Pamola Xtra Pale AleJuly 1, 2011 Lewiston , ME
Baxter Brewing Co.
Lewiston , ME
Available: ME (MA, NH, VT to come)
Located in a 150+ year old textile mill, The Bates Mill, in downtown Lewiston, ME, Baxter Brewing Co. is the first brewery in New England to package its entire line of beers only in metal packages (cans and kegs).
Original gravity: n/a
Prying the pull tab on this can is no picnic. We served it however, on a picnic with grilled hot dogs, toasty buns, and yellow mustard with sauerkraut and chopped sweet pickle on top. Bright gold, the head is light with moderate retention. The nose is fresh. On the palate, this is an exceedingly light beer, clean but lacking complexity and balance. There is a distinctive long lasting aftertaste.
- Charles Finkel
A solid, basic pale ale. It’s smooth, has a quality head and is very pale. Refreshingly hoppy, but not assertive. Wonderfully accessible and certainly an everyday, go-to, reach-for sessionably satisfying pale ale. Makes me get philoshopic. Hop quality is uniquely herbal without citrus or excessive fruitiness. A really nice alternative to other fruity, citrusy pale ales. When in Maine, I’d make mine a Baxter.
- Charles Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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