Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Endeavour 2010 Reserve Pale Ale (Australia)
Endeavour 2010 Reserve Pale Ale
A new beer on the Australian market, this beer has been created to rival some of the more flavour some west coast pale ales and beers that are increasingly gaining popularity.
Stated on the label - Super Alpha hops combined with Amarillo and Galaxy Hops are used along with Pilsner, Munich and Crystal malted barley with the intention of creating a subtle fruity balance with a slight bitterness.
On first pour quite a nice white head appears in the glass but does not last long. The colour is a golden slightly hazy with a little carbonation.
Certainly a pleasant citrus, florally nose when first poured, but on immediate tasting it is apparent there is not enough body; feeling fairly thin on the palate. A little acidity comes through with a hint of malt before a dry finish. If more malt was present there would be more body therefore probably more enjoyable.
This beer might be enjoyed with some light food or as a session beer but there is not enough "oomph" to enjoy for midweek drinking, it just feels too light.