Monday, March 27, 2006

Beer Tasting: Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale (can)

Dale's Pale Ale is brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colorado. As you'll read below, even though we had some differing opinions on the finer points of the beer, we found this to be a good and likeable beer. And, as the guys at Craft Beer Radio put it, "one of the best beers you can get out of a can....definitely." We tried this beer against the Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox, also in a can. Click here to see our companion review. Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: nice head, persistent, orange Bryan: can opens with absolutely no phizz; pours with lighter more straw-colored appearance Smell Adam: nice hoppy nose...not too big Bryan: a sweet, malty aroma greets you immediately Taste Adam: tangy and a little alkaline Bryan: lively malt flavor lives up to the nose; nice Mouthfeel Adam: could use a bit more carbonation Bryan: has a bit of heft to it; nice Drinkability Adam: needs to be a bit cooler Bryan: absolutely Seconds? Adam: eh...maybe not Bryan: sure, maybe even thirds

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