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Grand Ridge Gippsland Gold

Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
An Australian style bitter ale with a deeply delicious full malt flavour and pleasant hop bitterness from Tasmanian and New Zealand hops. An easy drinking and thirst quenching beer. The owners favourite, this great ale won Australia’s best ale in 2001 at the National Festival of Beers for the second time along with numerous International medals including 3 Gold in 2003 and the Premiers Trophy for Victoria’s Best Beer. More awards in 2005-2010. Excellent with all steaks, roast lamb and Aussie game meats. Top with Shitake mushrooms seared in this great ale for a real treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2015
It’s a great pale ale that’s leaning more to a brown ale than an ipa, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Excellent toffee malt nose, inviting. Bronze beer with solid white head. A few small bubbles. Mineral water freshness followed by caramel and banana. Late late bitterness. Really really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
easy drinking english pale ale with low-mild bitterness. mild fruity esters and hops. not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (1033) - AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2015
Copper pour with a thin white head. Not much smell, a little fruit and bread. Taste is very malty, toffee, dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morboso (145) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2015
Not much aroma to speak of, an even balance of bitterness and malt from start to finish. Some spice as well. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Pours clear amber color with a medium head. Decent malt body with a bitter, dry finish. English style ale. Good carbonation. missing a bit the hops aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Illywhacker (12) - - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light copper, thin white head. Dead-ish nose with metal-vanilla-bread amoras. Yeasty esters dominate the front with some fresh biscuit malt underneath. Bitter the way through. No-frills golden syrup and iron flavours lead to a short, bitter, metallic finish. Fruitiness is from high ferment temps rather than any sort of American hop schedule. Look, it might sound pretty awful from the description above but this is not trying to be an APA. The Australian Pale Ale genre might be fraught with plain old awful beers and lawnmowing relief that tastes like 2-stroke, but this is an interesting take. Is quaffing American IPAs rammed with dry-hopped cascade all there is to it? There’s room enough for this style and this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours slightly murky amber with thin white head. Aroma is mainly crystal malt and some herbal hops. A slightly fruity aroma possibly from yeast seems to be characteristic of all Grand Ridge beers. Taste is balanced but unremarkable. A bit on the sweet side with little hop flavour, which is not helped by under-carbonation. Finish lingers slightly with malt sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice honey aroma. Light brown to dark golden colour with good head. Very bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with an off white head. Sweet malt aromas with some honey. Good carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly metallic however. Taste is of butterscotch sweet fruit and slight yeast flavour. Not very hopped.

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