Monday, 21 May 2012
Red Oak Organic Pale Ale (Australia)
Red Oak Organic Pale Ale
Red Oak Brewery
Red Oak Brewery is a Sydney based brewery that is doing some good things. It now has it's own Boutique Beer Cafe where you can taste some of it's many fine beers.
The man behind the enterprise is David Hollyoaks, who has reportedly been brewing since the age of 14 years old. "David's brewing successes have been amazing. He has achieved in a short space of time what some brewers spend a lifetime aspiring to. He won 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at the World Beer Cup, USA 2006-2010 which now takes Australia's total tally of gold medals to nine (9) in the history of the competition - of which David proudly holds 3 of them. He also won the Grand Champion Trophy at AIBA 2006 for the highest scoring beer judged against 974 other beers. He has won a Silver & 4 Bronze medals at the European Beer Star, Nurnberg, Germany 2007-2009. Redoak won 'Champion Small Brewery' at AIBA 2008. David is without doubt proving that he is a 'world class' brewer".
The Organic Pale Ale is one of many great drops that this brewery produces.
Immediately there is a honey, yeasty aroma on the nose. A golden, cloudy liquid is poured with an attractive white head. Some good flavours are present, maybe a little light on flavour for me but there is certainly some bitterness which is good. On the whole a good medium bodied beer.