Saturday, 12 May 2012

Yakety Yak - Fat Yak Pale Ale

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 a 6-pack 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 nearly $18 from the local bottle shop, but totally worthy of the price tag.

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

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