Saturday, December 28, 2013

Boatrock Smash - Australia - 21/12/13

The low down:
Golden ales seem to be the new trend among microbreweries in Australia, and this one is officially called a new world hop ale, but I know a golden when I drink it. This is a spectacular offering from Melbourne.

Malty and fruity are the flavours of the day but the real surprise is the good tinge of hops and honey at the end. Throwing the RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) to the wind, Boatrocker themselves say that this beer is designed to be smashed any time of the day. So does that include 8AM before taking the kids to school?

These guys are brand new to the craft scene this year, but I expect great things from them.

Packaging: 7/10
Lightning bolt, Lightning bolt! What you guys don't LARP?
Refreshment: 8/10
Golden ale goodness. Light carbonation, and a honey finish on the hops makes this very sessionable.
Flavour 8/10:
Flavour filled and I can't wait for their specialty brews.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
4.4%. A little on the light side, but this is likely to be a session beer, so probably not a terrible idea.
Price: 8/10
$5.50 Remember this is their first year in business. There's a lot of cost that goes into setting up a new brewery. Reasonable.
Total: 36/50

There will be many more experiences at the Boatrocker brewery. Currently they also have an IPA and a pale ale, but a couple more coming soon. Watch this space, and in the meantime enjoy this with some tacos.