Week 25 of 52
Brau Brothers Pale Ale
June 16th thru June 22nd
Brau Pale Ale is your everyday drinking ale. Pale malt gives way to generous amounts of Chinook and Cascade hops. These American hops are noticeably citrus and floral. Dryhopping carries the flavor from beginning to end.
Brau Pale Ale pours light gold in color with a tight and sustained head. Pint glasses have a great surface area to disperse the citrus aroma with grassy floral notes. This is an excellent session beer that requires little attention.
ABV = 5%, Color = 4.8 SRM, Bitterness = 30 IBU
Overall Rating based on 2 reviews
3 of 5 stars
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June 20th, 2008
Enough. I’ve had a bottle of Whirly Bird sitting in my fridge for about four weeks. No more delays. I drank it, and enjoyed it. It’s not as heavy as Lake Superior’s oatmeal stout, but has just as much bite. I ate oatmeal in the morning and drank the beer at night – a nice way to close the loop on the day. Bonus: the label for this one is by far my favorite of all the Braus.
Thanks to Heritage Liquor in Maplewood for having this before I was even looking for it. I’ll save the Pale Ale for some other day.
June 17th, 2008
Brau Brother’s Whirly Bird was not at Surdyk’s as of June 16th, so Becca got a 6-pack of the Pale Ale. Never before have I had a beer with such a strong lemon flavor, unless I overdid it lemon-ing on a Hefe. The website calls it a session beer, but I don’t know. If there is a hops bitterness, I miss it because it gets slammed by lemon tanginess.