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Brewed by Matilda Bay Brewing Co. (CUB)
Style: Fruit Beer
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pepperjack ale brings together the best in craft brewing and contemporary Barossa winemaking. This rouge coloured alehas been created using the finest malted barely grains, intensely aromatic hops and Pepperjack's very own Barossa Valley Shiraz. Exhibiting profound fruit driven aromatics that add tothe complexity of the uniqueselectionof barley and hop, Pepperjack Ale can be enjoyed on any occasion but is best suited to your fridge rather than your cellar.

Brewed for Saltram of Barossa ( http://www.saltramwines.com.au ) at Matilda Bay's Garage brewery.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1418) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle- Pours a redish color with a decent head that fsdes to some lacing.Mild aroma of malt sweetness and bit of spice with a bit of citrus in the background. Taste of some caramel sweetness, some fruit and bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly light body, smooth with an interesting character. A surprisingly enjoyable beer. woth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apcandrew (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours dark reddish amber with little head. Aroma of citrus. Taste citrus, malt and slight caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2012
330ml bottle. pours brown in colour with a red hue, no doubt from the pepperjack shiraz added. Nice fruity hop aroma. Initial sweet malt bitterness with a refreshing hop bitterness on the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alang51 (36) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
Being a fan of the pepperjack shiraz I had to try this. Malty, caramel flavour and upon can certainly notice the addition of the shiraz. A great full bodied beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rangi (572) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2012
Rustic Brown poor with medium carbonation. Slight citrys and malt aroma dominating at first but give way to fruity notes and with the addition of the shiraz slowly becoming apparent as you sip your way through this beverage. Slight dry finnish on the palate. Enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (684) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2012
Maybe I was caught up in the moment in the Barossa, but I did like this beer. The addition of red wine juice gives it a bit more complexity and makes for a lovely red hue. Full bodied and rich in the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2384) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2012
Another one of those beers I’ve tried many times, even have old notes from 2008, but to be fare needed to try again.
Bright hoppy nose; passionfruit, pineapple, pine needles amongst bitter green herbs, weeds and camphorous notes. Looks the part; a deep orange amber with lots of fine bubbles and a solid, compact, off-white crown atop. Extremely woody, nutty and piney in the mouth, completely unexpected. Big, chunky malt profile, biscuity, mildly sweet and grainy. The hops dominated the nose, now the malt dominates the palate. Floral in back, bitterness is controlled on the swallow, the finish has nice balance of malt and hop with a light amount of fruit coming through. Very soft mouthfeel and medium-light in body. Just fades a little as it warms, otherwise this is a well made, refreshing little number. Unsure of whether Matilda Bay are brewing this now. Be good to see it produced at Pepperjack, but oh-well. A decent quaffer. (33cL, BB 04/09/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1298) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel and hints of fruit. Taste is also sweet malt, caramel and hints of fruit with a slightly nutty and lightly bitter finish. A little watery but OK.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkm (216) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2011
Pours a clear red with a fair and lasting head - medium bodied with a nice smooth palate. Caramel, malt, fruits and hops. A very enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (199) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours with nice head and a lovely rustic colour. Not a lot of aroma. But nice smooth taste. Almost a taste of white wine in this beer, not surprisingly as it is from Barossa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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