bmeup (525) - Ormeau, - JAN 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden and filtered body with aroma of buttery toast, little hop character, very (very) average APA, the blurb is BS......."an absolute pearler"...not!
Morboso (68) - ECUADOR - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
mattyhennessy (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
Lealea (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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!!!
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i dont understand why matso beers get such low ratings, i quite like them including this one. Very pricey though
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
maus (40) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
keenimeeni (21) - KINGSTON, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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...
crippledbrewer (45) - - DEC 9, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Well I a going to be short and sweet with this one, it is another example of a ‘craft’ brewer trying to panda to the flavorless swill masses. I mean hell, I have been to Broome and it has LOTS more character then this bottle of washing water.
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Easily drinkable. Enough said it went down well. Wasnt really thinking how to describe this beer when drinking.
Dervock (505) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - very pale golden pour with a short lived white head. Very slight hop aroma. Some floral hop on the taste. thin mouthfeel. Bit bland.