Shelter's Red Ale is a simple exercise in balancing malt and hop to create an unassuming and refreshing ale. As simple as it may be, this steady offering is well made and has been a fan favourite over Shelter’s Busselton bar, hence finding its way into cans.
Shelter’s Red pours a burnt auburn hue with a lacy off-white head, and a subdued nose that features notes of grass, sweet maple, burnt toffee and a touch of citrus. On tasting, a moderate bitterness underpins malt flavours of biscuit and toffee, while lemon, grapefruit and piney hop character interplay nicely to provide a rounded, balanced ale. A lasting finish carries some bitterness, plus sticky pine and grapefruit rind.
When the weather cools each year, we see a slew of red ales hit the market; Shelter can rest assured their year-round interpretation of the style will hold up against the competition.