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Brewed by Boneyard Brewing
Style: Mild Ale
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 87   ABV: 2.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Boneyard Red Ale was conceived during service at our restaurant (and spiritual home) Josie Bones. Customers would regularly ask for a light beer with flavour – and in lieu of many other options we realised that we’d just have to brew one. Inspired by American Amber Ales (a style that works beautifully with our pork-centric menu) but with the balance and drinkability of an English Dark Mild. Six malts contribute a rich malt aroma (biscuit, bread crust, hazlenut) while new world hops add fruitiness (mandarin, pine, apricot) and a mild bitterness. It’s the craft beer drinkers mid-strength.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
On tap at Newstead Brewing 1801014. Fair bit of maltiness and nuttiness going on with this one. Amber red in colour with a good off white head. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3283) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2014
Medium sized creamy head deep misty red brown pour strong carbonation aromas pine citrus coffee caramel marmalade grain malt the flavours pine grapefruit toffee marmalade taste grain malt medium bitter on palate some great tastes for this low alcohol beer it is lemon marmalade a light crisp note apricot in there the finish good body the best note of this ale hops rich malts pine and bitter finish on the palate very enjoyable ale

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (545) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer. Murky amber-brown, off-white head, amazing aromas and flavours for such a low strength beer, toasty, biscuity malts, apricot/peach/grapefruit hops, nice resiny bitterness, medium body, thin texture, medium bitterness, long bitter finish. Amazing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinhol (284) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
330 mil bottle from low buy Lilydale hoppy aroma deep red in colour tan head nice hoppy taste with well balanced malt with low abv very good ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrPlow (11) - - MAR 8, 2014
Fantastic flavor for a light beer. Deep red in color. Amazing balance of malt and hops. Would be interesting to drink as a full strength beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
Appearance-wise it wasn’t the most inviting of beers. Dull, muddy chestnut with little head retention and minimal carbonation. Deeply piney, woody and chocolaty nose hinting at roasted carob bean and milk chocolate icecream. Extremely woody on the palate and into the aftertaste. Mildly bitter peak at the back is more malt than hop and with dusty, peppery spices and a smoky phenolic edge. Featherweight body was expected and the carbonation is very soft. Roasted almonds and hazelnuts comes through as does a lick of the chocolate of the aroma. There is a touch of stonefruit esters in there late. The malt profile works well, but the hops are sadly lacking. Not the freshest of samples I’m guessing but it still, as is, a great quaffer. Not too shabby! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (570) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
330mL bottle. Pours deep cloudy amber with an off white head and a wonderful biscuit/nut/citrus aroma. Wonderful flavour for a beer that is 2.9%, i get grapefuit, slight nuttness, slight choc biscuit. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 28/12/2013. Pours a cloudy, dark reddy amber with a biggish head. The aroma features lots of toasty, toffee malt and a some fruity notes. For a mid-strength this is remarkably flavoursome, with lots of sweet malt (toast, toffee, bread), mandarin, cherries and strawberries, set off against some moderate hops. The body is medium and the carbonation lively. This is remarkably tasty given the ABV. Boneyard are turning out some seriously good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2475) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Reddish amber with a beige head. Modest but pleasant aroma of toast and biscuit, a little pine. Thin, but enough singed breadiness that it doesn’t seem watery. Some fruity touches, moderate bitterness. Decent quaffer regardless of the 2.9%, very good considering it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
LesArgen (208) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
Quite the achievement, this one. A tasty full-bodied low alcohol beer. The aroma is a nice, complex combo of nuts, apricot jam, citrus and pine. The malts are cholcolatey and malty with a hint of coffee while the hops are light grapefruit. I even get a little strawberry. The palate’s a little think but it’s a really enjoyable drink. Squealer from Prince Wine Store Essendon.


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