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Brewed by McLaren Vale Beer Company - Willunga Brewery
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
McLaren Vale, SA, Australia

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American Style Dark Lager
DESIGNED USING PALE, MUNICH, CRYSTAL AND CARAFA ROASTED MALT. A FILTERED BEER WITH BRILLIANT CLARITY, DARK BROWN IN COLOUR WITH RUBY AND GARNET HIGHLIGHTS. IT HAS A STRONG MALT BACKBONE WITH HINTS OF COFFEE, CHOCOLATE AND COCOA THAT BALANCE THE USE OF FALCONER’S FLIGHT HOPS, GIVING RISE TO CITRUS, PINE AND VANILLA FLAVOURS AND AROMAS. THE COMBINATION OF DARK MALT AND HOPS WITH LAGER YEAST DELIVERING A CRISP, CLEAN DARK BEER.

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


shaunfield's rating

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - SEP 26, 2013
Tastes very good. I will definately get this beer again. I enjoyed it a lot. Very decent.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (17) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
First attempt at ratebeer rating style: Pours very deep brown, clear, small thin fizzy head that quickly disappears. Aroma toasty and moderately hoppy. Light body, high carbonation. Taste is lightly bitter with a light bitter hop and dark malt finish. Decent dark lager (not my favourite style). Well matched with sauerkraut and roast anchovies/almonds

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle. A clear, ruddy chestnut brown with a small, fading, fizzy beige head. Roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate characters with a delicately yeasty, nutty, boiled malts and dried fruit mid-palate. Light to medium body and medium carbonation finishing with moderate intensity, relatively lengthy roasted malt and coffee-styled bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
A little bit citrusy, light to medium body, but remember, it’s a lager, not an ale! Sweet. Roast nuts. Quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattyhennessy (272) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2014
This is an odd brew. Sort of a cross between a citrusy American pale ale and a dark lager. Strong citrus aroma.and flavour but rounded out with a great coffee taste. However it is almost sickly sweet

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donniemillan (31) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2014
It pours a dark brown red. The head is a thin lacing. The aroma is of coffee and a very interesting salty smell. The aroma doesn’t translate to the taste well, quite thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (494) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear but dark mahogany brown with brick red highlights and a small tan head. Aromas of soft fruit (like stewed apple or pear), Cocoa powder, and touches of lemon and flowers. The taste lets it down a little - the fruit is still there but the chocolate note seemed to disappear altogether. Virtually no bitterness, though a slightly grassy hop element comes through. Clean finish with a light fruity aftertaste. Not bad at all.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
lovely lovely lager. quite enjoyed it. would buy again. love the label of vale beers, they look welcoming.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (593) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014
Aroma: light malt and a hint of chocolate App: cola brown, clear with a small tan head Flavour: malty Palate: thin and finishes long hop bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Purchased expecting a dark ale, but light flavour quickly revealed this was a lager. Tasty roast and malt flavours made it pleasant but not impressive.


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