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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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2009
Bottled. Tnx to Noize. Aroma has caramel malts and lots of grapes/wine. Clear, amber coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. My first impression was that this beer was highly carbonated, but that’s not the case. It justs tastes carbonated. The carbonation is in fact some sort of fruity sourness. Quite dry and a bit too thin. This beer has potential.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle, purchased at the International Beer Shop in Perth. Wow, sitting down to rate this beer, I am surprised to find that it is supposed to be a fruit beer. Perhaps more surprising, even though I got no fruit character in my bottle whatsoever, I still liked it a lot! It poured a rich deep amber with a cream-coloured head. Enticing toast and toffee aroma, some floral hops. Medium mouthfeel, medium sweetness, with toasty, nutty, and floral hop flavours. Clearly this bottle is not representative of what this beer is supposed to be, but I thought it was very good nonetheless!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - APR 7, 2009
This got better as it warmed, which is lucky, cos at first I recoiled in horror. A very strange tasting beer. Medium to full body, with nothing really dominating. Good for a change of pace

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2009
Highly carbonated, orange-amber colour with a medium sized pink head which actually increases as the beer is left idle. Sweet and raisin like fruity and strong vinuous aroma (duh). A tiny bit of sweetness at the start but then tasted quite sour in my mouth, very watery. Not my kind of thing at all, sorry.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange-amber with a thick foamy head. Tropical fruits on the nose, with a hint of peppery shiraz on the swirl. A full and juicy malt palate, becoming a bit minerally in the swallow. The shiraz comes through more in the finish again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrscotty (26) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2008
After a lot of searching, this is probably the best aussie beer i’ve had yet. IIt is slightly thin/watery in mouthfeel but it makes up for that in a more than pleasant savoury flavour: malty, fruity and slighty hoppy. It is neither bitter, sweet, or honeyish - three of the biggest pitfalls of australian beers. The full-bodied scarlet colour is a testiment to a passionately crafted beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jxo (9) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2008 does not count
Bottle, Rich deep amber colour with very short lived head. Mild hop flavours. Shiraz addition seems to be quite subtle but still noticeable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
I have to say this is the best beer I have had in Australia yet. Actually well crafted and full bodied. Not that fruity, so not sure about its designation, but a great brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2008
Slight sulfur. Well balanced. Good malty character Malty aroma, not much hops.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
andreic (53) - IRELAND - AUG 10, 2008
Some malt and slightly fruity hope aroma. Crystal clear red, almost pinkish in colour. Thin head that disappears fairly fast, light-moderate carbonation. Tastes of malt, some crystal, slightly fruity and a dry, peppery finish. I find it fairly thin. A reasonable, fairly easy drinking beer but nothing outstanding.


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