A strong, pale, dry ale with a delicate malt aroma

and flavour, matched with light citrus and pine

aroma from Australian Cascade hops.

An Australian-style, sessionable, extra pale ale.

Clean and crisp, with a sweet, nutty maltiness from

Australian malt delicately balancing the Cascade hops

giving it a floral, citrus aroma.

O.G. 8.0°P – F.G. 1.4°P IBU:21.5 EBC:6.5

Keep cold and drink fresh

Aroma: Low to medium-low malt aroma, which can be grainy-malty or slightly corny-sweet. Hop aroma may range from very low to a medium, spicy or floral hop presence. While a clean fermentation profile is generally most desirable, low levels of yeast character (such as a light apple fruitiness) are not a fault. Light amounts of DMS are not a fault.

Appearance: Pale straw to gold color. White, frothy head may not be long lasting. Very clear.

Flavor: Low to moderate levels of grainy-malt flavor, with a crisp, dry, well-attenuated finish. The grain character can be somewhat neutral, or show a light bready-crackery quality or a touch of corny or malty sweetness. Hop flavor ranges from none to medium levels, and often showing a floral, spicy, or herbal character if detected. Hop bitterness at medium-low to medium level. Balance may vary from slightly malty to slightly bitter, but is relatively close to even. High levels of carbonation and sometimes minerals in the water may accentuate the crispness of the dry finish. Neutral, drying aftertaste with light malt and sometimes hop flavors. Light amounts of DMS are not a fault.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Moderately-high to highly carbonated. Can have a slight carbonic bite on the tongue.

Overall Impression: A highly-attenuated pale lager without strong flavors, typically well-balanced and highly carbonated. Served cold, it is refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Comments: International lagers tend to have fewer adjuncts than standard American lagers. They may be all-malt, although strong flavors are still a fault. A broad category of international mass-market lagers ranging from up-scale American lagers to the typical “import” or “green bottle” international beers found in America and many export markets. Often confusingly labeled as a “Pilsner.” Any skunkiness in commercial beers from being lightstruck in a green bottle is a mishandling fault, not a characteristic of the style.

History: In the United States, developed as a premium version of the standard American lager, with a similar history. Outside the United States, developed either as an imitation of American style lagers, or as a more accessible (and often drier and less bitter) version of a Pilsner-type beer. Often heavily marketed and exported by large industrial or multi-national breweries.

Characteristic Ingredients: Two- or six-row barley. May use rice, corn, or sugar as adjuncts, or may be all malt.

Style Comparison: Generally more bitter and filling than American lager. Less hoppy and bitter than a German Pils. Less body, malt flavor, and hop character than a Czech Pilsner.

Vital Statistics:

OG: 1.042 – 1.050

IBUs: 18 – 25

FG: 1.008 – 1.012

SRM: 2 – 6

ABV: 4.6 – 6.0%

Commercial Examples: Heineken, Corona Extra, Asahi Super Dry, Full Sail Session Premium Lager, Birra Moretti, Red Stripe, Singha, Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager

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Monty Brewing Co. - Range View Hotel Opening Late 2019
10481 New England Highway Highfields,Queensland 4352 Australia
Monty Brewing Co - Production Brewery
12 Sportsman Drive Highfields, Queensland  4352 Australia
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