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Wild Leap Brew Co.

Wild Leap Brew Co.
Local Gold Blonde Ale

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Wild Leap Brew Co.
Local Gold Blonde Ale

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Minutely hazy pale light color. Aromas of lemonheads candy, raw sage, lime zest, and veggies with a soft, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brief lemon bar, candied grapefruit, kale, and slightly tinny finish. A thirst-quenching pale ale with refreshing citrus flavors.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Malty
Aroma Aroma: lemonheads candy, raw sage, lime zest, and veggies
Taste Flavor: lemon bar, candied grapefruit, kale, and slightly tinny
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Souvlaki, Fish & Chips, Asiago
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A thirst-quenching pale ale with refreshing citrus flavors.

The Producer

Wild Leap

The Producer
308 Main Street
Lagrange, GA 30240
USA
1 706-2986400

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