bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark amber/bronze. Sweet nutty bready aroma with good english hop character.Bitter from the outset with some underlying boscuit malt base but dominated by the nutty earthiness of the hop character. Real good.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 RE-RATE: Bottle (330ml). Poured muddy bronze with a good sized, lightly tanned, frothy head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of earthy hops with tangerines, creamy caramel malts, toasted nuts and just a hint of butterscotch. Flavor was a decent earthy hop bitterness with tangy citrus, caramel malts, juicy cranberries, light woody/nutty notes and some resin in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel and a good finish.
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Misty dark amber colour,small head,Aroma rich honey and caramel. Flavour, a tangy refreshing caramel citrus, malt, lovely bitterness,leaving a numbness on the gums.Good micro brewery this.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Excellent nose of biscuit malt and tangy citrus and floral hops. Pours a hazy mid-amber body with dense off-white head. Chewy texture to the palate, good length considering abv. Nutty biscuit malt flavours at the forefront, quite sweet balanced with a solid hit of earthy hop character, leafy and citric in flavour with some dried apricot notes. Lingering finish with roasted malts and hop resin, sharply bitter and drying. Reminds me of an well-hopped English style bitter, very nicely flavoured, maybe a tad unbalanced however.
ChrisTurner (206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle -- Beautiful coppery amber with medium rocky head with low retention and low lacing. Delicious aroma of roasted malt with sweetness. Nice round palate. Ther flavour is initially quite sweet and malty with a bitter aftertaste thatís a little harsh. A bloody nice drop, though.
Dredd (663) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma which is mainly sweet malts with some smokiness. Pour is dark brown with a nice head and upfront sweetness that finishes with great bitterness that is pleasant and balanced.
madquacker (995) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was expecting a golden summer beer but got a very malty dark ale. Very confused but was good. Malts predominate.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím guessing here that the word gold on the label and the picture of the golden coloured beer at the end of the rainbow really are just a ploy to get the average lager swilling Australian to try this beer. Because this poured a dark, slightly opaque, copper-brown with a small head that stayed for only a short while. Aroma is quite sweet and syrupy, smelling like the jar of barley malt I have in my cupboard for cooking. Nice injection of hops on tasting lifts it a little though. Initially the flavour seems well balanced, but then the bitterness intensifies after swallowing, becoming rather astringent. Medium bodied but reasonably heavy with a thick texture, it is a bit of a struggle. I just donít seem to be able to appreciate the Grand Ridge beers.
vanvenlo (1091) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
24 Sep 05 - Sweet fruity malt and hop aroma. Clear brown-orange colour, Ok head and lacing. Hoppy flavour and light roasted malt flavour. Bitter finish that lingers with a medium mouthfeel. Pleasant but lacks complexity.
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber with plenty of creamy white head which dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma very similar to the Gippsland Gold only a little more prominent. Taste is the big disappointment compared to the GG; lacks depth in the malt profile, and the bitter finish throws it off balance as a result. Mouthfeel is not as nice as the GG either, lacking the fineness of the GG and heading towards watery.