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Friday, April 06, 2007

Beer Tasting: Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale

The Beer: Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle

From where & how stored: Purchased from the brewery

Pricing: $22.00 per variety case of 24

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 4.3% ABV
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- short stack of white foam
- clean, pale golden color

The Aroma:
- apricot and peach jump right out of the bottle
- little bit of strawberry too, perhaps
- fresh and lively smelling

The Taste:
- solid pale malt
- backed up by noticeable, but not overpowering, hops
- nice balance, accompanied by decent carbonation

The Verdict: While I enjoy their ESA even better, Yards does a real nice job with this Pale Ale that does a good job at satisfying thirst and flavor.
Adam's Notes
The Look:
- nice head that thins to a carpet
- straw orange

The Aroma:
- fruity esters and a little malt
- light and fresh hops

The Taste:
- clean and crisp
- well balanced
- there's malt in there
- there's hops in there
- it is slightly bitter like it should be...mmmm

The Verdict: If I had to pick a session beer that stands for all that is good about beer this would be on the short list.

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