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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Faller Northwest Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Faller Northwest Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.4%
Minutely hazy pale gold color. Aromas of bruised green onion, charred orange peel, raw rosemary, and fresh pine needle with a round, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, medium-length grapefruit soda, multigrain wheat cracker, bitter greens, and malort finish. A rock solid, crushable pale ale with everything in its proper place.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: bruised green onion, charred orange peel, raw rosemary, and fresh pine needle
Taste Flavor: grapefruit soda, multigrain wheat cracker, bitter greens, and malort
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Macaroni & Cheese, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid, crushable pale ale with everything in its proper place.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

American Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Despite their name, pale ales tend to appear amber in color. They range from 4.5-6% in alcohol and feature crisp, full-bodied flavors and aromas. U.S. versions of pale ales are crisper and feature a higher hop profile than original English versions of the style. Pale ales have become one of the benchmarks by which craft brewers are judged in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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American Style Pale Ale