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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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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matilda Bay Brewing Co. visit their website

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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

magpieken, May 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

pin, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

XsoldoutX, Apr 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

drewfromboulder, Apr 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Dinkel, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

delboy1203, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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2.45/5  rDev -29.2%

Seems to me this beer has gone out the window, I have had it a few times on tap and it is still ok but in the bottle poured into a glass it has lost allot of everything. The aroma is now virtually non-existent to what used to be, not allot of head and not a great flavour.
About six months ago I had some and thought it may have been a bit off or something but I have only just had a go at another batch and if anything its worse.
I suspect the recipe has changed. to my taste it is definitely not the beer it used to be.

marcoeloco, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Jake321, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

kazoo, Oct 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

JGZ, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

csmartin6, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

braican, Jul 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

cowboy83, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

hopnerd, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of drpimento
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured a nice, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream colored head at a good temperature and a little lace. Color is a clear honey amber with plenty of small bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, caramel, toffee, fruit. Flavor is ok, a little cardboard, circus peanut, sweet on top with some bitter and carbonic tang along with nose qualities. Body is ok and carbonation a bit fizzy. Finish is like flavor & fairly long. Not one of my favs.

drpimento, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of tbeckett
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottle from Woolworth's. From notes.

A - Pours dark gold. Good carbonation, one finger of white head, slight lace and a film of retention.

S - Good citrus, grass, orange and light malt. Floral as well. Light but nice.

T - Floral with lot's of citrus. Juicy orange and sweet malt. Good citrus finish with some grain and peach.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body and a dry finish.

O/D - A nice little pale ale. Good drinkability and pretty solid. Not mind blowing but well-crafted with nice flavours and light. Good stuff.

tbeckett, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

nate1357, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dmorgan310, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

DrNo, Jan 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

MenInVen, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

jjkatter, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of aBeeraWeek
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%

It is a rich amber colour with a fair amount of haziness. Pours with a reasonable sized light coloured head.

The smell is mostly of the distinctive florals that are typical of the cascade hops - some very light citrus notes.

There is light citrus on the taste but now this is nicely offset with a more malty character. Well balanced with out with a mild hoppy finish.

Medium amount of carbonation and body that suits the refreshing flavours.

Overall it’s nothing too challenging or different, just a brew in the true sense of the American Pale Ale style.

aBeeraWeek, Dec 17, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

A - Golden amber in body with a bright glowing white head which dissipates down to a ring fairly quickly.

S - Mild citrusy hops without much else.

T - Hop flavours of grapefruit and orange yet no real bitterness. Some floral character pokes through and the sweet malt backing provides some balance.

M - Medium in body, nicely carbonated.

O - A decent drop alright. It was on tap at the office Christmas party and I wasn't going near the other option (Asahi) so it made do as a session beer.

dansmcd, Dec 17, 2011
Fat Yak Pale Ale from Matilda Bay Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.