“King Street Pale is our go to session beer of choice. Comfortable in its own skin. Full of flavour, just enough hop and crisp balancing malt. Not too heavy, not too light. Quietly confident. Peak drinkability.”
Appearance: Bold amber with full transparency. It builds a massive four finger head which takes ages to reduce. Thick blotchy lace clings as it ebbs.
Aroma: Very basic. Don’t know the hop bill but it has an all Australian feel to it – very mild fruits i.e melon, honeydew and orange blossom, floral notes and grassy herbs with a semi sweet grainy malt structure. We’re picking up a hint of burnt plastic which isn’t too pleasant. Pretty average aroma to be honest.
Flavour: Very earthy, gritty and herbal. Has that very subtle touch of sulphur we sometimes get from mass produced lagers. Some hints of cabbage, grainy malts, honey and florals leading to a mild dry finish with faint earthy hops on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and fairly light on. Mild-moderate body. Co2 is on point. 4.7% ABV is well placed for the style.
Overall: Was not expecting that! It has this really cheap mass produced quality to it which is really unlike Shawn & Co. Yikes that’s an absolute Barry Crocker.