Stone & Wood Pacific Ale


Stone and Wood Pacific Ale“Inspired by our home on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and brewed using all Australian barley, wheat and Galaxy hops, Pacific Ale is cloudy and golden with a big fruity aroma and a refreshing finish. After being dry hopped at the end of fermentation, our Pacific Ale is then drawn straight from the storage tank at the brewery into kegs and bottles. Drawing it from the tank and straight into a keg or bottle without filtering or pasteurising it means that the beer can be enjoyed at the pub or at home in the same condition as it is when we try it from the tank at the brewery … simply fresh.”

Served in to a shaker glass. Our eyes cast upon a cloudy straw-yellow appearance which reveals a certain milkiness when held against natural light. Capping it off is a nice 2 finger crown which reduced and retained to a firm layer over the top. Laced fairly well. The aroma is offering us a good dose of fruity hops and grainy malts. Wafts of tart lemon come forward thoroughly as hints of passion fruit and pineapple are a little more restrained. There is a slight dry/mustiness, a bit like a saison as we detect barnyard-like scents of hay, grains and subtle wheat notes. Quite nice, really summery on the nose. The mouth feel has a slight creaminess happening. Really light on with hardly any grip on the way down. Medium carbonation. Somewhat weaker and maltier on the palate as opposed to the aroma. A subtle bitterness tingles the tongue up on entry as a faint taste of lemon forms before the mid. Hints of straw and grainy malts carry forward and lead to a short, fruity finish. Not a lot in terms of flavour but what it has got is super session ability and the 4.4% ABV certainly accommodates for it. A good representation of a light Aussie ale. Not bad at all.