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


on tap


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
What can I say about this beer that I haven’t said about their other brews? The colour was a nice bright golden-straw colour, with a white head that faded to nothing pretty quick. The bottle was filled nearly to the brim, and didn’t “hiss” when opened. The first aroma I got was caramel, and my first though was I wouldn’t be able to finish it due to diacetyl, but it wasn’t too high, and I was able to finish the whole beer, just. Yet again a fairly crap beer I wouldn’t buy again, I might drink it if I had no choice and someone gave it to me, but not otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1790) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2004
Nice burnt - dark orange, Very inviting. Fruity nose, good lift and somewhat malty. More malty notes in the mouth, almost gives the palate a milky smoothness, kinda creamy. Good fizz and some firmness in the back palate keeps the beer tight. Pretty good but I reckon I’ve had better bottles. Certainly better from the tap for mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2004
Bottle: Poured a hazy darkish amber with some red in the middle. Big creamy head that diminished to a coverlet that lasted the whole glass. Aroma was fruity and slightly floral with some crystal undertones, and herbaceous notes and very faint coffee. Flavour was very nice indeed. Crystal malts dominated backed up by some toasty malts (brown malt?), stewed quince in the middle and finishing withe some faint raisin and yeasty chords. The palate was the only truly faulty aspect of the beer with some astringent tannins and hardly any bitterness. This beer did grow on me though.
I like Grand Ridge. I think they have the potential to produce the finest beers in Australia with some fine tuning to their brewing process. I found this one a little confused, like two different beers in one. Nevertheless, it is a very nice, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2004
Brownorange hazy beer. Fruity aroma of honey and malt. Sweet fruity flavour of milk, honey and coffee. Firm finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (20452) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Bottled, thanks duff! Amber colour. Intense raisin aroma. Sweet with clean, hard crystal malt character. Dough, raisins and prunes dominate. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
predominantly honied aroma. light amber/red with small fast disipating head. honey and sweet malt flavours dominant, cascade, slightly estery and a hint of yeast, slightly cidery. thin, drying, low bitterness. not a bad sessional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2004 Light amber/gold colouration with a light head. Great caramel maltyness, with a slight dark crystal malt in the background, also faint fruity esters present. The caramel followed through into the taste but the hop bitterness dried the palate quickly

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Winefly (60) - KEW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2004
Ok..not a bad overall effort, but I found it way to Hoppy for my liking. Aroma a bit over the top, flavour left me feeling let down.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2004
A tart malt with a pleasing dark and smoky palate. One for grandads, and the oldie in all of us. Spanner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (651) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2003
A bitter! Aroma reminded me of a scotch finger biscuit with a few old dried herbs. Sweet caramel flavours with a background of hop bitterness. This actually tastes better than I can describe it.

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