What do the Aussies know about brewing Ale? On the basis of this beer it would seem quite alot. Based in Adelaide and founded by Thomas Cooper in 1862, with that surname beer must have been in his blood. This institute of Australian brewing has managed to survive the many hurdles that faced the industry during the 20th century not to mention the Australians thirst for the bland fizzy stuff. It should then be no suprise that this their flagship ale is one of definite quality.
This Pale Ale is bottled conditioned and can be poured clear or shook up and served cloudy. I did the latter. ABV 5.8%. Straw coloured gives a short lived head and has a near lager like fizz. The aroma is of roasted malt and citrus fruits. On the palate their is light fruitiness of apple and lemon and a lingering bready maltiness. Their is a satisfying bitter kick and a pleasant dry mouthfeel. This is perfect served slightly chilled on a hot day.