Burnbrae Mudgee 548 Pale Ale 330ml $4
Mudgee’s Burnbrae joins a growing number of wineries offering beer at cellar door. In this case it’s a contract brewed three-per cent alcohol pale ale style – light lemon coloured, lively and zesty with a herbal, tangy-bitter hoppy finish. It’s a delicate, light bodied aperitif style. Available at the cellar door.
Young’s Special London Ale 500ml $7.60
This is a strong (6.4% alcohol), bottle-conditioned English-brewed ale, with an attractive deep gold-amber colour, abundant head and a complex malty/hoppy aroma. The palate’s richly malty with assertive hops flavour, lingering bitterness and strong alcoholic lift. It’s an interesting sipping beer for cool evenings – not one for dowsing a thirst.
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