Liam Deegan

Beer Review: Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

In American Pale Ale, Reviews on October 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm

More canned beer! Here’s my review of the canned pale ale from Oskar Blues out of Colorado:

Pours a crystal clear orange, amber with a tight white head.

Malt and hops harmonize in the nose, dominance is continually changing with each sniff.  Earth, citrus and resinous hop notes are partnered with sweet, grainy, caramel malt.

The same flavors dance on the palate.  It is Sweet and juicy through the middle then slowly leads to a bitter and slightly mineral, snappy finish.  The combination of sweet malts and earthy and fruity hops creates a delicious taste of toffee and tangerine.

The lively carbonation and light to medium body make this a really bright beer, but with outstanding aromatics and flavor.

This is a great beer for grilling.  Drink it while cooking and then at the table this will go great with grilled or BBQ chicken.  If you are looking to splurge, hide the aluminum can, and serve duck with an orange sauce that will sing when paired with Dale’s.  Pork is just as likely as sweeter meat will lend itself to the malt and the hops will brighten and highlight the fruit in the sauce.  Don’t be afraid of a heavy dish, the carbonation can take on a lot.

I really love Oskar Blues, because they make great beers, and they make cans.  The one thing I don’t like, you can’t get their beers in New Orleans, but hopefully soon we’ll see these bright cans in Steins!

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%


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