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Matso’s Pearlers Pale Ale

Brewed by Matso’s Broome Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Broome, Australia


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Legend has it that the brave men who sailed the Kimberley seas in search of the elusive pearl loved a good beer. Our master brewer has created a frothy monument to our rich heritage with this delicious, full malt pale ale just bursting with local flavour and deep character. Perfect for slaking a thirst on a hot summers day or stowing a few away on a wild stormy night. Any way you take it, this beer’s an absolute pearler!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2015
330ml bottle into Shaker. Aroma of stale bread with a touch of pepper. Sparkling amber beer with thin lasting white head. Light carbonation. Sharp and tangy with medium body, quite flat. Good finish, pine bitterness develops into faint grapefruit with a touch of malt right at the end. Nice(though subdued) example of an APA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjoeng (326) - - JUN 3, 2015
4.5%ABV. Pale Ale. Poured out of the bottle with a nice head of soapy foam. The color was quite an inviting amber hue, 16-18ºSRM. The mouthfeel was watery and the palate had light aromas of pale malt flavors. Not much to write home about in the hop department. It was ok...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2015
Orange amber colour with a minimal head and plenty of carbonation evident in the body. Good clarity too. The aroma takes a bit of digging in to get with some orange, and lime leaf. You really have to work to get it out though. Good carbonation in the body with flavours of coffee, orange loves, and mandarin. It dwells mainly on its cereal rather than its hops but that said, it leaves a bit of a tang on the tongue afterward. Somewhat thin, but I suppose in context on a hot day in Broome, probably a good option.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morboso (129) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
This was half price $38 for 24 instead of $76. Aroma fruity vegemite at first, then I realised exactly what the familiar smell was - the smell of sticky concentrated wort in the can of home beer when you just open it! colour - who cares, carbonation - not overly, head short lasting. Nice medium malt body and light but decent enough bitterness that lingers a little. Not typical pale ale but interesting enough and quite good (unlike their awful mango "beer") wouldn’t pay AU $76 a carton though but for $38 on special excellent bang 4 buck

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Sweet but mild aroma. Flavour is almost honey like in it’s sweetness. Some floral hops but nothing overly complex. A good introduction to craft beer, but nothing flash

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lealea (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
I also don’t know why this has such low ratings, I joined this site just to rate this beer... It’s a perfect pale ale, not just perfect but I have no allergies when I drink this! So many beers cause issues to my sinus etc this is heaven... Thanks Matso for a great beer!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
i dont understand why matso beers get such low ratings, i quite like them including this one. Very pricey though

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with a small white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas are very light with hints of lemon and flowers. The taste is similar, though there is a touch of pepper in the mid-palate. Very clean finish with no discernible aftertaste. Watery body. Drinks more like a lager than a pale ale. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maus (45) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2013
poured a nice head, clear golden colour with a touch of amber in it (might be my lights). The aroma is subtle and clear. The taste is also quite bland and has little character. But there is a note in here worth mentioning that makes this beer actually worthwhile. Kind of toffee-like sweetness from the malts, something odd, yet pleasing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
keenimeeni (21) - KINGSTON, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
As a fan of several Matsos (nothing beats their Ginger Beer, with lime, out sailing!) the Pearler Pale is a little disappointing, moreso given the homage to heritage it is supposed to pay. Pours a pale golden with a short, light and white head. A floral, hoppy aroma is present and translates to the palate with a north-of-pleasant light bitterness and thin, light feel. Easy to drink, the more I have the less I want. Would likely compliment a seafood BBQ but on its own? Seek a different beer...

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