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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (7255) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2014
on tap at bob’s farm. american style wheat - pale golden with a thin head; no discernible yeast character and no wheat malt presence to stand up to the tinned fruit hop character. not much of a beer but i do like my whale ale t-shirt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
330ml Bottle. A yellow coloured, slightly hazy beer, with a white head. Aromas of banana, wheat, and light aromas of citrus with hints of a doughy yeast. Taste is sweet and wheaty with hints of banana. Very light body. Slightly unpleasent sour notes with the finish that detract from other flavours. Otherwise a clean, sessionable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (335) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
Pleasant summer drink - not especially wheaty - more lagery - goes down easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (124) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very slight cloudy yellow. Aroma. Strong Tropical Fruit Aromas. Taste. that of a combination of tropical and citrus fruits Overall. A quite good beer, and different to most other wheat beers i’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (265) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
A cracking summer ale with a lovely hoppy, fruity aroma and a pleasant tang on the tongue. Could drink it all night.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
Salty and yeasty aroma. In theme with the port stepehns tribute. Very bitey taste, hint of chili or ginger spiciness. I actually like how well the beer’s taste compliments the idea behind it. That being said its not sessionable for me out of the bottle, maybe on tap would prove less intense.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (470) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours golden in color but smells of Vegemite/marmite like some darker beers. Hints of Vegemite & grapefruit in the taste too but tastes somewhat watered down. I can see that this is meant to be a session beer and wouldn't be a bad choice for this option. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1114) - HONG KONG - OCT 5, 2013

330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Cloudy hazy golden yellow colour with lots of dirt-like yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head with full white foam which lasts for about 40 seconds; Good sticky lacing and slight carbonation; Fragment aroma of orange, mango, yellow fruits, light malt, yeast, very faint citrus and light grass; Light sweet taste of ale malt, with hidden tartness, very light grapefruit, dry biscuits, light yeast, faint wet cardboard (not annoying), faint citrus and pleasant light grass; Mid to light body, quite watery palate; Mouth feel is wheat-thinned light English Ale, with minimal fruity character, malty and yeasty plus some hint of wet cardboard to boot. Okay; Tartness is subtle, moderate and becomes stronger with further sips; Hoppiness is pretty strong grapefruit, orange and light grass nose, very light fruit and light touch of grassy hops in taste. Bitterness is minimal, rather muted finish; Quite dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: A decent wheat ale with quite heavy leaning towards the Ale side, it doesn’t makes me ‘wow’ but certainly makes a comfy sessioning after sushi dinner. At least worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (704) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
Cloudy, light yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Lemon, spice, banana aromas. Taste is light lemon, slightly bitter, finishes a little spicy. Easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
Murray's is such an important brewer in Australia and this is probably his most accessible beer but it fails to reach any heights. It looks good with a cloudy straw colour and white frothy head. There are faint aromas of hops and other classic wheat beer elements such as orange peel and banana, but nothing too exciting. Similar flavour profiles but none of the complex bitter/sweet/sour elements that come through in a quality wheat beer. I know it's not based on the Belgian or German style where this is more pronounced but it still lacked much interest.

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