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


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Nail ale is a decent session ale. Typical pride of ringwood firm bitterness, and some fruitiness from the english style yeast - all in balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1227) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2012
From a 330ml botttle on 14/10/2012. Pours a cloudy golden with a small white head, with some yeast floaties present. Has a very mild fruity aroma. The flavour is more impressive, with a big pile of citrus notes up front, some biscuity malt and quite a firm hop bitterness at the back. Has a touch of Cooper’s Pale about it, but is quite distinctive in its own right. A solid pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (670) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
1L squealer, Pours a slightly cloudy copper hue with a nice white head and a big lemon zest aroma. The lemon zest goes through to the flavour as well as doughy and biscuit notes. Overall a refreshing beer full of flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
On tap at the Sail & Anchor, Fremantle 7/04/2012. Amber with a slight white head. Aroma of citrus hops and biscuit malts. Flavour had more of the same, with a slightly yeasty edge and bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2011
Tap at Sail & Anchor. Pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma was quite subdued even as it warmed. Slight citrus - lots of lemon, leafy hops and yeast. Citrus comes out to make up the bulk of the taste. Decent enough, good quaffer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2009
330ml bottle. Lively when poured into the glass with floral hop aromas bursting through. Cloudy dull oarange colur with a large white head. Malt and floral hops dominate . Lively in the mouth with a metallic aftertaste.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8318) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3737) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2726) - 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)

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