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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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 ’pilsner’ 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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youngcaptain (7) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2010 does not count
Pours pale gold with tight white head. Slighty floral aroma with refreshingly clean, crisp mouth feel with a slight nutty mid palate. Can see this working really well with seafood on a hot day but wouldnt cut it if your looking for an extreme beer & chestnut experience

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4241) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy vibrant golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is fruity with yeasty bitterness, and the flavour is dry with hops and light yeasty bitterness. Overall a really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4274) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2013
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light with grassy notes. The flavour is weak bitter and slightly watery grass with some spicy nettle there too. Sounds awful doesn’t it, but it was actually quite drinkable and it has that typical Bridge Road style that seems to run through many of their beers. The palate was smooth and with a little spice to round it off nicely. A "lager" ? Really ? This beer really grew on me the more I drank. Needs to be served cool.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1040) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2009
Nice head. Tastes of flat pine with some sawdust. Very dry. A nice different brew.

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 ’nut to crack’... The chesnut was quite subtle, but was definitely there. Quite sweet though, and I didn’t 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13374) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Clear yellow - white head. Light malty. White bread. Nice crispy. Hay. Ok hoppy. Grassy. Light light bitter finish. Ok crispy and clean.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (687) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2008
Pour is amber with a moderately fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slightly sweet toffee, flavour is malt driven and there seems to be some nuttiness in the background, but if I wasn’t told it was there I am not sure if I would know about it. Either way, the chestnuts seem to add something. The finish on this is quite good, nice pleasent bitterness from the Galaxy hops, but nothing too in your face. Overall, I am quite impressed by this, it is well crafted and unique.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1302) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light yeasty. Bitter, grassy and light nutty. Wooden and malty. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Toasted malty and light caramelish.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
I don’t think I got what I was promised from this beer. Yes, it is quite interesting on paper, but I didn’t taste the chestnuts. I personally think nuts work better in darker beers, specially brown ales.


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