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Brewed by Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
Style: English Pale Ale
Steels Creek, Victoria, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Hargreaves Hill Pale is a fine ale brewed in the Yarra Valley in small batches from premium malt, hops, yeast and water. A bottle conditioned beer, it is best enjoyed slightly chilled and from a glass as there may be some sediment.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2013
330ml bottle. Bottled 130813 Good looking beer; holds a firm dense inch of head atop a clean deep golden body. Restrained aroma; toasted, lightly nutty malt with subtle hop fruitiness of melon and citrus rind. Medium body, good carbonation, dry finish. Body continues with nice toasty malts and floral, lightly fruity hops. Moderate bitterness to finish, quite clean overall. Decent pale ale, seasonable for sure

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (439) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper-amber with a thin white head and light carbonation. Aromas of pineapple, passionfruit, lemon, baked bread and a touch of honey. Taste starts out with more tropical fruit at the front before a zesty bitterness with a little pine hits in the mid-palate. Slips away to a light citrus finish with an oddly bitter aftertaste. Medium body. A bit muddled but very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (194) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2013
on tap at the brewery nice fruity aroma golden in colour taste is ok no real hops in taste good ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (415) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphys (new label). Cloudy amber, minimal head, citrus and bready aroma, taste is sweet malt, honey, piney, earthy hops. Finish is lemony bitterness. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
330 ML bottle Clear honey color. One finger white head that falls to a thick film. Some strips of lacing here and there. Nose is some muddled but bright citrus, stale bread, and slightly earthy. Taste is earthy pine and grapefruit, stale bread, and a lot of carbonation. Crisp grass comes and goes in waves. Slightly thin and watery. Heavily carbonated and becomes grassy. Dry finish. Unmemorable

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JoeCitizen (1) - - DEC 19, 2012 does not count
Ok when it first hits the taste buds but the PVC pipe glue after taste is a shocker

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 8, 2012
Found this to be a rather nice pale ale. Nothing spectacular but a solid effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1303) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle- Pours a hazy copper color with a huge head that fades slowly to lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, with a bit of pine, some malt sweetness and grain. Taste has a nice citrus bite with some caramel sweetness and a bit of grain and spice. Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down quite easy. Worth a try.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2012
Hmmm, bad batch or bad day for rating as my notes are a little off key. A follow up re-rate may be in order but here goes....
Looks good to start off. A plume of white foam rises up out the glass by a good inch or so, held in place by a chaotic flurry of fine conditioning. A little yeast in on the pour to settle out a hazy, orange amber. Nose has hints of camphor and vineclippings, leavened dough, honey and burnt toast and an undeniable whiff of paint lacquer and solvent-like, fusel alcohols (what the…?). Sweet, toasted malt start but tangy and somewhat lactic towards the back becoming a confusing mix of grassy, camphorous and piney hops and tart and chemical yeast notes. Biting front end carbonation-wise wanes quickly to become a little awkward in mouthfeel. There is a lingering note of brioche that heightens as it warms somewhat overpowering the yeast nastiness. It is muddled to drink so my money’s on a dud sample. Odd as it seemed a fresh batch! (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shmonal (1) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
I’m not really sure whether I bought a really dodgy batch, but this was one of the worst tastes I have experienced. The lees sediment is something like battery acid, so if you don’t invert the bottle before you pour, you may be able to leave some of the sediment in the bottle without being poisoned. If you mix it, it makes the whole brew taste awful. Even without that, there is very little body to the beer at all, as the yeast is chunky and doesn’t disperse to create any creaminess. Sorry guys, but I bought a case of it and had to give it away - so somebody without a tongue.


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