If anymore proof were needed that Sean Symons' Whitelakes team won’t miss an opportunity to explore the scope, and versatility of lager, Amber Lager arrives right on cue for Oktoberfest celebrations. In line with a general lightening of malt profiles in the beer world, many modern festbiers can be viewed as forms of amplified helles, richer in character than the Munich originals yet retaining maximum drinkability – or, to put it another way, a perfect segue to the Australian summer.
The remarkable clarity of Whitelakes' offering entices, and acts as an introduction to the biscuity malt base that’s the hero. Caramel supports a sessionable rising bitterness as the palate dries, rendering a straightforwardness here that’s equally compelling and welcoming.
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Published October 5, 2021 2021-10-05 00:00:00