156. Moo Brew Pale Ale

Posted: September 9, 2012 in Australian ales
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Moo Brew Pale Ale

Company info:
Moo Brew

‘Brewed at Moorilla’
Berriedale, T.A.S


Bottle size sampled: 330ml

Alcohol: 4.9%
Standard drinks: 1.3

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for $TBC AU

Label info: ‘This American style Pale Ale represents the quintessential microbrewery beer. Traditional Pale Ale styles are fused together to give a pungent floral and citrus aroma, with a complex malt palate and pleasant late bitterness.
Moo Brew contains no additives or preservatives and not pasteurised. Store cold, drink fresh and enjoy’

What the label really means: I’m going to re-post exactly what I said when I reviewed Moo Brew Dark Ale as it’s just as apt here: ‘This is a well devised beer description that reads as though it is a brew that strives towards excellence. I like the cheeky addition of the ‘not pasteurised’ line, ensuring we know that the brewers don’t take themselves too seriously’.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: I know I’m cheating this week, but I’m also going to copy a little of what I said for Moo Brew’s label design: ‘Amazing. Not only is this one of the coolest shaped beer bottles I have ever seen, the label just reeks of absolute class and sophistication with a genuinely fun spirit….Moo Brew have created a label and bottle design that not only looks cool, and holds beautifully, but is one that you’d be proud to hold’.
Once again Moo Brew bring us an artwork from artist John Kelly. this one is called ‘Dark Rainbow’ (2005). It depicts a dark arch portrayed against a backdrop of dark storm clouds and a dark landscape. It’s a simple design but seems to work so well here.

I give it a label rating of 8.5 out of 10.

AROMA:  Mellow, soft, fruity flavours.

Taste: GLASS – Very smooth with a slight fruitiness that takes the edge off a delicious back of mouth bitterness. It tastes refined and crisp, a beer that has been made with absolute love and affection.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 8 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – Just as great from the bottle, Moo Brew Pale Ale is a beer to sit and savour. It’s clean, it’s crisp, and it’s damned enjoyable. Hop on board folks, the Moo Brew express is well and truly launched.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 8 out of 10.

Accompanying food: BBQ’d pork, beef, or lamb…I can’t decide. So long as it’s marinated in a delicious sauce, all is swell.

Best season to appreciate: A Summer arvo session brew

All-nighter beer? Most definitely…I’d drink this till the cows came home.


  1. […] means: I’m going to re-post exactly what I said when I reviewed Moo Brew Dark Ale (and then Moo Brew Pale Ale) as it’s just as apt here: ‘This is a well devised beer description that reads as […]


  2. radiosnivins says:

    I test guzzled this stuff behind The Lazy Chopstick Chinese Restaurant in Upper Ferntree Gully this morning, next door to The Arthole art supplies shop, which was fortuitous, because when it came to draw a colour box for it in my foozling diary – my beer rating system is colour based – I was able to duck in and swipe a Derwent especially for the job. Its lead was beige. Yer, I found Moo Brew Pale Ale to be beige. It was neither good nor bad. It didn’t offend me. It wasn’t a flatterer. It was beige. The one thing that stood out about it was the price – 4 @ $23, 24 @ $110. Only a dictator or a plumber could afford to whiffle away a weekend on it. So, in conclusion, just once, I’d like to see a beer come in a jar.


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