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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Beechworth, Australia

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A unique Australian Pilsner, brewed in Beechworth from Chestnuts grown locally in the Beechworth and Stanley hills. The Chestnut Pilsner also uses Galaxy hops from the Rostrevor Hop Garden in the nearby Ovens Valley. As with any of the worlds best pilsner the most important ingredients is time, and we have allowed this beer plenty of it, with each batch aged for around 3 months before release. Bridge Road Brewers have created a gem of a beer through experimenting with local produce, a truly local brew!
This unique lager is very pale and presents a crisp ípilsnerí like profile combined with a distinct nutty character owing to the use of Chestnuts in the mash. The crisp clean profile of this beer lends itself to the summer months and can be paired with seafood or lighter dishes.
Formally labelled Bridge Road Beechworth Chestnut Lager


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
330ml Bottle. Lovely nutty aromas. a crisp and refreshing lager, with a nice little twist. Not a big chestnut but very subtle, which works well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1203) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is malt with earthy tones and hops. Taste is also malt with just hints of nuts leading to a decent bitter finish. Pretty well balanced. Pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a hazy pale gold-straw body and a small white head. Aroma-taste: nutty, woody-with a somehat sweet body and a biter spicey finish. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (2788) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours light straw in colour with a small white head on it. Sweet malts and a subtle nuttiness. Sweet biscuity malts in the taste. Again with the subtle nut tone in there. Not bad, didnít mind it at all

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle at the beermentv Hair of the Dog Breakfast at Beer DeLuxe. Had me a bit bemuddled as to how much I liked this. It was a difficult ínut to crackí... The chesnut was quite subtle, but was definitely there. Quite sweet though, and I didnít get a lot of crispness. But a bit like a new friend - it would be fun to go back and get to know more and more.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2010 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle. Was quite dividing on the day I tasted it. I thought it was quite pleasing, the chesnuts giving it enough distinction to stand out from the usual bunch.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Nice and different. Aromas of vanilla, citrus, dry fruit, and also bacon. Taste is sweet, with a hint of sourness, and good length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Pale, with a thin head.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very light straw colour with a minimal white coloured head. Faint sweet aromas with a odd nuttiness. Dont really like it. Flavour wise there is a little biscuity malt sweetness and a little resiny bitterness. Mouthfeel is very thin. Didnt really like this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BarossaLuke (537) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2010
Pale straw in colour with almost no head but good carbonation. Aroma is slightly sweet with some fruitiness and not much in the way of a nutty character. the nust comes more through on the palate, especially in the finish of the beer. A nice easy drinking pils though.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2010
A bit pedestrian. No doubt has decent pilsner structure with a grassy hop element however there is a piney trait which points to mild infection. Unfortunately this pops up with some regularity in BRís lighter beers. The chestnut character is hard to pick although to be fair thereís a mild nutty note. Donít go out of your way.
Earlier Rating: 11/15/2009 Total Score: 2.4
Iíve had this a few times and it fails to impress. Looks great with a big pure white fizzy head but the flavours seem to be a fairly dull lager interpretation. Like Davros I get some lemon on the nose and palate but really not much else. Thickens up a touch on the finish with some bitterness as well. Not good value at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2010
Straw coloured pour thin head aroma malty earthy some fruit flavour nutty to a degree medium crispness mild bitter finish weak aftertaste but a fair pilsner


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