Food Pairing: Cuisine (Pan Asian) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina, nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan, tangy; Brick
Brewery: Fallstaff Brewing Co
Seasonal Availability: Yeaer Round
American Pale Ale Of British origin, this style is now popular worldwide and the use of local ingredients, or imported, produces variances in character from region to region. Generally, expect a good balance of malt and hops. Fruity esters and diacetyl can vary from none to moderate, and bitterness can range from lightly floral to pungent.
American versions tend to be cleaner and hoppier, while British tend to be more malty, buttery, aromatic and balanced.
Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%
|Ballantine Ale seeks out those looking for a heartier beer with pronounced hop flavor and higher alcohol content. Ale in nature, Ballantine touts an elevated alcohol level of 3.80% by weight and 4.85% by volume, all for the purpose of accommodating its hefty bitterness and aromatic hop character. “Dry-hopped” with the Cascade hop variety, Ballantine sports pronounced hop flavor and heavier mouth feel. Fermented at higher temperatures for that ‘ale’ likeness, Ballantine combines a lager’s best attributes with the smoothness of an ale.