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Pamola

October, 2016

Pamola

Judges Rating: 
87
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This beer pours golden and clear. It exhibits a thick appearance; a white foamy head crowns it with a long lasting retention. A small string of bubbles in the glass is seen rising to the top. The aroma of medium low bready, doughy, and cracker-like Pilsner malt character welcomes you. Then there's a very low citrus lemon and spicy hops character. The yeast puts out some red berry esters that seem fruity, and properly ale like. In the flavor I picked up a moderate amount of floral hops, and a cracker like Pils malt. Pleasantly drinkable with a subtle noble hop character, although not fitting to the American Pale Ale style. This beer is balanced toward the hop flavor and bitterness, it finishes semi-dry with a short aftertaste. The body is medium light and the same is true of its carbonation. It has a very low alcohol warmth and creaminess. Overall a well balanced beer that's easy drinking and pleasantly palatable. This beer may not fit the American Pale Ale style, but it's surely a well crafted one. It resembles more a Blonde Ale or Munich Helles although it may need a touch of Munich malt for that.

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