Holgate Brewhouse Mt Macedon Pale Ale (2022 On)

Style
Pale Ale
ABV
4.5%

There are few Australian beers that have been around as long as Holgate's Mt Macedon. Sure, the beer has evolved over the years since it debuted as one of the brewery's earliest releases – back when the brewery was still located in Paul and Natasha Holgate's home. As of spring 2022, it's followed a number of its stablemates into cans, while retaining the colours, feel and mountain vibes that have been there since time immemorial.

The canned version also features a couple of tweaks to the recipe: there's a touch of Carapils malt to lift the mouthfeel and a boosted dry-hop with the existing Amarillo and Cascade joined by Simcoe. The changes don't move the needle too far, however, with much there that will be familiar to fans: light citrus, peach and floral hop aromas sit alongside slightly sweet, lightly caramel-esque malts in what remains a session-minded pale ale of a kind that predates 2022's hazy fruit salad days.

James Smith

If you're reading this in time, you could try to win a case of the new look beer as we've got cases to give away to members of our beer club, The Crafty Cabal. Existing members can sign in here to enter, or you can grab one as a welcome gift here if you're quick!

Published September 14, 2022

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

Seven days: midday to late

Tours

Sat & Sun: 3pm
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