Mash Pale Ale

Mash Brewing Pale Ale

It is a great session here at Mash Brewing in the Swan Valley.   I had a Little Creatures Pale Ale earlier on, and a few minutes ago we had the wheat beer here at Mash, and now moving on to the Pale Ale.

  • The colour is Amber, Brilliant, weakest head of the day, but still not bad.
  • Intense Citrus aroma (4/5), sharp (4/5), impression 4/5 overall
  • Intense floral flavour, like sucking on flower petals (4/5) sweet, overall 4/5
  • Slick mouthfeel, body 4/5 and carbonation 4/5
  • Finish length 4/5, intesnsity 4/5 and surprisingly bitter.

General Impression
Craftsmanship: 5/5, Freshness 5/5,

Personal Taste, A respectable 4.3/5 (G3)

This beer is really smooth drinking at G3.  Also, this is a good place, and the pours are good.  I could drink these all night.

Mash Wunderbier, Swan Valley, Australia

Mash Brewery "Wunderbier"

The Mash Wunderbier was a tribute to Oktoberfest, and the great beers of Bavaria.  With its brilliant copper look, I would have guessed it was a Pale Ale.

However, the bartender assured me that the kegs were not mixed up, and the correct beer was exiting the tap and hitting my glass (and my stomach).

Looking at the photo, you can see why I didn’t really care.  I couldn’t wait for this cold one to hit my lips.

  • Colour, Copper, brilliant, head 4/5
  • Chocolate Aroma with a 3/5 intensity, on the sweet side (2/5) impression is a 4/5
  • Flavour of caramel, intensity of 4/5, sweetness 2/5, Impression 4/5
  • Body 2/5, Carbonation 3/5

Mash Brewery, November 2009
Overall Rating: 4/5 (G4)

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Mash Brewery “Haze” Wheat Beer

Mash Brewery "Haze" Weissbier

It was a bout an hour’s drive from the Perth to visit the Swan Valley’s Mash Brewery.  This is a great place to drink, as every beer is preservative free.  Every beer lover in Western Australia should visit this oasis.  The Australian wineries are a huge tourist attraction, and the breweries are following suit.  This is a great place to hang out and have a few.

Of course I started with the “Haze” Wheat Beer.

Appearance: Straw colour; cloudy 4/5, persistent head 5/5

Aroma: Floral; Intensity 3/5, Very sweet (1/5) ; 4/5 overall

Flavour: Flower, fruit, Apricot, Intensity 4/5 (intense for a hef); balance sweet (0-1/5); Impression is 4/5

Mouthfeel: Creamy, 5/5 Body, 4/5 Carbonation.

Finish: Bready Doughy aftertaste. Disappointing corny finish, lenght 4/5, intensity 4/5, sweet-bitter=1/5

Craftsmanship: 4/5
Freshness 5/5
Personal Taste 4/5

Slightly campy at the end, butdrinkable and interesting at the start. Extra points for being preservative-free pioneers in a preservative loving region. The sweetness is over the top, like dried apricots, but hey, they probably meant to do that. Top marks.

Mash Brewery, Swan Valley, Perth, Australia