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: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Clear orange coloured with a small white ehad. Fruity aroma of caramel, candies, hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and grapes. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark golden to light amber beer with a small, off-white head. Rather fruity aroma, with citrus peel and some lighlty peppery notes. Smooth, medium bodied and citrus tasting. Some bitterness, but it could do some more. Quite long finish with some bitterness and a spiced touch. A quite pleasant one. 110819

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2874) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Bottle (355ml). Poured a sparkling deep amber with red highlights and a creamy, slightly pinkish head, which was mostly lasting. Aroma was almost perfume like with spicy grassish hops, passion fruit, cherries and strawberries, hints sweet toffee and some malt. Taste was sweet and fruity with plums and cherrys, grassy hops, toffee and spices with with a dry, mild bitter finish which was very well balanced. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a good finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2008
Sweet malt hop flavour with flowers. Clear red colour with fair head and lacing. Hop malt flavour with sweet flowers. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2467) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (5101) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2009
355ml bottle. Large rocky beige head and ruby copper coloured with good carbonation , looked very inviting. Aromas of peaches and stone fruit witha velvet feel in the mouth with a nice sweet flavour and hint of bitterness..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
Botella. Nice deep golden colour, unclear, small white ehad. Fruity aroma with some citrussy hoppiness. Ok mouthfeel. Fruity and hoppy flavour, medium sweetness, citrus, pleasant bitterness.

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