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Brewed by Nail Brewing Australia
Style: English Pale Ale
Bassendean, WA, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This full mash Australian pale ale from Perth’s Nail Brewing uses Crystal malt and Pride of Ringwood hops and came to us highly regarded by those who’d samples it from the pint glass as a draught. Rightly so too, Bursting with coppery hues in the glass, it goes hammer and tongs from the get-go with big lemon and lime wafts nicely anchored with some malt ballast.

The only Australian Pale ale to win gold at the AIBA 2009.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2009
A good Australian Pale Ale (not Amercan). Many beers in the world with stronger flavours, but this is a beer you can enjoy and drink a lot of and still enjoy. While Coopers has moved more mainstream Nail has moved to bottled conditioned quality. Correct to all style definitions of a great Australian Pale Ale. I favour it because I drink a lot of it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy golden amber with a massive chalk white head (may have been due to the frosted glass). Grassy leafy hop aroma, a little yeasty. Sweet, softly yeasty palate with grassy hop notes. Pleasant but not overly complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
Frothy head on a misty orange pour.Aroma lemon,citrus,stonefruit.Flavour,grapefruit,peach,g hop bitter,easy tasting ale.Finish,dry and sweet,bitter,weakness in body.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2007
One I got onto the moment it hit the taps of Bobby Dazzler’s pub here in Perth some 7 or so years ago. Most know the reason behind it all but disappearing for good, but now it seems full steam ahead again for the Nail with thanks to the lads at Jarrah Jacks. From the bottle, it pours a cloudy, pale, tawny copper with a lot of pent-up, furious carbonation unleashing its vengeance in the form of a massive, dense, snow-white head of foam that lasts ’til empty and laces wickedly. Doughy, yeasty, slightly metallic from the P.O.R hops and echoing toasted grains is the aroma - not unpleasant, just nothing in there that truly shouts out. Pleasant burst of spicy and ripe citrus fruits in the mouth hit dead on and start things off nicely. Subtle tickle of carbonation moves into a smooth backdrop, and on to a firm, smooth, long-lingering finish. Toasted malt and chaff-like notes mid-palate, a little crystal sweetness upfront, some piney notes in back. Bitter and piney on the peak before some dulled down citric notes, more pine and a wee bit of pride finish it off. Could you say it just tastes like naturally brewed beer as if it is any different from other craft brews. Very fresh and raw flavours balance out nicely, it does go down a treat. Not quite what I remember it tasting like, but it’s still a charmer of an ale. (33cL, unknown bottle date, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
On Tap. Visited the pub in Perth. Clear copper color with meager fizzy head. Hoppy aromas. Mouthfeel was a bit syrupy. Bitter hops dominated the flavor. Finishes dry. Quite enjoyable hot weather beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigMouth (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2007
Heres a beer that tasts better in the bottle. Easy drinking with smooth clean fresh taste. Has citrus touch. Only negative is it lacks aroma and is hard to find. Easier to get on tap? GREAT BEER.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PintTester (11) - USA - APR 13, 2005
The first time I had their beer I loved the stout and not the ale. The last time there was no stout and the Ale was a treat. They must have cleaned the line. This was a mixture between Little Creatures with some citrus and the old swan pale ale. It was fantastic except on first mouth feel it was a bit harsh and clingy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2004
Copper colouring with a smallish short lasting off white head. Bitter malty, citrus flavours with a hoppy aroma. Not a bad brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerJohn (10) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2003
Clear filtered copper Pale Ale. Nice fresh hoppy aroma with short white foam head. Malty crystal caramel flavours with well balanced medium bitterness. Good quality session beer.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
sirob (9) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003 does not count
Couldn't finish this one. Looked good as it was poured, copper colored with fine white but overiding eggy aroma was unbearable


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