Australian-Style Pale Ale Style
- Color: Straw to medium amber
- Clarity: Yeast, chill and/or hop haze may be present in this style at low levels but are not essential
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Very low to medium
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Medium-low to medium-high, exhibiting attributes typical of modern Australian hop varieties such as tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit, and/or stone-fruit
- Perceived Bitterness: Low to medium-high
- Fermentation Characteristics: Very low to low fruity esters are acceptable but not essential.
- Body: Low to medium-low with a dry finish
- Additional notes: Overall impression is a well-integrated easy drinking, refreshing pale ale style with distinctive fruity Australian hop aromas and flavours. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels. DMS should not be present.
Australian-Style Pale Ale Vital Statistics
- Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.040-1.052 (10-13 °Plato)
- Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.006-1.010 (1.5-2.5 °Plato)
- Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.2%-4.7% (4.0%-6.0%)
- Bitterness (IBU) 15-40
- Color SRM (EBC) 3-9(6-18 EBC)
2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.
Credit: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines – Ale Styles – Other Origin Ale Styles – Australian-Style Pale Ale