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Holgate Brewhouse Mt Macedon Ale

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Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: American Pale Ale
Woodend, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed from the fresh water of the Macedon ranges in central Victoria. Inspired by the popular pale ales of Europe, brewer Paul Holgate has adapted Mt Macedon Ale to local conditions while utilising a traditional London yeast strain. This ale is characterised by its rich golden honey colour and the "real ale" flavour and aroma typical of top fermented beers. Mt Macedon Ale is moderate;y bittered and is finished with noble aromatic hops, which add to its complexity. The carbonation is generated naturlly by a secondary fermentation in the bottle, giving a soft, fine head. It is non-filtered and no-pasteurised. Enjoy this unique experience.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjw (5) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
Citrus aromas, fresh tasting. Pale copper colour. Bottle from first choice liquor. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Rating #980 - February 15, 2014 - $0.25 CAD for a 473ml Bottle from Depot (no doubt a clearance for some ancient product - also unsure if this complies with AGLC reg.) Clear amber pour, deep copper/red with a weak tan head, little retention. Aroma was nutty, and sweet malts. Taste was very grainy and bland. Not extremely hoppy at all, a lot of malt and grain in the taste, but fairly smooth on the finish. A barely drinkable ale, with nothing that stands out up front or in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (178) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours a golden color with a foamy white head that doesn’t hold. Malt flavour comes with some wheat notes that come in stages. Caramel and pine.The hop finish is distinctive. But the flavours do not compliment each other like most holgate beers do. Not their best effort, but very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (194) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
330 mil bottle from the public brewery Croydon aroma is citrus hops golden in colour taste is hoppy citrus and refreshing

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaunfield (58) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
Not a bad beer but wouldn’t get it again. It’s not really my type of thing even though I like most Holgate beers.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenJeremy (63) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
A nice copper color with a white, medium head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is a little more on the sweeter side for the style. Caramel from the malt, orange and a little bit of pine from the hops. Taste is sweet upfront but quickly overtaken by the hops. Flavors are caramel or toffee, with a crisp citrusy finish. Medium mouthfeel with a fizzy body, and a nice dry lingering finish. good stuff

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseMartineau (52) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours cloudy Amber, minimal head. Tastes a bit sweet, berries maybe a hint of citrus, I quite like this!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (439) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2013
Draught at B.east. What is it with all these sweet Aussie ales? Still, they pulled it off- it was quite tasty. Semi-cloudy amber, minimal head. Berries and hops in the nose, touch of grapefruit. Where does this sweetness come from? Golden syrup notes meshed nicely with fruity hops to give a very drinkable package. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (587) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle 0,33l. Pours clear yellow colour and leaves no head nor lacing. Aroma is orange and pine. Taste is rye bread, pine and orange peel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (401) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Aroma: little in way of aroma Taste: subtle tastes, nothing too special bit of light hoppy finish Appearance: very light brown body somewhat cloudy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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