01 October 2010
Fat Yak Pale Ale...
The Fat Yak Pale Ale is an Australian Pale Ale and it is produced by the Matilda Bay Brewing company. Matilda Bay is based over in Western Australia. However, the Fat Yak is produced in their Dandenong, Victoria, operation.
The beer is a reasonable 4.7% alcohol volume (or the equivalent of 1.3 standard drinks) and the bottle encourages the holder to enjoy it responsibly. I am enjoying it responsibly, and I could probably enjoy it responsibly over and over and over again.
The beer does not drink like it is loaded with hops, which is kind of surprising considering that the label says that it is loaded with the stuff. Yet, it did have noticeable hops and malt flavours. I really do need to drink more and learn more. The flavours were a little bit of a mish-mash for me. There were noticeable caramel-malt flavours. Also, there was some citrus flavours combined with a fruity aftertaste, passionfruit, I think.
I enjoyed the Fat Yak. I would have no qualms about drinking it again.