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


on tap


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15651) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1701) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (972) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle - Pours a hazy amber with large tight head. Floral aroma, hint of peaches. Nicely balanced beer not too much carbonation. Malt falours come through first followed by a nice dry hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
1st beer @ the warf in Darwin June 13th 2010. Unusual beer this one. Spicey & citrus hops & a bit sweet in the malt department. Suprise. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
Pours dark amber with a large quickly fading head. Nose shows lots of fruity hops: pineapple, mango and orange blossom are all noticeable. A fair bit of caramel, toasted and nutty malt shows as well. Flavours almost perfectly mirror the aroma - lots of light fruity hops with caramel, toasted and nutty malt following. Moderate carbonation suits the beer well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (320) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2007
Surprisingly it doesnt pour a beautiful crimson as you would expect a beer made with Shiraz juice, instead its a slightly darker shade of golden with a tightly packed white head. The aroma is nice, but doesnt show much Shiraz past a slightly vineous note, the main aroma is a big burst of fresh spicy hops and some light biscuit malt, it really smells good! Full enough body, smooth in the mouth... flavours of spicy hops, sweet malt and some grain, maybe a little unripe fruit note too. Finish is hoppy and delicious... Pepperjack gimmick aside, this is an extremely tasty and well made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle - Orange/red in colour. Good off white head. Fruity aroma. Low to medium carbonation. Medium body. Sweet, Caramel malts, and dark fruits (no doubt from the shiraz grapes). Hop flavours but only a very mild bitterness A slightly spicy finish. Different and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkm (235) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (896) - 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.

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