Brewed by Matilda Bay Brewing Co. (CUB)
Style: American Pale Ale
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Our Brewers Reserve Alpha Pale Ale is very much in line with the beers from America’s North West – assertive bitterness together with a distinctive fruit and citrus aroma - except we’ve put a Matilda Bay spin on it. It has a big hop nose with citrus notes derived from the use of Cascade hops imported from North America. 35 IBU.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma is floral hops and sweet malt, the taste is light sweet malty with a nise floral hop taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (735) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2007
345ml bottle Amber coloured, Decent head but fades relatively quickly, Big citrusy resinous nose. Up front stonefruit sweetness with that typical late Cascade flourish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nigelmudge (1) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2007 does not count
Being a Perth WA resident-how could i not rate this beer. From tap, a rich tan colour leads to an caramel malt taste with a nice after-twang to remiond you that some thought went into this one. A regular favourite in the pubs of Perth and rightly so. Not too heavy to be hard going but enough strength and character to stand out from the crowd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1811) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2007
Dull copper (or maybe light tan?) with a very thin creamy head. Highly aromatic nose of fruity, herbal resiny hops. Slightly more pedestrian to taste; resiny hops remain and infact they are a touch aggressive, but regardless they define the palate structure well. A touch too fizzy perhaps? This beer is in the next ball park when compared to the ’just going’ stablemates Beez Neez and Redback. (BB 3/08)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1075) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2007
A lesser version of Little Creatures. Little to no head and an amber colour. Smooth and citrusy but has abit of an odd metallic aftertaste. Still very drinkable and recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
From 33 cL bottle. Pours filtered orange brown with no real head. Aroma is fruity and caramel sweet. Flavour caramel malty, dry into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
(Bottle 34,5 cl) Courtesy of highlandlad. Pours a clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Very fresh and citrusy aroma with a hint of pine needles also. Medium body, light accents of caramel, very floral an citrusy hopping. The finish is dry and hoppy. Lovely indeed. 290607

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a white ehad. Aroma of fruits, hops and pine needles. Hoppy flavour of fruits, pine needles and grape fruits. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly red-like amber with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet and has a buttery feel to it. A touch of caramel is mixed well with a good dose of fruity and grassy hop notes. Quite low carbonation giving it an oily feel. Flavour is somewhat milder than the aroma - the hops don’t come to the fore in the same way. But it is quite low in alcohol, which might explain the missing ’pang’, I was looking was. If the aroma didn’t hype it, I would have given this 3.8, but the flavour is a touch of a let-down in comparison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30975) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet and lovely hoppy which gives it notes of grass and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of grapefruit, and medium notes of grass and caramel, as well as light notes of alfa acids, leading to a good bitter finish.

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