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Brewed by Vale Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Willunga, SA, Australia

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Australian Pale Ale
Whilst the grape is usually associated with McLaren Vale, it is the region’s epicurean tradition which is most pervasive. With this in mind, we are pleased to introduce Vale Ale — a bottle conditioned premium pale ale hailing from one of the world’s great wine regions, McLaren Vale. To be one of the leading beers in the world. Vale Ale is a sophisticated and complex Australian ale with great structure and balance. It opens with bright aromas of hops combined with citrus notes. The palate presents a bouquet of pronounced fruit flavours with nutty malt and bitter hops following on the mid palate. The finish is quite dry for a pale ale, perfect to quench a summer’s thirst. It is brewed from the finest malt and hops and fermented with traditional ale yeast. It is not filtered or carbonated but allowed to finish off its fermentation in the bottle which achieves a subtle carbonation that complements the ale style. It finishes light on the palate and leaves a refreshing finish and light effervescence. http://www.valeale.com/

Bottled version brewed at Laverton until the introduction of a bottling line to the Willunga Brewery.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonnyguns (1105) - - DEC 5, 2012
Had this beer on tap so wasnt as bad as expected. Some citrus in the nose. Taste is light bodied with hints of hops and malts. Not an amazing beer pretty boring


2.9
emincems (108) - TURKEY - JUL 27, 2017
Light bodied, but well carbonated APA. Slightly sweet grainy malt with peppery and earthy hops. Taste is not strong enough, but it is a good refresher.

3
lebermilz (294) - GERMANY - JUN 26, 2017
Bottle at Bierfreunde. Plastic mug..... Can’t see the colour.white head. Ripe pineapple, peach, grapefruit. Quite bitter a little thin but still quite nice on the easy drinking side.

3.2
Evilkniamhel (1025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle from dick vet bar. Pours clear gold. Nose of tropical fruit, apricot, pine resin. Taste is more fruit, orange, bitter finish.

3.3
AshtonMcCobb (6771) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle from the Royal Dick. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - sweet malt and faint citrus. Taste - more of the same. Soggy cornflakes but not in a bad way. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - easy drinking ale. Not really complex but imagine it’d be great in the heat.

3
kyzr (1589) - Montana, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Amber pour with decent sized white head. Nice nose of roasted malt with hint of pine. Flavor is nutty and sweet malt with some hints of fruity hop. Medium body with clean finish.

3.3
danjs5 (254) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 I really like this beer. It has a nice aroma and caramel bitter flavour with subtle biscuit palate. Easy drinking from bottle. Good value.

3.2
Sebilinz (2481) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is malts with herbs and hints of fruits. Taste is malts bitterness some pines. Aftertaste is nice bitter. Nice refreshing one.

3
blackisle (2700) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a lager glass. Hazy pale amber, small but stable frothy off-white head, fair lacing; shy aroma, pale malts, light orange, tangerine, grass; taste light to medium sweet and bitter, light malty and citrusy, bit of biscuit; mild sweetbitter aftertaste with fruity undertones; light body, oily texture, soft carbonation; soft and pleasant,friendly but lacks character.

2.6
vanvenlo (1901) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
Dan Murphy bottle(1-May-16)Light citrus aroma.Amber,Ok head&suds lace.Herbal orange flavour.Bitter orange finish&herbal aftertaste.

3.3
Idiosynkrasie (7711) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Floral, mildly herbal and slightly grassy, hoppy aroma, a touch of mint and woodruff. Taste is quite identical on a mellow caramel and biscuity malty basis; soft palate, gentle carbonation. A bit too well-behaved but with subtle qualities.


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