Saturday Beer Review: Dale’s Pale Ale (Oskar Blues)

NOTE: This beer is available in cans only. This is not a bad thing! Read my previous post on good beer in cans.

Appearance: Definitely on the upper end of the color scale in that it’s very light. Pale ales should be, well, pale, but this is borderline too light. Made up for by a lovely sustained slightly off-white head and the perfect level of carbonation. This is a nice looking beer in a glass (which you wouldn’t know if you drink it from the vessel – it comes in a can).  

Aroma: Absolutely lovely aroma, just right for a pale ale with hops dominant presenting nice citric characteristics  

Mouthfeel: Very nice, medium mouthfeel, carbonation about medium, which is right for this type of beer.  

Taste: Very smooth and well balanced with hops dominant, but not overly so. Elements of citrus present, and just a very well rounded beer. Exactly what an American pale ale should be.

Drinkability: Very drinkable pale ale. Highly recommended (although an expensive beer in Massachusetts).  


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