McLaren Vale Dry Wins Gold

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Vale Dry from the McLaren Vale Beer Company has recently won a gold medal to call its own at the 2011 International Beer Challenge in London – one of only two Australian brews to win gold.

Head Brewer Jeff Wright said the McLaren Vale team was elated with the win: “We love Vale Dry, we know our fans appreciate it, and now to have a panel of international judges tasting over two days and then awarding it gold is very satisfying indeed,” Jeff said.

The International Beer Challenge has been held annually for the past 15 years with the judging panel made up of beer aficionados, drinks journalists and category experts. A total of 25 gold medals, 64 silvers and 127 bronzes were awarded globally.

The McLaren Vale Dry is now in the running to be judged the world’s best beer with trophy winners and the overall winner of the International Beer Challenge to be announced at an awards ceremony in London on September 12.

The McLaren Vale Beer Company’s range is steadily expanding with Vale Ale, Vale IPA, Vale Dry with a forth brew Vale Dark set to be launched next week.

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McLaren Vale Ale, 4.5% Alcohol – South Australia

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Ever since i got this beer, i have been busting to taste it, unfortunately though it had to wait a couple of weeks. Still as they say good things come to those who wait and this beer didn’t disappoint.
Once in a glass this brew presented itself as lightly carbonated, bright gold in colour, with a loosely packed head which quickly died down to a scant covering over the liquid.
The aroma exhibits citrus notes and really gives away the presence of cascade hops. The taste of this beer is extra clean, slightly sweet with citrus, floral notes and an almost non-existent aftertaste.

Verdict: This beer was made for a hot summers day, ultra smooth you could drink these all day with out growing tired of the taste.

Rating: 7.2 / 10

Link: Vale Ale

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