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Fat Yak Pale Ale - Matilda Bay Brewing Co.

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Fat Yak Pale AleFat Yak Pale Ale

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: madvoice on 03-06-2009)
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delboy1203

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

01-12-2013 12:04:00 | More by delboy1203
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kazoo


4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

10-20-2012 10:36:20 | More by kazoo
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nate1357

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

03-05-2012 23:36:38 | More by nate1357
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Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

07-25-2014 23:25:33 | More by bicorrea
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IHasaFlavaFlav

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden colour, one centimeter of bright white head. It disappears to a small ring. Some nice lacing.

S - Bright citrus hops, very crisp and clean.

T - Citrusy hop flavour up front. I find the flavour more intense drinking from the bottle, the glass seems to lose it abit and from what I remember from having it on tap, from the bottle is still my preference.

M - Refreshing, little after taste until you burp. And then you get a big kick of hops.

D - Very drinkable, loses its punch after the first six pack but still a pleasant drop, if you drinking to get pissed.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 12:59:29 | More by IHasaFlavaFlav
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Morningstorm

Netherlands

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite sessionbeer while backpacking in Australia. Drank it loads from the tap and bottles.

A: Pours a deep hazel colour with a 1 cm thick lacing that reduces to a 0.5 lacing that stays the entire drink.

S: Sharp smell of citrus and hops.

T: Accents of hops, citrus and other fruit. Well balanced between the hops and the malt.

M: Nice body, not heavy like some Pale ales but also not too light. Nicely balanced. The carbonation is present but not exploding in your mouth, nice.

Overall: Well balanced beer that’s good for being sessionbeer. Drink it to clench your thirst.

p.s. there’s a huge difference between the tap and bottle. Hops come a lot more forward in the bottle and its more balanced while tapped. I recommend to drink it from the tap.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 21:13:04 | More by Morningstorm
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-15-2012 02:33:10 | More by csmartin6
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mungus

Australia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-21-2011 02:42:39 | More by mungus
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-25-2013 10:16:59 | More by MylesMac
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hopnerd

Australia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-22-2012 09:30:27 | More by hopnerd
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-29-2012 06:34:21 | More by KalanM
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vancurly

Australia

3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a) Pours a burnished gold, and white rocky head which sets well, some nice bubbling

s) Good, fresh late hop introduction: pineapple, peach, passionfruit. Faint crystal hint. Warms to a little more candy notes, and a faint tobacco leaf.

f) Unlike the nose, more seed/spice-like in profile. Cracker poppy/caraway seeds, bread-like notes, touch of guava perhaps. Grassy bitterness is not too over-stated.

m) Medium bodied, not cloying, and balanced

d) Quite a good drinker.... I reckon it's good for a few pints without overstaying its welcome. The fruity nose and spicy flavour provide a good contrast, and interest.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 00:52:27 | More by vancurly
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madvoice

Australia

3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber colour with a sudsy head that lasts a while. Lots of lacing on the glass. Smells sweet, fruity and hoppy. Has a fruity flavour with a slight bitter aftertaste that balances the sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth and light on the fizz which makes this a very moreish beer. I should've bought more than just one!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 11:39:51 | More by madvoice
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heygeebee

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to review as had on tap today at Jacksons On George. Had in a pint mug.

Good one finger head, lovely deep copper colour. Lacing stayed for almost the whole pint.

Aromas of citrus, not too overpowering, and hops.

Taste is well balanced on tap, and perhaps less pronounced than from the bottle. Bitterness and hops give a well balanced backbone. Had with a beef pie, lovely match.

Drinkability improved and improved, as the pint went down. I suspect the lighter flavour of the on-tap serving helped here.

Moral of story, try your beers in a number of ways, wherever you can.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2011 08:13:50 | More by heygeebee
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rowey77

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light colored ale with a thick feel to it.

Flavor up front is very acidic and fairly bitter. Floral, tasty hoppiness with light citrus & fruit. Very light on the malt.

Very acidic, coupled with carbonation makes for a stronger mouthfeel without the strong flavor to back it up. Good with food.

I found it easy to drink with a great taste so two thumbs up for me.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2010 23:18:54 | More by rowey77
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken on a recent trip to Sydney.

Poured into a wine glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a clear pale golden, almost bronze color with a ½" white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. but soon recedes and so sipping leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aroma is mostly floral/grassy hoppiness with touches of citrus and traces of malt.

Taste: The flavors are pretty much as expected from the nose with some floral and grassy hoppiness alsong with some light sweet malt flavors. There also seems to be a touch of tropical fruitiness. The impression is clean flavor, without much crispness, but with a balance favoring the malt. There is some hop character here but the focus is more on the malt.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and has some reasonable carbonation throughout most of the beer. The finish is medium in length and hop bitterness shows more as the sweetness fades and turns dry.

Drinkability: I found this one drinkable enough in that one sip followed another easily and I certainly had no difficulty moving on to a second one. That said, I prefer my pale ales with a bit more hop forward character and the extra crispness provided by a stronger hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 01:36:42 | More by drtth
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LathouXaris

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-07-2014 02:05:31 | More by LathouXaris
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-21-2012 01:20:19 | More by Jake321
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-29-2013 20:33:58 | More by tobelerone
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-12-2013 02:54:28 | More by Agentveba
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Faintly hazed mid golden ale possessig a fine head that laced just a little.
Smells a tad watery for me but the hops do present themselves begrudgingly.
Plenty of hops on the palate giving pleasnt bitterness but lacking a little in the fruitiness department.What is there is like pineapple which if it was just a little stronger would make this more enjoyable
Overall the mouthfeel is oily but balanced
An interesting style of Pale ALe ,that is worth drinking

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 06:59:09 | More by jarmby1711
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XsoldoutX

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2013 05:46:16 | More by XsoldoutX
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ADZA

Australia

3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a see thru amber colour with nice carbonation that leaves a pillowy two finger head that subsides and leaves subtle lacing,the aroma is pine needles,citrus and some kiwifruit,it has an above average mouthfeel and starts off a nice citrus burst and finishes with a subtle touch of lemon with no bitterness at all,quite a easy drinking beer and definately alot better than all the macro swill out there but in saying that have had better types of this style.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 11:16:00 | More by ADZA
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Kulrak

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden color with about 1cm of creamy white head that's not disappearing in a hurry. Smells of citrusy cascade style hops and a little bit of grassiness, not bad. The taste is very hoppy, but not overly bitter. There's also some sweetness there, but I can't make out any flavors in it before the very dry finish comes on. Mouthfeel is very creamy, not fizzy or scraping. Overall, it's a very drinkable beer, especially if you like the taste of hops. I'll be looking for it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 10:26:15 | More by Kulrak
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foles

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Some people knock matilda bay for releasing this dumbed down version of Alpha Pale Ale. But at least it isnt replacing alpha (as yet), and it doesnt cost as much.

Pours a very clear pale golden colour, with a nice cascade aroma. Easy drinking with the US hop profile, in a light sort of way. Easy drinking to be had here, with a nice hint of flavour to make things interesting. Could do with a touch more bitterness. There is a slight roughness to the hop finish on the back of the tongue. Dont think any specialty malts have been used here, but just good quality pale malt.

Good introduction to craft beer for the average punter.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 10:29:58 | More by foles
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Fat Yak Pale Ale from Matilda Bay Brewing Co.
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