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Beer – #658 – Brew Mountain – Pale Pat Supreme

This week the BeerJerkNZ Beer Club beer of the week is a Golden Ale. Punchy beers, punching a number, punch the air music and punch at a party.

The balance of this beer is pure class.

This is the almost pint sized 500ml bottle, and it is apparently some 150 IBU things. This is a 4.6% ABV beer, making it 138 calories a serve size and 1.8 standard drink units in the bottle. I’m going out on a limb and saying 150 IBU is a mistake, that would be really bitter.

Brewed for Brew Mountain  at the Beer Fountain in Auckland, in the style that is  of a  Golden Ale/Blond Ale and they are in the shadow of the mountain in New Plymouth, New Zealand

… well balanced golden ale, delicate citrus hop character

Luke said this : The malt and hop are really gentle yet obvious, big and satisfying. The balance is incredible. It comes across as having plenty of hop flavour, but delivered in a delicate balanced marriage with the malt. Absolute finesse.

Pale Pat Supreme was brewed in honour of the late Pat Ryan, one of New Zealand’s greatest

Supreme is how I feel

Supreme is how I feel

boxers and a 1972 Olympian. Unlike Pat it doesn’t pack a huge hop punch but rather finds a subtle balance between plentiful hops flavour and a full yet gentle malt profile. New Zealand’s finest malted barley and a combination of New Zealand and American hops come together to create this delightful golden ale. Tropical fruit and grapefruit aromatics, a full malty body and a crisp, clean finish make this the perfect drop to drink in the shadow of the mountain or, as the label notes, by the sea.

Very drinkable this beer is best served cool.

So what could possibly go wrong?

Bright and hoppy on opening a real burst of tropical fruit aroma and a decent hiss of carbonation. Get in!

Lovely yellow golden pour with a fantastic head, the tropical aroma bursts aloud.

Pale PatFirst sup is a mouthful of tropical and fruits and a wash of bubbles to a sharp but short finish, and then a lovely lingering of the fruits. I didn’t think though that there was enough malt in this, the carbonation left to do all the carry.

I quite like the tropical and fruits that this has in abundance, it makes it a very refreshing and worthy beer to drink.

Almost creamy in taste. Very attractive in the glass nice colour, lovely lacing and the head is quite persistent.  A fine delivery.

Not sure though that the style is a current thing I’m not sure it delivers what the craft brew explorer might be looking for but I’m sure the style suits session beers and nights out, it’d be a lovely beer to eat food by.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. Another very good beer from the #BeerJerkNZ beer club, pulling beers from hither and yon. I like this as a drinking beer that would go well in the sun, lazy, doing nothing, or later at a party to keep you entertained between party snacks. Punches above its weight and that is never a bad thing.

The double dip review

  • Am I enjoying it? I am, it is very crisp and bright.
  • Would I have another? I could easily go a few this is not hard to enjoy.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I would, great back-story and a lovely take on perhaps an unfashionable style of beers. It is like a punch bowl of flavours, it should have a wider appeal.

Music for this, some Shoegaze  ” Observer Drift ” have an album ” Echolocation” that I was listening to on the Spotify.  Observer Drift is an American project started in 2011 by musician from Minneapolis – this is “I have your back”


There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional “Canadian Ale”, an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs – a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up – very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American


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