Whitelakes Brewing XPL & Dark Lager

Style
Extra Pale Lager & Dark Lager
ABV
5.2% & 4.8%

Led by Sean Symons, Whitelakes’ near five-year pursuit of technical perfection is one that eschews opacity and aggressively hopped ales in favour of lager expressions. Drinkability and balance are paramount, as this duo can attest.

Their XPL picked up the Best Draught Lager trophy at the Perth Royal Beer Awards 2021. Its modern bottom ferment spin finds orange blossom, passionfruit and light biscuit malt aromas shifting to a lean, spritzy palate that carries a resinous touch. Late bitterness lingers cleanly, a reminder that not every hop bomb needs to be savage. Here, the tight execution is punchier than many may expect.

Which leaves Dark Lager to lean in for a warm embrace. Brewed with eight different malts, Sean describes it as “complicated beer, that’s refined and refreshing”. For its brooding visual emote, there’s a comforting meld of chocolate, creamy mocha and subtle roast, all of which closes crisply refreshing.

Guy Southern

Published June 18, 2021

Name
Whitelakes Brewing
Address

1441 Mandurah Road
Baldivis
WA 6171

Phone
(08) 95242012
Open Hours

Friday: 4pm to 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am to 10pm
At other times, you can visit the Vernon Arms across the road

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