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Matilda Bay Brewery - Fat Yak Pale Ale

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by Joseph Lewis (subscribe)
I am passionate about food, cooking and ingredients. Currently in London, just back from eating my way around the world in one tasty adventure.Visit www.Mange-Two.blogspot.com for updates and inspiration.
Published May 13th 2012
Upon opening my wallet, I blew the cobwebs and moths away, prised open the leathery artefact and placed my money on the counter. As of this weekend I invested my hard earned cash and become the proud owner of Matilda Bay Brewing Company's finest crafted ale - Fat Yak. The Australian based brewing company are responsible for making the beer that I have seen in almost every pub while living here in Brisbane.

Refreshing Brew
The beer is in the style of a pale ale and definitely has a promising aroma of hops when you flip that first cap.
The taste is crisp and refreshing, with citrus and floral notes on the nose and palette. The original hop aroma delivers on taste too. The brewing notes describing the addition of hops twice during the boiling process and a dry hopping process while fermenting. The bottle describes 'a truckload' and this load comes through in the beer.

Hanging In The Balance
The result is a beautifully balanced drop. It is sweet, for a beer, but not so sweet that it ruins the ale. A brilliant balance between sweet and bitter really bringing out the full flavour of the New Zealand sourced hops.

A little steep at $8 a bottle, but totally worthy of the price tag.

Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 bottle caps. Purchase whenever the chance presents itself. A new favourite.
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