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One of my favourite things to do is observe/ask what the locals are drinking. Their table wines and beers are usually delicious and cheap (99% of the time cos they buy from within their country).trying new beers with new food in interesting places is one of the best things in life. your on holidays so theres not a worry in the world. they always taste good.
I don't know how that brewery still exists tbh.
I don't know what they were aiming for with this beer but it's not good. Has a big ABV kind of taste to it but isn't.
I actually really enjoy the Balter XPA as a session ale. Their Hazy IPA which was super limited was ridiculously delicious.I don't know how that brewery still exists tbh.
I see it only in a few select independents in Melbourne and occasionally on tap. I never see anyone buy either. They're really expensive and the lineup seems pretty generic, these days you really have to be pushing the envelope with unique beers if you want that MO. Ultimately they aren't a well known, trusted label and they're not cheap nor high in alcohol.
I remember one year a pub we were at for the 2016 Granny had free pots of their Footscray Ale every quarter until the first Bullies goal. And kegs on kegs for free after they won. It was free piss so that was great, but it was a bog average beer. Unremarkable. If you're a craft beer, you need to be passing the 'would I drink this over a Coopers off tap?' test and this one (and heaps of others) fail.
XPA is the worst beer category though. Shit off tap as well. Light yellow colour, no head, some vaguely fruity nose, but no real taste. They seem susceptible to having a real suddsy taste too.
That Balter really sums it up for me – it's just a generic beer. XPA I think cons people because many assume the X has connotations of higher alcohol percentage or a stronger taste. In essence it's extra pale. Lighter, lesser everything than a normal pale ale.I actually really enjoy the Balter XPA as a session ale. Their Hazy IPA which was super limited was ridiculously delicious.
This is something that can really piss me off about craft beers – this inconsistency between batches and brews and even from one can to another. If you're paying an absolute premium price, you shouldn't have to basically take a gamble on how good it will be.lol i had the last can of my belching beavers (as above) last night and when i got to the bottom there was like a congealed lump. nearly lost my dinner.