Endeavour True Vintage 2010 Reserve Pale Ale (24 x 330mL), NSW.
We've crafted this 2010 Vintage bottle-conditioned beer as a brightly coloured pale ale, straw yellow with a slightly golden hue.
Lime zest and lifted white floral Amarillo hop aromatics combine with Galaxy driven grapefruit, grassy and orange undertones.
Elegant palate with textural mouthfeel. Late season Pilsner, Munich and Crystal malt deliver spicy fruit that is balanced by a freshening minerality from a touch of wheat malt. Citrus and passionfruit acidity is complemented by a lightly spiced orange peel back palate that gives the beer persistent length.
Very fine and restrained but with complex citrus and floral characters. Bottle conditioned for complexity and longevity.
Perfect on it's own but will perfectly match salads and white meat dishes of seafood and chicken.
A true vintage brew - beer made only from ingredients sourced each year and intentionally made by a winemaker to reflect yearly variations. Sound like a pipe dream? Well the ground breaking Endeavour Beer is exactly that - a true vintage beer.
Bringing a background in viticulture to the world of brewing, Andy Stewart - a winemaker with 13 years experience - and the team at Endeavour have sought to combine the two arts of winemaking and brewing in order to create something unique for the Australian beer market. "I'd love to see beer made like wine, brewed to express the variations in ingredients from year to year," says Stewart.
Endeavour has launched two high quality, hand crafted ales created using the finest ingredients, all carefully selected from growing regions that experienced the best vintage conditions and presented the truest expression of variety and place. Whilst we don't have our own brewery yet, our recipes are our own and we hope one day to build our own beer 'estate'.
People's Choice Award, Australian Beer Festival 2010
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