Brewed by Dad & Dave’s Brewing
Style: English Pale Ale
Curl Curl, NSW, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Dad & Dave’s #1 Pale Ale is a simple full flavoured beer derived from 100% Australian malted barley. Hops grown in Nelson, New Zealand impart “fruitiness” typical of Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties with passionfruit aromas with a crisp finish. English Ale yeast is also used to bring out the natural sweetness of the malt and hops. The #1 is suitable for most occasions being light enough to enjoy with a light lunch or evening drinks but having enough flavour to stand up to curries or red meat.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, - JAN 21, 2014
A pale ale as humble and homely as the name suggests. It’s clean and simple but I’m not sure the malt-hop pairing is ideal. Don’t like the carbonation, either. Cloudy gold with a thin, abrupt head. Aroma of peaches, lemon barley water, walnuts and yeast. The mouthfeel is too hard and fizzy for the style - less might be more. Some English nuttiness to the Old world malts that doesn’t quite gel with the New World NZ hops. Grapefruit acids in a reasonably bitter finish. Fairly sweet. (330ml bottle from Wentworth Falls bottlo)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1414) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 2, 2016
From a 330ml bottle with a BBD of 5/7/17. Clear golden, smallish transient white head. Nose is mainly honey sweet cereal malts with touches of lemony citrus and spice. Palate is clean, crisp, lightish and straightforward with a moderate sweetness and light fruity hop bitterness. A passable Australian style pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dervock (1150) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2016
Tap - pours gold with small white head. Aroma is mild citrus and sweet malt. Taste is malty with mild hint of hop up front then a cereal malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyobon (1366) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2015
(Bottle) Clear pale golden with loose short lived white head. Aroma of cardboard and grass. Light bodied and fizzy. Gentle light maltiness, with citrus notes, in the foretaste. Some peppery and earthy notes appear in the mid-palate and develop into some, not very pleasant, bitterness in the finish. Doesn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (5505) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2015
060815. Another beer from my swag from Beer Cartel. Not a beer that I heard a lot about. Golden amber in colour with a decent sized head of white foam. Mingling of citrus and pine needles in the aroma. Thin bodied but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (2272) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel Pale gold body, small white head. Subdued aroma, nice enough - lightly toasted cereals/pilsner malt, faint passionfruit & tropical fruit hopiness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, quite light & refreshing. Not a huge lot going on the body - cereal malts, subtle grass, guava/gooseberry hop character. Low bitterness, light minerally/yeasty character on finish. Very simple, quite lager-esque, but pleasant overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (2011) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2014
330ml bottle, Donny’s Bar, Manly. Bready, biscuity malts down the line that give a slightly flabby texture but it’s supplemented by mid-fruits and a pithy hop bitterness on the finish to round it off. Light to medium body, medium carbonation ending with modest length. Has good balance throughout but it left me wanting more intensity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (855) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Tasted at Canberra Small Brewers Beer Festival. Pale gold/straw, sweet bready malt, mild bitterness, slightly grassy, citrusy. Nothing special, but easy drinking session beer I imagine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1697) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2013
Poured a clear very light straw yellow colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. Initially had high carbonation with large bubbles forming trails but this faded quickly to low carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt. Taste is slightly sweet with no bitterness. Light body. Smooth, crisp finish. An easy drinking larger (not what I’d call a pale ale).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9861) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Draught in the smaller sized glass/middy, at Pumphouse, Sydney, on July 10, 2013.
On the board was marked to be 4.5% ABV.
Clear straw yellow color, dense white head. Malty, herbal, hoppy, fresh taste. Served (very) cold into a chilled glass. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Herbal, hoppy aftertaste. Mild, herbal, hoppy scent.

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