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Brewed by McLaren Vale Beer Company - Willunga Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
McLaren Vale, SA, Australia

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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THIS IS OUR INTERPRETATION OF WHAT A NEW WORLD CRAFT LAGER SHOULD BE, APPROACHABLE, SESSIONABLE, BALANCED AND FLAVOURSOME. THIS BEER IS FILTERED FOR SMOOTH AND REFRESHING CRISPNESS WITH MEDUM CARBONATION. THE 100% MALTED GRAIN PROFILE IS A COMBINATION OF PILSNER, CARAPILS AND LIGHT MUNICH, WHILST THE HOP BILL INCLUDES THE NOBLE GERMAN HOP TETTNANG, AUSTRALIAN HELGA AND NZ PACIFICA. THE SWEET MALT CHARACTERS ARE BALANCED BY THE EARHTY SPICE AND FRESH CITRUS KICK AND FLORAL NOTES DERIVED FROM THE HOPS.

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


pmuzz's rating

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pmuzz (400) - - JAN 20, 2013
Tap at Vale Ale: If any day was suitable for a good cold beer it was 17/1 in Adelaide. It was so hot and uncomfortable and I needed a solid beer to slake my thirst. However, this was the most unimaginative and insipid beers I have had in a while. It looked as it had been diluted one part beer to ten parts water! Not good at all.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2015
Very dry style although not of Asahi proportions. Looks very macro and the nose is slightly off-putting with a dry cardboard lift. Dry citrus in the mouth with again some cardboard creeping in. Not sure I really approve or agree.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (353) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2015
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Distant hop nose, a little bread perhaps. Clear golden beer with solid white head. A few bubbles. Cleansing bitter taste. Finish is good. Early maltiness is overtaken by increasing hop bitterness then a floral hop note right at the end. I could drink another one of these right now.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CraigH13 (4) - Highfields, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
BWS bottle. Low carbonation & minimal head; little zing on the palate. Nothing striking with the aroma or taste; agree there is a residual sweetness and hint of after bitterness; however nothing grabs attention. Happy to drink if offered; won’t seek out though.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sevenlee (1515) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, floral and citrus. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry finish. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VinegarStroke (319) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Tasted 6/6: Bottle: Poor head and lace. Limited aromatic profile. Clean but neutral. hollow palate. Poor craft beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (368) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
Sweet malts & citrus aroma. Taste grapefruit & toast. Nice crisp, dry finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1390) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
330ml bb 24/05/2014 Clean pale gold body, holds a good inch of white foam. Good intensity aroma; citrus, melon, passionfruit, guava, light toasty cereal maltiness. Medium carbonation and body, crisp and clean overall. Pale cereal malts lay a backbone for tropical fruit, citrus, spice hops. Light bitterness to finish. Nice lager... Good hop character, clean overall

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1063) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
Mild ale. Yellow see through colour with little carbonation. Sweet and watery. Nice enough.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1062) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
BB 23/5/14. Poured a clear golden colour with a two-finger white foamy head that retained well for a while but then diminished and laced poorly. High carbonation with many large bubbles forming trails. Aroma subtly of sweet malt. taste of very sweet malt with no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth and light with a very sweet finish. Average for a craft lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
floydian1 (1115) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 29, 2013
330ml bottle from BWS. Bright golden with minimal white head. Sweet malt grains dominate the nose with a subtle citrus hop presence. Taste is sickly sweet with barely there hops to provide balancing flavours (hint of citrus). Like a typical Aussie lager but superior mouthfeel than the macro breweries. Not worth the extra bucks though.


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