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Vale Ale – Pale Ale

Vale Ale – Pale Ale

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My very own “Nelson Sauv Summer Ale”

My very own “Nelson Sauv Summer Ale”

For no other reason than I was taking shots of some of the other beers, this is one of my own making. The “Nelson Sauv Summer Ale” is based on a recipe pack from LiquorCraft, a fine supplier of all brewing equipment. I’ve been brewing for a couple of years, but not really often enough to become that good at it. This is an attempt at a nice light summer ale with the grapey hints of the Nelson Sauvin hops. It’s been in the bottle for a couple of months now (I should probably leave it for a bit longer) but looks quite the part, nice colour and a good head. Imagine: Like a ginger beer, you’ve been working hard, you’re exhausted or you just want something that will go down quickly. If this beer was an actor: Someone from one of those talent reality shows – Shows promise but at this stage there isn’t enough experience to make it in the real world. Rating: 6/10 (possibly self-deprecated)     Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

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Holgate – Mt Macedon Ale

Holgate – Mt Macedon Ale

The Holgate Brewhouse Mt Macedon Ale is surprisingly good. Sometimes I’m suspicious of beers that stray away from the standard naming conventions: Pale Ale, Stout, Porter, IPA, Golden Ale, etc. How do you know what it will taste like? You have to risk buying something bland and unexciting. Thankfully this one doesn’t disappoint. Like other’s in the range (the Hopinator and Temptress are good examples) the Mt Macedon Ale is a good example of an american pale ale. Great hops and a honey flavour make this a good, easy drinker. Imagine: Pre-dinner drinks with friends. It’s something they might not have heard of and will come as a bit of a surprise.. a good one too. If this beer was an actor: Patton Oswalt. Not a regularly named one, but a good solid act and thoroughly enjoyable. Rating: 8/10 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

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White Rabbit – Dark Ale

White Rabbit – Dark Ale

This was one of my first favourite local craft beers. Brewed in Healesville, Victoria, this is a great beer with a good amount of flavour. I’ve been to the brewery itself on a roundabout tour of the Yarra Valley, coming back through Healesville where the brewery is situated. Never having been to a brewery before I wasn’t sure what to expect. I assume it’s similar to most decent sized craft breweries. There were all the large fermentation tanks, as well as the displays of hops and grains used in the various beers produced as well as the bar and merchandise stands. The White Rabbit Dark Ale, as opposed to it’s white ale cousin, has a lot of bulk and depth. Imagine: An autumn day, not a wintery stout or a summery ale. You’re wanting a dark beer, but not a stout. If this beer was an actor: Danny Glover. Sometimes esrious, sometimes fun. Well seasoned with lots of complexity. Rating: 9/10 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

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Wicked Elf – Pale Ale

Wicked Elf – Pale Ale

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Burleigh Brewing Co – 28 Pale Ale

Burleigh Brewing Co – 28 Pale Ale

The bottle has a look straight out of Magnum PI. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

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Red Duck – Pale Rider American Ale

Red Duck – Pale Rider American Ale

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