Fat Yak Pale Ale | Matilda Bay Brewing Co.

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Fat Yak Pale AleFat Yak Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Matilda Bay Brewing Co.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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4.37/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of IHasaFlavaFlav
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

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4.16/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Morningstorm
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

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Photo of verysupple
4.06/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this many times in bottles and on tap.

L: Both serving styles exhibit perfect pale ale appearance; crystal clear with decent head formation and retention.

S: Citrusy hop character dominates.

T: Again, hops dominate up front with a bit of maltiness coming through mid-pallete and adequate bitterness finishing up.

F: Light-to-medium; good for a pale ale.

O: Very satisfying when fresh and served well on tap. Bottled versions have always seemed to lack a bit of hop punch for me. A decent pale ale.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

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Photo of madvoice
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
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!

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3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Fat Yak Pale Ale from Matilda Bay Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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