Appalachian Brewing Company Purist Pale Ale

This was my buddy’s brew of the night. He really enjoyed the Troegs Pale Ale, so he figured that this would be a comparable brew. He was not thrilled with it either. I almost think that they poured the wrong beer, although the color looked like a pale.

ABV: 5.1%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the ABC website, “ABC Gettysburg is proud to be a member of the Gettysburg community and so close to Civil War history. Located on Buford Avenue at the crest of Seminary Ridge right beside General Lee’s headquarters, we’re pleased to produce our trademark fine food and great beers just steps from a site so rich in local and national historical significance.”

Random: After having such a great pale ale at Troegs, I had decently high hopes for this brew. I was obviously wrong.

This brew poured with a one finger, pure white head, with no lacing left on the glass. There was significant visible carbonation on the brew. The body is a golden color and clear. The nose is muted. I can get citrus, but I almost have to stick my nose in the brew. This is not a good sign. When I taste the brew, I get some limited bitterness and a lot of malt. I’m confused. Really, really, confused. I thought this was a pale ale? I was apparently wrong. This tastes almost like a lager. The finish was quick. But, all in all, if I was home, this would be a drain pour. Instead, I just left half of it. Not a good brew.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0

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