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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

WISEGUY572's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Serious disappointment. Unless garbage industrial lagers, this one has pretensions, and it fails to deliver. Hazy gold, nasty doughy bready yeasty nose. Taste of hops, sure, and malt, sure, and, well, DIRT. Nasty stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1652) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5947) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Flanfl (546) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4065) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1756) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21888) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
On Holiday gold blond-colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hop aroma a spicy yeast hop bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2446) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a mid amber colour with a thin white head, light fruit aroma, taste is light and fruity with a dry sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ANZUShophunter (245) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2015
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours cloudy and golden in the South Oz pale ale tradition. Modest yeast and hop aroma. Sweeter than many pale ales. Refreshing on a hot day. Like the rhyme in the name.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (811) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Sour nose, a bit vinegar, a bit spicy hop. Cloudy golden beer with small sudsy head. High carbonation. Very spritzy, medium body. Subtle citric aftertaste with later sherbet. Very late malt present. Refreshing, pleasant.

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