Steam rail ‘Ghost of Eyre’ pale ale


Steam rail pale aleIf you were to see our first review of this brewery (the golden ale) we briefly wrote about our confusion over whether this brewery was contract brewed or not. A little deeper research uncovered a statement saying this brewery is contracted to brew beer for liquor land (an Australian bottle shop). That would explain a lot.

Anyway, onto the beer. Served in a shaker glass the transparent golden pour constructs a white 1 finger head that settled to a halo around the edge of the glass. Mild lace. To be honest, this pale ale hasn’t strayed far from the golden ale with the only difference being a touch of honey sweetness and a very mild grassy hop note. The same light floral scent with subtle stone fruits seem to be this breweries blanket attribute. Mouth feel is slightly oily with mild-moderate carbonation. Body is average and again, similar to the golden ale the flavour profile is missing in action. Upfront we detect a mild bitterness with a faint taste of grassy hops and grain that is monotonously carried all the way through to the finish. Way to one dimensional and utterly boring. 4.5% ABV. As far as pale ales go, this is one of the worst we’ve ever had. Completely lacking in all departments. Even for the cheap price we won’t be returning.