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St Arnou Pale Ale - Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co)

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St Arnou Pale Ale
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 18.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co) visit their website

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 10-16-2003)
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Photo of juju7
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

All round a pretty average beer. Looks ordinary pale orange with a light head that faded quick. Smell is weak witha little bit of grapefruitiness and a little malt. Average mouthfeel with mild bitterness medium carbonation and absolutely nothing to remember. It doesn't taste bad but it is sooo boring.

juju7, Nov 09, 2009
Photo of DaveFL1976
3.43/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

St. Arnou Pale Ale(4.5%)
Evidently they have an appropriate glass for every style here at St. Arnou on Lt. Collins Street in Melbourne. As I type this review up, my Pale Ale came in a nice glass and was only $4.60. Try to beat that in Melbourne! Interesting , though…my glass came in an official St. Arnou Pale Ale glass, with the Pale Ale insignia that reads: “St Arnou Pale Ale, Lager Style.” Ale? Lager? Make up your mind already! Oh well, on to the beer.
The brew pours a bit, eh, paler than their pilsner, and the head doesn’t seem to maintain as well. I’m guessing this is a fairly light beer.
Smell is rather weak. Not much malt, not much hops. Not much smell whatsoever other than very faint wafts of malt.
Taste is quite pleasant. A lit of sweet malt, not much hop bitterness. Nothing the least bit offending here, it’s just not knocking my socks off. You know what? Now that I think about it, it IS rather lager-tasting. There’s something in the aftertaste that tells you “lager.”
Mouthfeel is certainly nice. Rather light in consistency, with a ncie amount of carbonation. The only reason I don’t give a 4.5 is that I prefer a little hoppy zing from the mouthfeel of my pale ales. You know what I mean.
Drinkability is high up there. There’s nothing about this beer that tells you to put it down. In St. Arnou fashion, it’s not trying to blow your socks off. It’s not pushing the limits of maltyness or hoppyness or playing around with artificial flavours. It’s not claiming to be an APA or IPA, or a malty dark. It’s just yummy, drinkable pale ale.
Appearance: 3.0
Smell: 2.0
Taste: 43.5
Drinkability: 4.5

DaveFL1976, Aug 22, 2005
Photo of BeerNutta
2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at the St Arnou Pub in melbourne.

What can I say... Very dissapointing.

I had a few beers that night and the house beers were by far the worst of the bunch.

Poured a light amber with a thin head that dissapated rapidly.

There was no taste. It was light hop blandness with a light fruitty aroma.

Not the best of pale ales. Also, there was a grassy aftertaste which was not appealing.

BeerNutta, Jul 18, 2005
Photo of rastaman
2.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Didn't quite deliver. Really pale yellow, with a blotchy head, lightly floral hops aroma. Kind of like a cross between an American and Australian pale ale. Light and crisp with some tropical fruit. Pretty boring. Crisp, slightly citric finish, low bitterness. Served like ice aswell, which didn't help.

rastaman, Oct 16, 2003
St Arnou Pale Ale from Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co)
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.