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


on tap


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Gippsland Gold is an Australian style bitter pale ale, vintaged over an extended period of time, with a creamy round flavour and pleasant hop bitterness. An easy drinking and thirst quenching beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2010
Pours dark amber with a small head. Nose is extraordinarily malty, with loads of caramel, toffee and butterscotch. Similarly malty flavours before a challenging bitterness rolls through. Unfortunately its quite dull and almost metallic (the bitterness that is). Malt character is great though. A bit too watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1071) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2010
330ml bottle. It was a bit hard to judge its appearance and pour, since the bottle had clearly been shaken around somewhere, and exploded foam as soon as I opened it. Thus, it poured with a gigantic head. This settled (eventually!) into a pillowy head, lasting for the duration of the beer. The colour is a hazy mid-gold. The nose shows floral hops, with a fruity hint. Initially it is quite bitter, with pine resin notes. This shifts into a floral, slightly oily hop dominance in the middle, and a lingering fruity finish. A quality bitter, and I look forward to trying it again without the problems that hampered my first tasting!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1165) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 17/5/2010. Has a slight but distinct burnt toffee aroma. In the mouth, it’s an unusual combination of sweet malt, spice and citrus, capped off by some quite firm and long hop action. This has quite a distinctive character, but is not a complete success.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11465) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle conditioned, 330ml from Booths at Poulton, Lancs. Clouded amber to bronze with slight head. Great find in Booths, get yourselves along to one, unfortunately not fully settled out as it was quite lively on the pour. The beer proved to be sweeter than expected, quite fruity with a sweet strawberry note and a toffee caramel. Could have done with more hops, but reasonable drinking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle - Pours golden brown with minimal head that disapears quickly. Doesn’t taste like an "Australian style pale ale", more like an amber ale. Has burnt toffee taste with good levels of hops flavours. But really think this beer is confussed about what style it really is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Thanks Pete & Brett. Pours a clear amber with slight off white head. Aromas are quite malty with some caramel. Some hops aromas also. Flavours are once again quite malty and sweet. Minimal hop aromas. Nice finish and not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle - Dark orange with creamy beige head. Medium to high carbonation. Medium body. Caramel malts, fruity (citrus). Slightly dry, medium bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Tap. Tasty beer. Aromas of roasted caramel, and cola. Flavour is sweet, and it has good length. Palate is oily, and it has a medium body. Orange colour, with a thin and frothy white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a quickly disappearing off-white head. Aroma is quite malty with notes of caramel, brown sugar and some fruity hops. Flavour pretty much mirrors the aroma but is fairly heavy on the malt / caramel . Smooth, slightly oily mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Not a bad beer overall but I can imagine that the caramely malt might get to be a bit much after a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2874) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Slightly muddy amber, rapidly dissipating light-beige head. Somewhat earthy aroma, with some toasted caramel and fruit malts. Slightly resiny hops, too. Taste is fruity and mildly sweet, body medium. Finish is quite dry and slightly excessively carbonated.

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