Ghost Of Eyre Pale Ale - Steamrail Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeardedBoffin:
3.84/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Explorers searching for that elusive lake, Eyre, in central Australia, supposedly, according to the bottle, carried along an adequate supply of Pale Ale---the inspiration for this English style pale ale. The beer pours from the 33 cl vessel a dark amber color with minimal head. The aroma is well balanced and inviting with a mixture of bready malt, passion fruit, and bitter herbaceous hops. The balance continues onto the palate. Light malt and caramel on the front end are accompanied by plenty of carbonation. It slides back to bitterness in a distinctly English sort of way. This is a nice beer that is wonderfully balanced and not overhopped. Every ingredient contributes positively to the party.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 00:41:36 | More by BeardedBoffin
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3.18/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I'm none too excited by this Pale Ale, can you blame me? Plenty of Aussie "craft" brewers are making Pale Ales that taste like shandys. At least in that respect I can only be impressed if Steamrail brews something that isn't watered down and actually has flavour at all, so there's one positive to the crap new "craft" beers coming out of Australia [I always manage to find the silver lining - like that time my dog died, no need to buy dog food any more - see positive thinking!].
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.
A: Body is clear golden with a boisterous frothy white head.
S: Fairly balanced between hops and malt with a citric/stonefruit and biscuit base aroma. Not bad, not hoppy, I do like my hops, but I suspect if the balance carries over into the flavour it should be a decently refreshing brew.
T: As above; stonefruit and citric hops with a biscuit malt middle. Finishes with a hint (and I mean a hint, nothing more nothing less) of bitterness. There are some grain notes in the mid-palate, much like a Lager, and a touch of honey as well. Thor's nipples this would be refreshing on a hot summers day (unfortunately I am in our nation's capital and winter is coming, or here, one of those two, it is bloody freezing though, hence Thor's nipples).
M: Mid to light bodied with a borderline heavy carbonation.
D: Balanced well for an Aussie Pale Ale, bit boring, it's not Little Creatures Pale Ale or Feral Hop Hog - two fond favourites of mine. Although they are intentionally American Pale Ales whereas this is more in the vein of Stone & Wood Pacific Ale, which unfortunately for this beer gets its ass handed to it on a silver platter because S&W PA is phenomenally better. Question is how does it compare to the crappier Aussie PAs? In a word: Favourably.
Food match: The light zesty fruitiness of this beer lends itself well to salads with lemon or mango or even the classic Aussie hamburger (just a regular hamburger with pineapple and beetroot).
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 13:30:01 | More by doktorhops
3.24/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
330ml bottle poured into pint glass 7/4/14
A clear golden yellow with lots of bubbles that grow in size on the way up to a finger of loose soapy foam that hangs around to leave a single ring of lace
S nose is a little faint, sweet malt, floral with a little citrus and cereal
T not far from the nose, slightly more hops but that doesn't say much, nothing tastes bad there's just not much a whole lot going on
M light bodied, a bit over carbonated she's a little foamy, some sweet malt on the finish
O nothing to exciting going on here, everything's a little faint but at least nothings off
I'd drink this over the macros down under but at the end of the day its a little boring
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 05:45:55 | More by wordemupg
Ghost Of Eyre Pale Ale from Steamrail Brewing Company
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