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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2012
Maybe I was caught up in the moment in the Barossa, but I did like this beer. The addition of red wine juice gives it a bit more complexity and makes for a lovely red hue. Full bodied and rich in the palate.

3.5
MelbBrewersJD (39) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2007
Very interesting beer. Loved the ruby colour. Would have liked more aroma and can’t say I got much wine character, not that it was an issue for me. Overall an interesting beer.

3.5
jxo (9) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2008 does not count
Bottle, Rich deep amber colour with very short lived head. Mild hop flavours. Shiraz addition seems to be quite subtle but still noticeable.

3.5
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 hadn’t 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 that’s actually a good thing and the reason why this beer works. It’s well balanced, fruity and has good malt backbone to match. A delicious beer.

3.5
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber/brown - white head. Fruity. Nutty. Caramel. Sharpness. Peppery. Chocolate. Grapey notes. Grassy. Citrus. Orange. Nice.

3.5
yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
34.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and light fruity. Sweet, fruity and light hoppy fruity. Mild citrusy and slight peachy. Fruity and slight bitter to citrusy finish.

3.5
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2012
330ml bottle. pours brown in colour with a red hue, no doubt from the pepperjack shiraz added. Nice fruity hop aroma. Initial sweet malt bitterness with a refreshing hop bitterness on the finish.

3.5
Bif (2245) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle- Pours a redish color with a decent head that fsdes to some lacing.Mild aroma of malt sweetness and bit of spice with a bit of citrus in the background. Taste of some caramel sweetness, some fruit and bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly light body, smooth with an interesting character. A surprisingly enjoyable beer. woth a try.

3.5
Pyobon (1403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
(Bottle) Clear amber with slight head. Pleasant fruity (stone fruit) aroma with hints of toffee. Light body with good fine carbonation. Taste is refreshing: fruity tang with balancing caramel toffee notes. Hint of bitterness in finish. Overall quite a decent beer.

3.4
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange-amber with a thick foamy head. Tropical fruits on the nose, with a hint of peppery shiraz on the swirl. A full and juicy malt palate, becoming a bit minerally in the swallow. The shiraz comes through more in the finish again.


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