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


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle -- Pours deep amber with a quite generous but fairtly short lived off-white head. Citrussy hop aroma quite similar to an APA but lighter. Flavor is citrussy sour with a quite thin feel in the mouth. A bit watery for my tastes but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2009
Bottled, thx to NoiZe. Clear redbrown color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, some grapes. Sourish taste, quite dry, skin of dark plums, some cherry pits. Quite dry palate. Strange.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (4186) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
14-FEB-2011, bottle @Mikkeller Bar. Clear amber, red’ish, fluffy low head. I was curious about this brew with shiraz... ...but nothing like a shiraz here. Only the faintest tartness. Almost watery pale ale like, and then the high carbonation with giant bubbles making it more like a pale ale with coca cola:-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle 34,5 cl. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. A little caramel in the nose, slightly metallic too. Medium body, lightly sweet caramel, again a little metal or iron accents. I believe I can actually pick up a little red grapes, but it may be just because I know they are there. Discreet bitterness. 140211

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gramoit (398) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
Little surprise this, was not expecting much at all. Caramel dominates the taste, with a little hop bitterness to round it off. Not a great beer but a very drinkable beer that was above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1407) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
Clear amber color with a tight white head that falls to a film. Nutella, toffee, and some metallic fruity hops. Good nose besides the touches of metal. More of a pale ale really. Tastes like a pale ale. Nutty caramel and some sharp earthy hops. Gets a bit dank as well. Still a little bit of metal. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Notes of Shiraz do pick up in the finish. Easy drinking beer. Not bad at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (5303) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15553) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours clear golden with a creamy white head. Grain, pepper and fruit. Sweet malty. Caramel and earth. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (1384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
From a 345ml bottle on 10/4/2011. Pours a dark orange approaching amber. Has a relatively slight aroma of fruit, nuts and malt. This is a bit of a weird one taste wise. Most prominent is sweet dark fruit, with some blackcurrant coming through, followed by a relatively short, tart, slightly peppery finish. Notwithstanding the presence of some fruity notes, I’m not sure this has been correctly charcterised as a fruit beer. Reminds me a bit of White Rabbit Dark Ale, but more a bit more harsh and less well balanced.

   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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