Pale | Australian Hotel & Brewery

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Australian Hotel & Brewery

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by heygeebee on 09-07-2012

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3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Classified as EPA but actually an Australian Pale Ale

On tap at Bluegum Waitara.

Pours a very pale straw - well into macro territory, but saved by a lovely dense white one finger head, great lace in sheets.

Not much on nose due to serving temp - a little sweet malt, a little bread.

Taste - ah ha!!! - take Coopers Pale, with it's pear-fleah notes, and yeast, add in a little more malt sweetness and you are slap on the money.

Light in mouth, and medium carbonation.

Goes down well - good session beer.

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3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml single can, now called 'Australian Pale Ale' on the label, and made with Aussie Galaxy hops.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy bone-white head, which leaves some splattered chunky and sudsy lace around the glass as it eventually subsides.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, muddled tropical fruit notes (maybe some pineapple and passionfruit sticking out), sort of phenolic yeast, overripe lemon pith, and some leafy, earthy, and spicy green hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy and bready pale malt, some juicy exotic fruitiness - honeydew and melon, mostly - ethereal yeasty astringencies, and more tame leafy, weedy, and dead floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is rather pervasive in its palate-taunting frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and kind of smooth, I suppose, with a wee airy creaminess arising as things warm up a tad. It finishes off-dry, the south-seas fruitiness lingering like it has vested shares in the operation, or something.

Overall, this is a decent malt and fruit-forward pale ale, with very little attendant hop bitterness. Not my particular cup of tea, as it were, but enjoyable enough in its earnest and well-made nature. But those pushing 30-dollar six-pack prices on this side of the (vast, vast...vast) pond? Yikes.

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Pale from Australian Hotel & Brewery
3.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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