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Boneyard Golden Ale

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Brewed by Boneyard Brewing
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Boneyard Brewing is launching with a gorgeous hop-driven golden ale. Aptly named Golden Ale, this perky little fellow is bright, lively and delicious. Think stone fruit, citrus and grape aromas with a nice hit of bitterness for good measure. If it were a person, it’s the kind you could take it to your cousin’s wedding in lieu of a date – it will charm your best friend, do the chicken dance with your parents, keep you smiling all night long and look damn good in the photos. Try it with seafood dishes, particularly those with a good spice character. The sweetness and brightness of the beer also works wonderfully with mild meat dishes like beef carpaccio, and the hoppy characteristics are ideal for cutting through fried food – try cauliflower pakoras or crispy school prawns. The perfect match? Well it has to be Singapore Black Pepper Crab. The sweetness of the crab meat with that spicy hit of pepper just sings when you put it together with the beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (526) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazy gold with a thin white head and light carbonation. Aromas of lemon, peaches, pine and flowers. Taste is more robust than expected, with a firm grapefruit and lemon zest bitterness dominating. Finishes fairly cleanly with a touch of pepper. Zesty citrus aftertaste. Pretty good golden ale that strays into IPA territory.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
whoisghost (61) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
Beautiful golden colour, huge head with good lace. Smells of fresh citrus and grapefruit - tastes of grapefruit. Palate is disappointingly thin and a little over carbonated.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
Bloody hell - this is brilliant - distinctly grapefruit - mouth wateringly so - makes me want to drink this fast - little bit of malt impact in the aftertaste which suits me to a tee. Fan-fuckin-tastic, Drunk on a hot evening by a thirsty fellow.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (204) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2014
There’s a hint of the Pacific Ale about this one, with pleasant tropical fruit aromas but a more significant hop presence in the mouth. The only critcism is that the malt is a little mild for a Golden Ale and the palate a little thin. Very nice Summer ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
This is a very good golden ale although not sure it’s a 3.76 average. Plenty of orange and citrus early, particularly in the aromas, but these fruits quickly turn bitter and hoppy in the mouth. Hop treatment is very classy; sharp and well defined. Excellent presence for a sub 5% beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (354) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
Tap at Mane Liquor. Pours a clear straw colour with a fluffy 2cm of head. Stone and tropical fruit hop aroma, grapefruit quite present. Nice bitter hop flavour with a touch of light caramel malt. Super hoppy and bitter for a golden, nice crisp finish. Awesome brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2407) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
Easily a contender for Oz’s best beer in my opinion, this little gem from Bone yard just had me wanting more and more. From its sunny pastel yellow body rises a laxing yet tight pad of white. A fin lace left in its wake. Aroma is just bursting with fresh ripe fruit such as tangerines and nectarines, bitter blood orange and cantaloupe, Chenin Blanc wine and a little peach - lovely, fragrant, seductive. Dipping right in it is juicy, supple and fruity fresh on the palate continuing on from that engrossing aroma. Boldly and assertively bitter, herbaceous and lasting in the finish with a drenching amount of fruit sinking in on the tongue and holding there for so, so long. This is wonderfully balanced between bitter, sweet and sour with an undertow of soft malts. Whilst the carbonation is quite low it still manages to dance well. It edges being vinous but is controlled under a bucket load of artistically utilised hops. I love it, I need more of it. Doesn’t get much better than this!! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (371) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2013
Hazy yellow golden colour, small head. Smells tropical fruit and flowers. Tastes.. fruity, grapefruit & tasty malt. Nice bitterness, a super nice summer beer, gratefully consumed in Perth heat @ clancy’s fish bar, city beach.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3383) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
330ml bottle from Slow Beer. Very murky and hazy wen poured into the glass. Pours the colour of honey and has a decent sized head of white foam. Sultana grapes in the aroma along with peach and nectarine. Pleasing in the nose and in the mouth with very little bitterness and a soapy aftertaste left on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
Medium head misty gold pour medium carbonation aromas tropical fruit passionfruit grapefruit pine honey malt flavours medium bitter grapefruit passionfruit pineapple peach sweet malt honey the finish well flavoured the ale hops are bright sweet malt and lasting bitter good


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