Beer review — Carlton and Matilda Bay

Carlton Dry Fusion 355ml 6-pack $15.99
Today’s reviews represent the style bookends of Foster’s brewing – appealing at one end to those who probably don’t like beer at all to those obsessed with it at the other end. To my taste, if Carlton Dry Fusion didn’t have the word ‘lager’ discretely placed on the label it  could pass as soft drink.

Matilda Bay Fat Yak Pale Ale 330ml 6-pack $19.99
Fat Yak bills itself as an American style pale ale – a genre potent in malt and hops. But it strikes me as a toned down version of Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale. It’s still intensely hoppy and complex, but perhaps doesn’t have the opulent malt of Alpha.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2009