Beer review – 4 Pines Brewing Company and Hills Cider Company

4 Pines Brewing Company Pale Ale 330ml 6-pack $20
“Pale ale” generally indicates a beer based either on the mild British style or the rich, malty–hoppy American style. However, 4 Pines goes its own way with its deep-amber coloured ale. Pungent, tropical-fruit-like hops aromas and flavours pair with a smooth, malty palate, lightened slightly by the use of wheat malt.

Hills Cider Company Apple and Ginger Cider 330 ml
Hills Cider Company describe this cider as a “hybrid”, made from “fresh Adelaide Hills apples with hand-selected Queensland ginger”. The combination delivers thrilling flavours of racy apple and piquant ginger, with a dry, refreshing finish. Owners Steve Dorman and Tobias Kline say they use no concentrate, sugar or water, just fresh ingredients.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2014
First published:

  • 11 November 2014 in
  • 12 November 2014 in the Canberra Times