A couple of months ago we included Dochter van de Korenaar’s Sans Pardon Imperial Stout. We move to the other extreme now and have their pale ale La Frontière.
It is marketed as an American Pale Ale, but we all know that the Belgian’s are generally more delicate with the hop additions than the US brewers. So I’d call class this beer more as a Belgian Pale Ale.
It’s a simple little pale ale, with no tricks or additions of any sort. It pours a darkish orange colour, slightly hazy as it is not filtered. There is a fruity aroma hinting at melons, mango and orange citrus.
The flavour is an easy combination of grainy malt, a fresh fruity and grass aspect and moderate bitterness.
It really isn’t an American Pale Ale, but a very well-balanced, easy-drinking first beer to kick off our monthly pack.