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


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011

Bottle 345ml. @ home.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, warm citrus. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20110813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39991) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34023) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25680) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Thin golden amber color, white edge head. Aroma of caramel and straw. Taste is caramel with scant bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 2005. Attractive amber colour with thin white head. Nice hop aroma. Bit thin and tinny in mouth. End has attack of hops. I really rather enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Amber, effervescent, earthy aroma, hit of cheesy hop, moderate bitterness, light crystal Bland but clean

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber - white head. Medium hoppy. Caramel. Fruity. Grassy. Citrus. Medium malty. Light roasted. Berries. Nutty. Flowery. Nice drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11991) - 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.

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