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


on tap


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 28, 2011
330ml bottle. Appears translucent dark amber with a medium cream-white head that dissipates to a lasting collar that provides a soapy lace. No strong aromas but what I got included caramel, butter, vanilla, orange and flowery hops. Taste is butterscotch malts balanced by a decent hop bitterness. Palate is medium-light bodied with a creamy texture and low carbonation. This is a well made sessionable English-style pale ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jestersdarts (5) - , AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2011 does not count
A thin pale ale, little to no aroma, malty, fine carbonation. Pleasing enough, but not too exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
A bottle I’ve had lying about for around a year or so now.
Cool but not cold and into a Pilsner glass. Bright, orange copper body. Big, big, rocky white crown is ever-growing fuelled by a lot of fine carbonation. Looks good, the head needs to be chewed off to get to the beer though. Molten toffee nose with hints of candied almond praline and marzipan, a little unexpected. Sweet start, toffeeish, with a descent malty mid-palate and mildly spicy back-end. Light in body and rather flaccid in mouthfeel. Rough, weedy swallow with a little tree-bark and peanut peelings lingering shortly. Not much here, too shy on flavour but what it does have isn’t too pleasing. One for the re-rate bin! (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Mandurah)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crispi (107) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle. Cold from fridge. Served into a snifter. Light ruby amber. Some essence of apricots. Not too hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
Draught at Monks, Sveavägen, Stockholm. Amber/orange color, small head. Candy aroma, sweetish, toffee, vinegar notes. Malty flavor, sourish notes. Buitter, some hops. Vinous, maybe about to get old?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
330mL. Pours a hazy orange with a decent, semi-rocky, creme head. Good lace. Aroma of grass, orange perfume, toffee, toast, light caramel, something a bit sickly. Taste is grassy bitter, dry, watery, soapy, light toast and cracker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
Draught@Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm (As Gippsland Bitter). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is berries, wood and some slight fruityness. Flavour is the same with a pleasant bitterness to it. Quite pleasant, even though it’s rather berryish in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2010
(Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm, 2 Nov 2010) Golden amber colour with creamy, beige head. Malty nose with bread, buttery malt and cream toffee. Malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of bready malt, butter, cream toffee and a mild citric bitterness in the finish. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Nothing spectacular, but highly drinkable and quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
28th October 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Cloudy gold beer. Residual white head. Dry palate. Dry malt with a touch of honey and some very unwelcome sulphur. Minerals. A bit of orange hop and a mildly bitter aftertaste. Finishes dry. Drinkable depite the suphur.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
Tap at the White Horse Pub, London. Pours a light, hazy amber with a soft, white head. Delicate hop aroma with some bread. Lightly sweet, with ome grass and herbal bitterness. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Finihses with pale, bready malts and light, herby hops. Perhaps a little above average.

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