Tuesday night, fancy a beer? Beer reviews below....

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Vale Ale - Pale Ale (Australia)

Mclaren Vale Pale Ale
Mclaren Vale Beer Company
4.5% ABV

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.

Scores: -

Aroma 5.5/10
Appearance 3.5/5
Taste 5.5/10
Palate 3.5/5
Overall 15/20

Total 60%

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