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McLaren VALE/ALE

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Brewed by Vale Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Willunga, SA, Australia

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Australian Pale Ale
Whilst the grape is usually associated with McLaren Vale, it is the region’s epicurean tradition which is most pervasive. With this in mind, we are pleased to introduce Vale Ale — a bottle conditioned premium pale ale hailing from one of the world’s great wine regions, McLaren Vale. To be one of the leading beers in the world. Vale Ale is a sophisticated and complex Australian ale with great structure and balance. It opens with bright aromas of hops combined with citrus notes. The palate presents a bouquet of pronounced fruit flavours with nutty malt and bitter hops following on the mid palate. The finish is quite dry for a pale ale, perfect to quench a summer’s thirst. It is brewed from the finest malt and hops and fermented with traditional ale yeast. It is not filtered or carbonated but allowed to finish off its fermentation in the bottle which achieves a subtle carbonation that complements the ale style. It finishes light on the palate and leaves a refreshing finish and light effervescence. http://www.valeale.com/

Bottled version brewed at Laverton until the introduction of a bottling line to the Willunga Brewery.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1379) - Montana, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Amber pour with decent sized white head. Nice nose of roasted malt with hint of pine. Flavor is nutty and sweet malt with some hints of fruity hop. Medium body with clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danjs5 (21) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2016 I really like this beer. It has a nice aroma and caramel bitter flavour with subtle biscuit palate. Easy drinking from bottle. Good value.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (1786) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is malts with herbs and hints of fruits. Taste is malts bitterness some pines. Aftertaste is nice bitter. Nice refreshing one.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (2043) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a lager glass. Hazy pale amber, small but stable frothy off-white head, fair lacing; shy aroma, pale malts, light orange, tangerine, grass; taste light to medium sweet and bitter, light malty and citrusy, bit of biscuit; mild sweetbitter aftertaste with fruity undertones; light body, oily texture, soft carbonation; soft and pleasant,friendly but lacks character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1773) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
Dan Murphy bottle(1-May-16)Light citrus aroma.Amber,Ok head&suds lace.Herbal orange flavour.Bitter orange finish&herbal aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6407) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Floral, mildly herbal and slightly grassy, hoppy aroma, a touch of mint and woodruff. Taste is quite identical on a mellow caramel and biscuity malty basis; soft palate, gentle carbonation. A bit too well-behaved but with subtle qualities.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Flanfl (620) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - DEC 10, 2015
Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. A tad piney. No complexity here and it feels muddled. Flavours are weak, fruity and yeasty, slightly hoppy. Some bitternerss that stays for the finish. A bit dry. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a sweet slightly herbal fruity flavour with malty notes and a smooth, creamy slight zesty finish. Subtle, but not bad.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2015
On tap @ The Bottle Shop, London - UK. Color: hazy blond beer with no carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: malt and caramel domination well balanced with yeast notes. Good nose. Taste: medium body well balanced between sweet caramel malt ant yeast. Yeast finish and astringent. Aftertaste: fruity taste, candied apricot and yeast. Small alcohol notes. I really like it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity weak citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy finish.


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