Olde Towne Pale Ale

Olde Towne Brewing Company

USA

This is more like it! I tried the amber first and it had my expectations a little low going in, but this one was considerably better. It's an American style pale ale, meaning the hops have more citrus characteristics than the musty English hops. Good balance of malt and hops, like a pale ale should have. If I lived closer to this brewery I would have no qualms about supporting my local brewer by keeping some of this on hand at all times. A very adequate session beer.

Reviewed: April 30, 2005

Rating: 7/10

I really hate to slam a local micro, especially one in a state dying for a decent one (in this case, Alabama), but this had a really unpleasant taste to it. It's supposedly a pale ale, but it tastes more like those pseudo American wheat beers I'm always railing against. The slight hop flavor tasted like it had gone quite bad, and there was a strong sour flavor, almost giving me the impression that the bottle was contaminated. It just wasn't very good.

Reviewed: July 23, 2006

Rating: 1/10

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