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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: 77   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alang51 (34) - 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.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TourDeBeer (99) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
Another Aroma burst! floral, herbs, fruit Beer is amber, clear, and minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, lively carbonation. Quite fresh, I really liked this and I’ll buy it again. Maybe put a couple in storage. Wort a try

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle 345ml. Great beer. Aromas of caramel, cola, grapes, nuts, and peach. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a head that doesn’t last.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jarmby (25) - Lilydale, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2007
Wonderful balance and fruity hops with stewed fruit flavours A great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (178) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
An amber pour, as expected from the shiraz addition. A surprisingly tasty beer, particularly for those who aren’t usually wine drinkers. Some citrus to match the sweet malt and hop bitterness, rounded off well with the shiraz addition. Definitely worth a taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dredd (684) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2007
Arguably the nicest aroma I have experienced in a beer. Huge fresh aromatic hops, i can’t detect a lot in the way of malts or fruit though. The flavour is primarily more of the hops that tapers off in to some pleasantly long fruity malts, as it warms it has a slightly grape/raisin finish pleasent but not sweet. I can only assume this subtlety is courtesy of the Barossa Shiraz. This is an interesting follow on beer to the Knappstein Lager. Once again innovation is coming through from a wine label. The amazing thing is both are unique but at the same time highly enjoyable well crafted. It shows once again room exists for innovation in beer and that perhaps microbrewers can look past the IPA/Pale Ale/Wheat Beer/Lager/Stout options when coming to market. Anyway enough of the editorial, back to the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (275) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
Deep cloudy amber with a creamy head that dissipates relatively quickly. A malty aroma leads into a bitter caramel flavour, rounded out by the Shiraz which adds a distinct smoothness to the mid palate. A gentle bitterness cleans up the beer, making it very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2007
Chilled 330ml bottle, twist top oddly enough. Spicey citrus aroma, lemon zest and grapefruit, seems like APA territory. Pours a nice looking clean ruby amber body with a creamy white head and lace. Moderate carbonation, full bodied, slightest tartness to it, but in not way deterring. Hop driven palate, spicey and zesty citrus hop character, underlying biscuity malts lending a bit of sweetness, a vinous note makes its presence towards the finish. Dry and a bit of roasted malt on the finish. Seems like a decently made APA with a twist, worth a try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
Golden-amber. Bright. Complex aroma with syrah, peach/pear cobbler, rich caramel and bready malts. Fairly lean body with subtle vinous notes. Might be a bit fizzy at the back, but a well-rounded, subtlely complex ale.


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