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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


shaunfield's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (740) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear amber, thin head, fruity hop aroma and flavours, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simmo (24) - - NOV 13, 2014
Wonderful aroma of citrus, banana and something floral/sweet that is difficult to place. Pours clear amber with a frothy white head that thins but remains. Full bodied with a creamy texture and average carbonation. Light sweet and medium bitter taste with complex flavours of hops coming through. Overall a great drop that I highly recommend. I’m glad to live not far from the brewery and am looking forward to trying more of their beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Citrus aroma. Clear golden colour with poor head. Nice malt hit with a smooth but bitter finish. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (581) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (Dec 2014). Pale amber/gold, white head, citrus, passionfruit, melon, Anzac biscuits, caramel, nice refreshing beer, medium bitterness, light-medium body, bitter finish. Nice,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Orangey hue with white head. Citrus flower and fruit dominate the aroma. Subtle citrus, summer fruit and hints of caramel. Enjoyable APA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crozdog (19) - Ascot Vale, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
Strong and hoppy nose... not surprising given there are Aussie, NZ and US hops stuffed in this brew. Nose is distinctly different to how it tastes. Never really knew what people meant when they described the taste as ’biscuity’... this is ’biscuity’. Do I like it? Not sure. Drank it after having a Founders Pale Ale, which was a superior brew.

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 (1108) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 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. The malt is a little light and the beer consequently tastes thin. 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 (310) - 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


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