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Fat Yak Pale Ale - Matilda Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matilda Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: madvoice on 03-06-2009

Fat Yak first impresses with its golden colour, distinctive, hop driven, fruity and herbaceous aromas, giving characteristic passionfruit and melon notes, followed by a hit of hop flavour at the finish. The taste is refreshingly clean on the palate.

25 IBU
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2.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JKCooper
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdlb44
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of verysupple
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this many times in bottles and on tap.

L: Both serving styles exhibit perfect pale ale appearance; crystal clear with decent head formation and retention.

S: Citrusy hop character dominates.

T: Again, hops dominate up front with a bit of maltiness coming through mid-pallete and adequate bitterness finishing up.

F: Light-to-medium; good for a pale ale.

O: Very satisfying when fresh and served well on tap. Bottled versions have always seemed to lack a bit of hop punch for me. A decent pale ale.

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewziggy
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big citrus notes not bad

Photo of SmashPants
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: a solid very dark brown 345mL bottle with a standard Matilda Bay label. Decent.

Appearance: pours out a copper-amber colour with a decent looking body. Plenty of fine carbonation visible with a finger of white head that drops to a thick half-finger. Looks pretty good.

Aroma: plenty of citrus hops here with some light caramel and biscuit malts. Predominantly citrus however.

Taste: once again the big citrus hops with a touch of floral and those caramels. Very refreshing.

Aftertaste: a touch of hops bitterness, a touch of caramel sweetness and a touch of floral. Decent.

Mouth feel: medium in feel with a medium carbonation that brings the profile characteristics forward quite well.

Overall: another good Australian take on the American Pale Ale. Well worth the having, particularly for AU$55 a case.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of baumaxx1
3.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled beer served in a glass.

Appearance -
Pours a thick 2cm head which dissipates quite quickly to a thin film. Clear amber colour. Moderate effervescence. Plenty of lacing.

Smell -
Floral sweetness, orange zest, pine resin and toffee. Usual pale characteristics.

Taste -
Starts with hops and bitterness including lemon zest, and then becomes more balanced to reveal barley malt favours, and some sweet peach and apricot notes to finish. Starts off tangy, but the flavour retreats after the initial sip to an almost soda water finish.

Mouthfeel -
A prickly bite from the effervescence. A little bit of froth, a clean feel and medium light body.

Overall -
Overall a decent mass produced APA, with some interesting flavours and a bit of complexity to make it a good entry into the craft beer world. Although it fits well in the APA territory, the flavour is slightly subdued and watered down - easy drinking beer for the masses in the end and hovers between craft beers and the macros.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +20.6%

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1.46/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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3.24/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.65/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Fat Yak Pale Ale from Matilda Bay Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.