Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Premium Lager
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A true classic. Refreshing, crisp and pure lager. A great beer with big flavour brewed in Gippsland for the farmers in the high country. Perfect for every Aussie occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2010
330ml bottle. Vibrant golden sunset colour with a rich deep head that looks good when poured. Piney, earthy aroma with notes og grain coming out and a nice mellow flavour that leads into a robust finish. Well balanced and flavoursome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
A good frothy head on top a gold pour medium carbonation aroma woody fruit some caramel hints flavour nutty hop citrus a mild bitter that suits cream taste woodyness resinous finish plenty of flavour a nice bitter to the palate with the malt sweetness interesting like some English ales

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy light amber with an inch of white head. Aroma has biscuits, pine, honey and some butterscotch. Quite substantial in the mouth with a round fruitiness that’s unusual in an Australian lager. There’s a real house malt profile that works well for the ales but is less obviously suited here and is a little reminiscent of Butter Menthols. Piney bitterness. Robust and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2823) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours gold with a small head leaving nice lacing. Nose shows a fair bit of light malt with honey and cookie-dough characters, but is somewhat faint. Similarly malty flavours but with more of a bready character. Is it just me or are all of Grand Ridge’s beers intensely malty? Not that I’m complaining... Finishes with a well balanced bitterness but is in no way dry. Moderate body and carbonation - nice, even if not to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
On tap White Horse, Parson’s Green. Strangely for a ’bitter’ it looks cloudy dark amber. Appetising. Pine and citrous hops in the nose. Taste is more like a pale ale. Sweet malty flavour giving way to hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Tap. Not bad. Aromas of nuts, honey, and biscuit. Taste is sweet, with lingering bitterness. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Dark yellow, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2069) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle- Pours a bronze color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness with a bit of citrus and grain.Taste of caramel sweetness abd a bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly moderate body, smooth with moderate carbonation. Decent beer that goes down easy. Reminds me of an English Bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and woody notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry-ish finish. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1393) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 6/10/2013. Pours a slightly cloudy orange golden with a small head. Has a modest aroma featuring fruit and malt. In the mouth this has a lot of typical English bitter to it (should be classed a bitter not a pale lager imo). It’s very malty (bread and toffee), with some fruity notes, and quite a dry, lingering medium bitterness. Has a medium body and carbonation. Pretty solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle (330ml). A hazy dark golden pour with a minimal white head. Nose is strong sweet honey malts and little else (perhaps some bready notes). Flavour is malty and syrupy sweet with a light hop bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with an oily texture and average carbonation. It is certainly maltier than your average Aussie "premium lager" but not to my taste (eg. too sweet, lacks a dry hop presence, strangely unrefreshing).

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