Holgate Brewhouse Double Decade Double-Hopped Mt Macedon Pale Ale

Style
Double Hopped Pale Ale
ABV
5.8%

As names go, Double Decade Double-Hopped Mt Macedon Pale Ale doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but does it travel better the other way? It's the fourth in the series of releases brewed by Holgate to mark their first 20 years in operation, following beefed up versions of their ESB, Stout and White Ale, and the one timed to be released as the double decade ticks over.

It's not double the size, weighing in at a strong pale ale-esque 5.8 percent ABV, and doesn't pack double the punch either. Instead, it appears to be more a case of enhancing the beer's flavour and aroma without impacting its sessionability and that, for the most part, means delivering more hoppiness. From within the faintly hazy copper liquid you'll likely pick up light, sherbety citrus, red berry and melon aromas, and even some Wrigley's Juicy Fruits gum character atop the gentle malt sweetness too.

Bitterness is restrained and it's pretty lightfooted and easy-drinking. So, yes, it does travel over your tongue better than it rolls off it.

James Smith

Published October 8, 2019

Name
Holgate Brewhouse
Address

79 High Street
Woodend
VIC 3442

Phone
Hotel, Bar and Restaurant: (03) 5427 2510 Brewery Sales: (03) 54 273 522
Open Hours

PUB:
Mon: 2pm til late (Mon Public Holidays ' midday til late) Tues to Sun: midday til late
TAPROOM:
11am to 5pm daily

Tours

Sat & Sun: 3pm
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