( almost golden ) hue.  This beer was well carbonated with tiny, small bubbles that did not dissipate, as if it was bottled under nitrogen, but I know that it was not.  The aroma of this Pale Ale was very lightly hopped with a subtle malt sweetness.  The flavor had a nice balance of both malt/hops that made it slightly sweetness (malt) with a subtle bitterness (hops).  The hops had a slight citrus and pine resin flavor.  The mouthfeel and body of this beer was light and the carbonation level about medium.  Upon first taste of this beer, I can categorically call this a " Session " Pale Ale.  It meets the guidelines of a Pale Ale, however, on the lower threshold for the style.  It was both light on the malt and on the hop bitterness, neverless it was a nice beer that can be drunk with ease as it has a 5% abv. Very smooth in the finish with no lingering bitterness.  

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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