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

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


5
   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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johninmelb (1123) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 Love the strong dry finish on this beer. This is a brewery that's going to get pretty popular pretty quickly, and this is the mainstay release from it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattKerr (25) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2007
Great coffe and caramel overtones, Iím a hugh fan as my first introduction to decent Ales.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2005
Bottle. Lovely hazy mid-amber with a good 2 finger creamy white head which did not last for long but laced well. Aromas of honey, sweet caramel maltiness and the barest presence of hops. All of the Grand Ridge ales I have tried so far have had a very similar aroma. Flavour is as per aroma, but with quite a bitter finish from the hops which balances up the sweetness from the malt quite well. Palate is very smooth, quite a light touch with the carbonation which is fine and complements the flavours well. A very nice Australian Ale. Lookout Little Creatures, you have a challenger at last.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
Brown 330ml bottle, best before June 2011, drank 1st June 2010. Poured into a Batemans half pint tumbler. Good old gold, rusty amber colour the head a dirty yellowed smokers fingered nicotine colour. The smell was all malt, fairly sweet malts at that, caramel and molasses. A yeast aroma becomes apparent as the beer warms in the glass, but no hop esters at all. The sweetness from the smell isnít allowed to take over the taste, a hop bitterness sees to that, so no aroma hops, just bitter acid producing plants used? The best Aussie beer Iíve had since arriving on BA/RB? I think so, full bodied and interesting flavours made this a very drinkable little bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2002
Top quality English-style Aussie pale ale/bitter. Lovely crystal malts. Iím very impressed with this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2003
For a locally made brew it was really suprising, a definate ale taste of hops yet mellowed with a nice sweet aroma and aftertaste. Well worth any palate at this price.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1928) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2002
Malt aroma from the bottle. Bronze body with marshmellowy head. Flavour is both strongly malty and bitter almost simultaneously. Very bitter aftertaste and there was a tingle in my mouth. A classic Aussie Bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2002
Nice strong malty after taste on this brew. For a beer priced at $2.50 you are definitely getting your moneyís worth.


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