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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (3054) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (669) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle, about 10C. Red-tinged amber with a small but tight beige head. Quite high bead, nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, wine, grass and flowers. Taste is mostly sweet with modest bitterness. The wine character is noticeable is odd but quite pleasant. Its just a touch and adds a syrupy contrast to the otherwise straightforward malt as well as a little sourness. Unusual and pretty well done, but I could have done with a bit of bitterness to keep it from getting a bit dull.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sthlm (1289) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2009
[Bottle] Pours reddish amber with basically no head. Aroma is pretty weak at first, but after allowing it to warm up, a lot of apple, grape, and quite a bit of floral character. Taste is really strange. A vegetal aspect that isnt very nice is present, along with mild bitterness, a perfumey, fruity taste that I cant pinpoint and a good deal of malt at the end. Decent mouthfeel, fairly short finish. This is a very peculiar beer, and not in a very good way. Really did not enjoy it, and it got hard to drink towards the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1210) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (5679) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle. I remember first trying this beer a year or so ago and not thinking much of it. I hadnt taken notes at the time so I picked up a bottle recently for a fair judging. And am I glad I did. This one poured reddish amber with a medium beige head. A real nice aroma of ripe fruit, caramel and biscuit. The flavours mirror the aroma. The Shiraz characteristics are by no means dominating, but I think thats actually a good thing and the reason why this beer works. Its well balanced, fruity and has good malt backbone to match. A delicious beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bazal (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2009
Interesting. Pours a coppery colour with little head. The aroma is of late season cherries, sweet and slightly sour. The taste is floral, with cherry and plum notes and a slight shiraz pepperiness an dry character. A little thin in the mouth to really appreciate the full flavour I think. Its certainly a unique and very drinkable beer, and with a bit of improvement it could be excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2009
Had this one during my holiday in Australia april/may 2009. 2008 vintage edition. Red, amber, copper colored brew. Aroma of ripe fruit, floral hops. Longlasting head. Tick texture. Floral hoppy, aftertaste of pepper and wine. Nice combination, but a bit strange.

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