mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really like that an Australian brewery is making a bitter that is this dark, but then they go and call it gold! Not to worry, this is a good solid beer regardless.
Pretty dark and clear with strong head retention. Aroma was initially of honey, but later had more caramel and biscuit. No hop aroma.
Flavour starts solidly malty, with a fair bit of crystal malt and then a pretty nice strong, clean bitterness.
Slightly thick body and great low carbonation.
Nothing overly exciting but a really good, solid beer. I'm really getting back into Grand Ridge all of a sudden!
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer to get when you just want to enjoy a couple. This is a good all-round micro
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn't think I would like this when I saw the colour as I poured it into the glass, tawny amber colour, hoppy and caramel aroma and a malty caramel taste with a late slight hoppy aftertaste. It is a tad thin but a decent beer. Cheers!
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 16/10 tap: Hazy amber with off white short head. Not much in the aroma, bit of old floral hops, and a hint of caramel. OK med-thin body. Nice sweet hoppy start with a decent bitter finish. Hop flavour aftertaste. Not a bad PA! 26/10 - Same in the bottle really. Not much difference at all.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very faintly hazy copper amber with largish off white long lasting head. Medium herbal woody hops and biscuity malt aroma. Medium thin body. Predominantly medium hoppy start softening to doughy biscuit malt. It has a very English pub ale feel to to it. Dry interesting bitter finish and softer low sweetness malty aftertaste. A pleasant ale similar in quality to their Yarra Valley Gold. .
Dredd (690) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 nice beer with a malty/nutty flavour. Definately gets the thumbs up. Very smooth and has a nice golden amber colour with good mouth feel. Re-Rate: 14/01/07 Still a nice beer, strong toffee and creaminess, perhaps a tad light on finishing bitterness.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice, nutty, slightly salty and soapy malt flavours, with some spicy hops. a reasonable yorkshire kind of pale ale - clean, dry, malty and unfruity.
hydrohelen (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A fantastic beer, soft on the palate, fresh nose, full bodied flavour making this on eof Australias premium beers
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour, mild malty aroma, golden syrup flavour. Not the worlds most exciting ale and definately not worth $3.95 a bottle.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
more amber than gold. pleasantly citric but a little thin. pretty swiggable