Sunday, 1 April 2012
Vale Ale - Pale Ale (Australia)
Mclaren Vale Pale Ale
Mclaren Vale Beer Company
Australian Pale Ale brewed traditionally with three malts and three hop varieties.
This beer was recommended to me so I looked forward to the tasting.
Not a great deal of information found on the beer. This is another beer brewed by winemakers from a world class wine producing region of Australia.
The initial aroma was pleasant; hits of yeasty bready notes were present. Once poured the beer had a clear golden liquid with a white head that faded quickly. On tasting the beer, a light hoppy character was present but the beer was more like a pilsner than a Pale Ale. There was a little bitterness there but it wasn't overwhelming. The beer was light bodied. A very good session beer as it is easy to drink but personally I wanted more bite and more hoppy aromas.