Prickly Moses Otway ChainSAW | Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

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Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Pale yellow pour with a white head. Citrus hops, lemon zest, saison yeast. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold amber with a small head.
Fruity, floral and spicy hops on the nose, also some lemon/peach.
Reasonably hoppy flavours too, spicy and grassy notes mainly. Also some biscuit-like malt and soft wheat.
Needs more carbonation!
Pretty solid effort.

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Photo of mungus
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw colour, lots of haze that makes it almost opaque. White, foamy head, sticks around nicely. Good-looking wheat beer.

Spicy and slightly phenolic on the nose, with hints of green apple and maybe a touch of POR from somewhere? OK, but nothing special.

Simple palate again, slightly dry and slightly spicy. Not a lot of hops, but a bit of spice. OK.

Bitty texture, quite dry. Decent.

Not a bad wheat beer, but I kind of expected more. Prickly Moses can be quite hit and miss, and this has elements of both. It looks great but doesn't really deliver much beyond subdued, typical wheat beer notes.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.66/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at GABS. This is a pale wheat ale brewed with Australian Stella hops and lemon rinds.

Pours a pale lemon yellow hue, with a light body riddled with thick haze. Fine ring of white foam forms the head. No visible carbonation. Looks decent enough, if not terribly exciting.

Nose is earthy and gritty, with yeast characters coming through and a sweetness which melds with the lemon rinds to give a lemon butter sort of character. Eh.

Earthy, gritty entry on the palate again, with a character which is almost reminiscent of Pride of Ringwood, except that I know otherwise. Finish is pleasantly clean at least, but it's very light all over, throughout the palate and in the feel.

I mean, it's drinkable enough. It's just really quite boring.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heygeebee
2.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From Slowber. No BB.

Pours a dark-ish straw, head is white and very coarse. Clingy sheet lace.

Aromas are of yeast, wheat, hops, cough syrup.

Taste is tart at once, watery in the middle, and hop driven at the back. The hops seem to be from a different beer. Hint of lemons, grapefruit, sherbert.

Mouthfeel light and well carbonated.

All in all , seems to sit between styles of wit and hoppier, say, APA. And uncomfortably so.

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Photo of chogm54
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle poured into weizen glass

L - maize coloured, cloudy, fizzy white head, decent retention

S - strong compost/rotting grass smell, it really overpowers the faint floral hop smell

T - slightly bland at the beginning, bit of clove, bit of buttermilk. then wham! - strong, tart wheat flavours halfway through with a short finish

M - oily texture, medium bodied, low carbonation

O - reasonable, smell is offputting. Initally bland flavours are great, but it finishes well.

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Photo of Mosant
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had a 330ml bottle. While this is listed on BA as a wheat beer I am not sure it is 100% wheat.
Appearance: light straw colour with some cloudiness from residual bottle yeast. It is not a bright colour however.
Aroma: this element is a stand out for the beer. Lively citrus hop aroma that are fresh.
Flavour: light drinking ale with nice crisp freshness from the hops. Carbonation is low. Mild bitter finish.
Overall: nice crisp fresh easy drinking beer but lacks balance as the flavour is mild. Probably not one I would seek out.

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Prickly Moses Otway ChainSAW from Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 9 ratings