The Prancing Ponies of the Adelaide Hills are no strangers to traditional Germany style beers, or indeed Germany, given owners Corinna and Frank grew up there. Hence a significant proportion of the beers they release – at least by Aussie standards – are lagers. Their new for spring 2021 core range offering, Pony Lager, keeps things simple, equally at home in the hands of a crafty type after a straightforward drinking experience and appealing to the drinker who prefers the mass-produced variety.
The uncomplicated Pony Lager was definitely meant for hot days and drinking in the sun: a helles style lager with a light to medium light body and light carbonation. There's a pleasant, clean crispness to it, added by a touch of spice from the traditional hops, while a soft, rounded, bready malt character with a drying, bread crust edge carries the spice and some floral aromas nicely. It's release is well timed, ahead of the heat and sessions of summer.
- 23 IBU