Tasted Tuesday 8 September 2009. 330ml bottle, 4.5% Alc/Vol
There’s a bit of tongue in cheek with this beer. The label shows an old ship at the pier suggesting that this beer has been imported from some far away exotic land. In fact this beer is brewed at the Mildura Brewery and is very much a modern style, and fairly far away from the Hawthorn we all know!!
However, this beer is the perfect “session” Pale Ale. It is not going to blow your door wide open but a “few” could easily be knocked back in good company without needing to think about the beer too much.
It pours a clear golden orange with a creamy white head. There are some yeasty, spicy aromas with tropical fruits and a “burnt sugar” note. The palate is light to medium and quite refreshing. Malty, caramalised citrus rind, sweet spice and low bitterness and a smooth dry finish make this a pleasant all round beer. I must admit I was a little skeptical about this beer before trying it but since then it has often been my knock off beer.