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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFingers (1) - - APR 2, 2013 does not count
I created an account just to say how wrong pmuzz is. This beer is a Lager, not an Ale, it’s not supposed to have hops and malt smashing you in the face as you drink it. It’s not a German Pilsner and it’s not supposed to be anything like the American style rice lagers like anything from CUB or Lion Nathan. It is actually a very well balanced Lager, with a good hop aroma and decent body. The finish is clean, crisp and refreshing. if you’re looking for a beer that’s not the same as the Brewing Giants flavourless rice beers, but still want a good refreshing beer that you can session on without it being grassy or sweet, then this very well balanced Lager is what you’ve been looking for. Probably the best Aussie lager i have had in years!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkMaclean (48) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
Very clear mid gold, no head and light gas. Great hop high notes light malt and very drinkable . Could slip down several of these without complaint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Draught at The Winston, Hobart. Sampled on August 8, 2013.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, hoppy, floral taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Floral aftertaste. Sweet, floral, hoppy scent. Nice and fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmeup (566) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2013
Rated for what it is, a Pale Lager. Description fits the end result. Hops are quite pleasant in aroma and and malts are bready with maybe a hint of vanilla back there. Fares more then good stacked up against others, say Boags or Cascade. Nicely crafted Pale Lager.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidAust (31) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2015
Clean crisp lager with some additional hop flavour compared to the Australian Macro beers. Simple flavour, and easily drinkable. Nothing overly surprising, Very light straw colour, reasonable head which held well. Was happy to have two pre dinner but changed to something a bit more robust with my meal. OK, but would choose many other beers for the price (only purchased because the four pack was on a large discount). Unlikely to purchase again - simply on a value basis - it wasn’t that special to be charging a premium.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1071) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
Mild ale. Yellow see through colour with little carbonation. Sweet and watery. Nice enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1506) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (428) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
Sweet malts & citrus aroma. Taste grapefruit & toast. Nice crisp, dry finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (453) - 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.


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