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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Brewed specifically to compliment the spectacular food from the Yarra Valley region, where freshness, taste and purity are highly valued. This full flavoured real ale boasts a lively hop and very smooth malt finish. The striking label depicts the view from the Launching Place Home Hotel in the heart of the Yarra Valley. This hotel was recently owned and developed by Grand Ridge Brewery. Awarded numerous medals at the Australian and International beer awards and 2 in 2011 for both bottled and draught products. Drink with Venison, Roo, Quayle, Duck, pesto or buffalo sausages and bold Summer salads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1888) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle- Pours a hazy amber color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine with a bit of malt sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Taste of citrus with some caramel sweetness with a bit of chocolate and fruit in the background. Bitterness that lingers a bit and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, smooth and quite well balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Nice beer for the style

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2012
330ml bottle. A decent beer, nothing special, but drinkable on hot day. with the added bonus of having some flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mash82 (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niksko (568) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2012
330ml bottle into a pint glass. 1cm of fine, creamy white head, disappearing slowly. Color is definitely not gold, but more of a cloudy golden brown. Aroma is very sweet, with floral notes. Mild attack with a syrupy mouth feel. Hints of toffee and chocolate on the mid palate, along with a bitter almost orange peel and capsicum flavor. The finish is quite bitter and very long. Overall, the beer is ruined by the lingering bitter finish. Perhaps I had a bad batch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber with a tiny off white head. Aroma is toffee with some fruity notes. Taste is a strange and unpleasant mixture of toffee, caramel and fruits. I donít usually really dislike a beer unless itís a boring pale lager but this taste and aroma just didnít do it for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Light orange pour with a small white head. Nose is dominated by toffee malts and not much else. Toffee malts again dominate the taste with a touch of citric hoppage. Not bad and easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brenhophead (681) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours an brilliant dark coppper hue, aroma is of coffee malts and aniseed? There are so nice fruit hints but the darker malts dominate this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2011
I have to agree with a previous reviewer that the name for this beer is a little misleading. Perhaps that is not the correct word but I was also expecting some kind of blonde/pale lager without much character and I was happy that I was wrong. A very nice easy drinking and well hopped pale ale with good malt flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2011
Out the bottle, cool but not cold. I picked this up in September last year and it has aged just nicely!
Toffee, rum and raisin icecream, wood and treacle, bitter burnt sugars, flowery hops, a hint of rose water, plums, prunes, the nose on this is so enticing, so alluring that the label on the bottle doesnít do it any justice. It sits in the glass with a profound depth muddled by furious streams of minute bubbles. Its shimmering in the lights, an almost translucent deep tawny chestnut. A good inch an a half of rocky off white foam sits atop to hold in initial form until the glass empties producing a messy web of lace in its wake. Everything is in high gear in the mouth, from the rich malts to the weedy, bitter hops that reach into every nook and cranny with fervour. A generous hint of cocoa powder, pine resin and damp wood, some stinging nettles and flowery rose petals, toffee and treacle upfront and burnt, dark dried fruits adding to the assertively bitter swallow. Finish is a medly of aggressive hops and woody malts. It has just a little roasted nuts and sherry-like notes to aid in its complexity. This is bloody good stuff. Silky, soft mouthfeel and medium in body. It lingers oh so long in the mouth, a little residual sweetness of fruit sugars and a satisfactorily hopped out palate. All the hallmarks of a bigger beer wrapped up into a meagre 4.9% ale. Lovely!!! (33cL, No date stamp, Dan Murphyís Mandurah)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
355mL. Pours a clear to hazy amber with a medium, thick, rocky, yellow head with excellent retention and 360 sheety lace. Aroma is very rich platanos maduros, caramelized banana, old cantaloupe.Taste is old toffee, drying hops, grassy hops. Slightly medicinal like trying swallow a nasty pill and failing to get it down. Dry, nutty bitter palate moving to a bit suddy. No brewing flaws but very odd. Hard to love. Fairly bland.

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