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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia Singapore. Dark gold with lasting head. Smells like chewy malts. Has a medium body. Flavors are not at all what I expected. Is balanced but dull, unexciting, and muddled. Maybe there is a freshness issue? Will revisit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2010
330ml bottle. Despite being an English Pale Ale called Yarra Valley Gold, this is neither pale nor gold. It pours a murky, mud brown, with a smallish head. The most obvious aroma is toffee malt, but there are some hints of ripe apricot lurking in there. There is not much hop action to begin with, although it does build ever so slightly towards the finish. The body is full of malty toffee and caramel, with a bit of candied fruit towards the end. Not the most complex ale out there, but a good one if you are not after anything too complicated. Yet again, I am favourably impressed by Grand Ridge Brewery, and their willingness to brew in styles that are somewhat uncommon in Australia, to say the least.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Great, tasty beer. Aromas of caramel, flowers, and grass. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a lasting, frothy white head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (981) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 From a 330ml bottle on 21/3/2010. Somehow the name of this beer seems inappropriate - sounds like a boring pale lager, which couldn’t be further from the truth. This a dark, bottle conditioned treat. Smells great - very malty and hoppy, with dried fruits. The flavour bursting with malt and fruit, and has a fabulous, satisfying bitter finish. A lovely beer which is full of character.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle - golden with medium head. Full flavours with plenty of malt and hops. Bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle- Cloudy, dark orange with a huge beige head. Low to medium carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Sweet, caramel, custard, bready, slightly spicy. Some nice hop flavours in there but low to medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2287) - JAPAN - NOV 22, 2009
Starts out with a lovely full bodied blood orange colour. Nose is doughy wih a hint of hops. In the mouth it is med to full with the aroma profile unfurling on the tongue. Decent, but i would like a bit more hops in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours with an average sized tan head over a brown amber body. Aroma of ryebread and resin and taste of caramel, toast and resin. Finishes with a light bitterness. Medium body; well carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2399) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2011 Stubby. Aroma: bread and grapefruit. Dark copper with a little cloudiness even with a careful pour. Modest but persistent light beige head. There’s enough chewiness and malt to balance lingering medium hop bitterness. [3.7]

Muddy copper with a persistent pale beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, grapefruit, pine. Biscuits, caramel malt with grapefruit. Lingering bitter finish. Maybe this has got bitterer over the years or the hops have become more American-accented. First couple of these for quite a while and I like it as much as ever.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (917) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 6, 2009
330ml bottle. I was half expecting a golden lager! Appears murky orangey brown with a negligible off white head. The aroma is largely sweet caramel malts with a light floral hop presence. The palate is medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and flavours similar to the nose. Certainly no marked hop bitterness to the finish despite what it says on the label. I still like it though - it is nicely refreshing and malty without being too rich and filling.


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