Byron bay brewing co. Pale lager


image“Cane sugar is added to the kettle, resulting in this refreshing low-carb lager. Easy drinking but also with a fruity taste character, partly achieved by the use of the citrus-like New Zealand hop, Motueka.”

Here we have another brewery that, like Matilda bay brewery, has sold out to a bigger parent company (CUB). Shame. Anyway, we served this in a lager glass. The ever so slightly hazy golden pour struggles to produce the meagre 1/2 inches of white foam. Good head retention though. Laced well. The aroma is quite malt-forward with an emphasis on earthy and grainy malts. We dig the use of Kiwi Motueka hops which is offering a muted, yet nice citrus fruity character. The Mouth feel is smooth as silk with mild-medium carbonation. Moderate body. The flavour doesn’t offer much, malty with a very mild hop bitterness throughout. Hints of grain and light citrus notes provide a short, soft bitter finish. 4.8% ABV is on par for a standard Aussie lager. Really bland and nothing exciting going on. Just a clean, sessional beer.