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Shoreline Brewery

Shoreline Brewery
Don’t Panic English Pale Ale

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Shoreline Brewery
Don’t Panic English Pale Ale

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
Gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and carrots and fig newton with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish with accents of peppercorn bread and arugula and radicchio finish. A nice balanced, lively English style pale ale with great session-ability and table appeal.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts and carrots and fig newton
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of peppercorn bread and arugula and radicchio
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich, Turkey Pot Pie, Asiago
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice balanced, lively English style pale ale with great session-ability and table appeal.

The Producer

Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant

The Producer
208 Wabash St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
USA
1 219-879-4677

English Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English-style pale ales are pale gold to amber in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers are characterized by the flavors and aromas of nutty and biscuity English malts, floral and earthy English hops and the notes of fruitiness and faint butterscotch of English yeast. Water also plays a key role in the overall character of these beers. Great examples of this style are brewed with harder water resembling that of Burton-Upon-Trent, lending these beers an impression of dryness in the finish and rounded hop bitterness.

Pale ales originated in England over 300 years ago with the advent of new technology making pale barely malt a possibility. In the 19th century, ales that were pale in color were often referred to as pale ale or bitter interchangeably. Today, there is a distinction between these styles, albeit a very fine distinction with some arguing that “bitter” refers to the style dispensed as draft and “pale ale” to the style when bottled. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Pride Pale Ale, Sam Smith’s Organic Pale Ale and Marston’s Pedigree English Pale Ale.

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English Style Pale Ale