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


on tap


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RATINGS: 88   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2003
Not too bad. Again with the saltyness. Stale malt like left out in the kids' pool or near it or they were off playing double dragon. I'm gald mullet liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2003
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2003
Nice beer to get when you just want to enjoy a couple. This is a good all-round micro

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2003
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2003
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. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (702) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2003
nice, nutty, slightly salty and soapy malt flavours, with some spicy hops. a reasonable yorkshire kind of pale ale - clean, dry, malty and unfruity.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hydrohelen (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2003 does not count
A fantastic beer, soft on the palate, fresh nose, full bodied flavour making this on eof Australias premium beers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2003
Amber colour, mild malty aroma, golden syrup flavour. Not the worlds most exciting ale and definately not worth $3.95 a bottle.

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