When it comes to overlooked beers, you can file Holgate’s Mt Macedon pale ale in the same category as Bridge Road’s Beechworth pale ale. Like the Beechie, if you told me a few years ago that I would one day be able to buy a Mt Macedon in my local mega bottle shop I would not have believed you.
But, in that hypothetical, you would have been right. I can now buy Mt Macedon in my local First Choice Liquor. But do I actually buy it? No, I don’t. In my quest for “New! New! New!” (BTW, I mean new beer and not Toohey’s New. As if I’d pick that beer over a Mt Macedon). On the occasion I am in First Choice I see this beer on the shelves but I never buy it. Sometimes I walk out empty-handed because there wasn’t anything “NEW!”
But this month I did walk out with a bottle. And I’m so glad I did because this beer is really good. It was really good when I last had it more than two years ago. And it’s still really good now. Great sweet toffee aromas and the flavour is a mix of citrus and toffee (while I doubt I’d eat toffee and a citrus fruit together, they combine well in this beer.
I’m filing this under “I really should drink this beer more often”.
Categories: Overlooked beers