Mornington Peninsula Falconer's Amber

Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Tribe)

Published May 24, 2011

We await being shot down by a disgruntled brewer somewhere telling us we're wrong, but we believe this is a hoppy first for a commercial brew in Australia. Mornington Peninsula's latest beer takes its name from the Falconer's Flight hop pellet developed in tribute to US brewing legend Glen Falconer, a man who plied his trade at Rogue and Wild Duck in his time, winning back to back golds at the Great American Beer Festival in 2002 and 2003. Released in December 2010, it's actually a blend of several US hops - including Citra, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace and several other experimental varieties - designed to create the characteristics of a typical Northwest US IPA, the beer that inspired many of the Aussie IPAs you know and love. Here, however, brewer AG has created an American amber ale, which he says has "a pillowy off white head, aromas of jam preserve and tropical fruits, a malty palate, moderate carbonation and notes of biscuit and burnt toffee" with "a final citrus flourish".

Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Tribe)
(03) 5976 3663