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Murray’s Whale Ale

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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Wheat Ale
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Murray’s Whale Ale is a refreshing wheat beer with a twist. Its high percentage of malted and unmalted wheat and aromatic late hop profile gives a unique take on a session strength ale. A classic light body, creamy mouthfeel and refreshing citris flavour. This is balanced with assertive late hopping, giving a fresh, light tropical fruit aroma and cleansing dry finish.

Murray’s Whale Ale is light gold in colour and lightly filtered to give it a sparkling appearance.

Summer in a glass!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at bine, gold coast. Little hazy deep golden color, white head. Aroma is fresh hoppy and malty. Fresh fruity and hoppy taste, not much wheat on it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (498) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Sweet nose. Hazy light amber beer with scummy head. Light bodied with a short lightly citric finish. Just OK, nothing more.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ymyhill (8) - Enmore, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
Sour nose, slight yeasty mouth feel, not a lot of flavour, sweet finish. Ordinary beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ychvirus (20) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 17, 2014
Carbonic acid gas is high. That is most thing that I don’t like. Except that, everything is enough all.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBirdt (1) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
This beer is great if you get a good one. The one in front of me has been holding about 8mm of head with lacing down the glass, cloudy as f**k with a nice smooth feel in the mouth and tons of great flavour. I have not tried other beers based off an American style wheat beer and do not really get into the Belgium style Whitbeers, but a good bottle of this is totally moresome and this has now become my main quaffing beer. Unfortunately I have bought quite a few of them that taste like those that others have reviewed here (thin, sour, over gassed etc.) I have emailed the guys at Murrays regarding this because they have a nice beer that has been let down by consistency problems. I hope they can get this right because this beer could earn itself a much higher score from everyone if they could shake these problems.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachbrim (1) - Hodgson Vale, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Not bad, fruity flavours, not as strong on whear flavour but big on aroma, would drink again but not a session beer

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle in Brisbane, August 2014. A bit hazy golden with a white head. Soft with some citrus, light bread and some wheat. Also some hay. Nothing special but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Honey and citrus notes with hop hints. Clear yellow gold colour with poor head. Odd citrus flavour with smooth flavourless finish. Light body with low carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KeefOz (1137) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2014
Poured a cloudy golden amber colour with 5mm of open white foam that diminished quickly and produced virtually no lacing. Carbonation moderate to high and medium sized. Aroma of malt and grass. Taste of malt, sour yeast, slight grass and very low bitterness. Light body. Crisp clean finish. Very much a lager rather than a wheat beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2140) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light yellow colour with a fluffy white head, light aroma of hops and some wheat, taste is on the sour side with a dry finish.


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