Barons Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Australian Independent Brewers

Style: Amber Ale
Woollahra, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewed for Barons Brewing by AIB

The first beer released is the Wattle Seed Ale, which starts with a blend of Australian and European malts, creating a rich flavour base of caramel with a hint of chocolate. The smooth malt flavours are lightly hopped and then infused with roasted Wattle Seed, bringing a unique and authentic Australian flavour to this fine red ale. The result is an outstanding ale that boasts a smooth taste profile balancing its robust character, an ultimately rewarding yet distinctive beer. Native Range. Formerly Barons Black Wattle Superior Wattle Seed Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2558) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Nice clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet ? nose. Flavor is caramel and nutty, I have no idea what wattle tastes like. $1.83 for a 330ml bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Delightfully malty, smooth, even, refreshing. Another quality brew from Barons. Superior. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Nice head, big malty aroma (slightly sour); very sweet up front with a definite chocolate/coffee flavor; creamy mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2565) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2007
a bit slick with this nice malty with a cherry brandy hint of a brew. different and enjoyable i found this to be interesting. dark and revealing a classic gentlemans taste of beer. surely the scores are too low as of yet and no doubt thet will go higher. the sale is the versatility. great cigar and steakhouse beer. yet, you could sit down with a 20 oz or a pint and just enjoy the quality taste and mellow sophistication that is of genuine character... period

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2007
On Tap @ Hop Devil Grill NYC, 8/11/07. Pours dark amber with a half finger tan head. The nose was sweet with a bit of malt. The taste was sweet and malty with a bit of an odd veg taste. Very smooth palate, overall tasty and extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Tap @ Croxley Ales, Rockville Centre, NY. Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is heavy dark chocolate with malt characteristics as well. Taste is chocolate up front dissolving into a delightful mix of caramel, toffee, nuts, and malt. I liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2008
12oz Bottle. Heavy earth and brown bread aroma. Particularly interesting waft of caramels, toasted oat bread, and ginger. Nice. Crystal clear red-tinted amber pour, with a voluminous fine soapy head. Right on the tongue it comes as a little watered down. There’s a hazlenut paste and almond cream sensation that rises from both the seed and the malt. Again, a bit thin. Alcohols percolate to the nostrils. Malt lies a little flat. Light spice, wood, and general raw grain dust. Very clean, with an interesting, good flavor. Not overly complex or deep, but tasty. Thanks Sean for the opportunity to try a new flavor!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
(Bottle) Courtesy of Oakes. Pours a ruby-brown body with a dissipated, white head. Nose of mild fig. Good malt texture, mild sweetness in finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Personal Milestone: My First Wattle Seed Ale Rating (out of 4040)!!!!!
My dictionary informs me that a Wattle is an Australian Acacia. Never had an Acacia seed before, either, that I’m aware of. The body’s a deep copper color and it’s capped by a modest ecru head. The aroma holds some caramel, a bit of dry chocolate, and corncob. Very smooth with a thick wheaty creaminess. The flavor has a tad more chocolate and a very light mint taste that lasts long into the finish. Pretty decent. I think I’ll plant a Wattle in my yard.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle: A nice mahogany ruby color, thin head and nice lacing. Nose of juicy caramel and a spicy nutty character that’s bit like special b or weird hops. The flavor has a rich full body, ample melanoidins and a nutty puffed amaranth with molasses note in the middle. Fun beer, nutty; would make a wicked amber.

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