When the call went out from the 2012 Great Australasian Beer Spectapular for breweries to come up with a brand new beer for the event, a few decided to use it as an opportunity to try out something new for their full time range. And that was the case with Hobart's Moo, who came up with the Belgo. As you'd expect from the name it's a Belgian style ale: a bright, golden pale ale. There's a sweet aroma with a hint of vanilla and some fruity US hops, and a taste that's aromatic yet drier than you might expect. And as ever with Moo's beers, it's tight and balanced, even allowing for the Belgian complexity. NB If you went to GABS and don't recall a Belgo, it was called Cowboy for the event after the John Kelly artwork that appears on the bottle; it's the last of the Kelly artworks destined for a Moo label, so may well be the last addition to their year round range too.
- Belgian Pale