Fat Yak Pale Ale | Matilda Bay Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matilda Bay Brewing Co.
Australia
matildabay.com.au

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

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

Added by madvoice on 03-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,503
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
141
pDev:
13.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of shiu-chan
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Both draft and from 330ml bottle, Clear Copper Amber with little carbonation, one finger head and no lacing.
Nose and Palate are both flat, lacks complexity given that Aussie takes pride making good craft beer.
Overall, I would choose other APA given a choice.

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Photo of Beginner2
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had on tap on the roof deck overlooking at Sydney Harbour at the Glenmore in The Rocks restaurant district.
(If you want a scene of singles mingling, this is the place. But if you are a serious taster of beer, go somewhere else.)

As for Fat Yak, I suppose it is an APA; but its handicapped by the Aussie tendency to drink beer too cold and bland.
I suppose Fat Yak looked average in the glass, but it was hard to get any distinctive Smells. If there are Tastes in there, I couldn't find them because of the cold. Feel did not linger, but that that was a good thing as my goal was to escape the mob scene. Can't blame the scene on the ale and I hope I don't. But, Fat Yak is not the makings of a culinary treat.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdown
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.12/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Copper with soada like carbonation, topped with 3 fingers of off white head.

Smells of red tea, light fruity esters, and is slightly nutty.

Nutty, red tea, fruity esters, its much like an English style brew.

Light body, moderate carbonation and a dry, tannic finish.

Got in Australind, WA, drinking in Thailand, Aug 26th, 2017. Malt forward brew, that is light and uneventful.

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Photo of Alfredogz99
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GP79-AUS
2.77/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stockatron
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iftcoach
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of travelguy
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkylerShores
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattEdwards
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jebrew
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bullyhh
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ironmc43
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AaronNQ
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joshmistake
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
2.77/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can on Virgin Australia. A bit on the bland side, amber colored body with spare airy head. Some metallic taste, not very bitter. Welcome to Australia? No Fosters to be seen anywhere....

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 50wolves
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours with good frothy head into a footed Pilsner glass, Amber coloured with some carbonation. Presence of lacing. Aroma - malty smell. Taste - fairly mild taste, carbonation makes up for the relative lack of flavour. Easy to drink so I won't completely can it... Has summery feel. Feel - cool and refreshing with presence of slight astringency that is easy to stomach. Mild beer. Overall - easy to drink, not great by any means.

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Photo of matty_higgins
4.37/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fat Yak Pale Ale from Matilda Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 141 ratings