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Holgate Brewhouse Mt Macedon Ale

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


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kyzr (1390) - Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Dark gold pour with big white head. Nose of caramel and hints of citrus. Flavor is toast with a lot of malt and touch of orange zest. Bitter finish with just a hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1368) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2016
Restrained grassy aroma in a golden pour. Hop malt balance is laid back and perfect for the style. As is the crisp clean finish. A very tasty brew in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1315) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2016
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden amber with small loose white head. Pleasant aroma - citrus, pine, hints of grass, biscuits and cardboard. Light body with rather fizzy carbonation. Taste is light on malt and heavy on hops giving some imbalance. Starts with tart citrus notes with the slightest biscuity malt, becomes a little watery in the mid-palate and then some good hoppy bitterness develops in the finish. Pleasant enough but rather unbalanced. Seems to have had a name change to Mt. Macedon Pale Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2016
Tap. Light fruity hop aroma Golden, fine carbonation, white head Medium light body, mellow mouthfeel, chewy. kiwi and pineapple notes, sparkly grassy finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3683) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2015
On holiday hazy golden blond colored body with a big white head and with a citrus fruity hop aroma a fruity herby hops dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alang51 (66) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2015
Another solid Aussie APA. Love the unfiltered honey colour. Medium hops, citrus, maybe grapefruit. Definitely try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (1007) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle - pours light gold with a short lived white head. Caramel malt and citrus hop. Moderately dry, bit orangey up front. Light palate. Sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
On tap at Holgate tap takeover at the Durham, 23/4/2015. on tap as mt macedon pale ale. A most solid APA, very solid hop aroma and flavour. grassy dry hop flavours are perhaps a bit too dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - MAR 8, 2015
Draught at The Globe. Sweet citrus and caramel character, nutty cereals, bittersweet finish. Nothing too exciting but fairly drinkable hoppy amber ale.

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