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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2004
Large sightly off-white coloured head, deep gold colour, zero sediment in bottle. Aroma was largely of sweet caramel malt and honey. Flavour dominated by sweet caramel malt, biscuity, seems lacking in hops but it could be a dodgy bottle judging from the other ratings. A bit unbalanced but still pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2003
I never realised before but now I am pretty sure that this is exactly the same beer as Gippsland Gold. Why they would bother I have no idea. Toffee, caramel malt aroma. Solid maltiness, then late bitterness. See notes for Gippsland Gold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (729) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2003
Aroma and flavour matched for me both reminding me of scotch finger biscuits similar to the Gippsland Gold only with a touch of fruit and more floral aroma. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
I am really starting to enjoy pale ales unfortunately this isn't one of them, not saying its bad it just didn't do anything for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
Pours amber with orange sides, slightly hazy. Short lasted small beige head. Crap all lacing too. Nice aroma of sweet malt and floral citrusy hops. Nice medium body, smooth start though slightly thin finish. Sweet hoppy start and mid with a dry bitter finish. Very refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2003
Interesting dark orange huewith a faint hint of hop. A slight tartness i taste ad bitter and dry on the back palate. After you let the beer linger on the tongue it becomes more bitter, asking you to take another sip. You oblige, its dry and asks you to take ......Another good effort from the boys from Mirboo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
Cloudy dark orange color. Tart, dusty aroma. Hints of citrus and a touch of light chocolate as well. Body is tart and lightly bitter with a lingering citrusiness. Could be gone, but there are other ratings here that suggest a tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2003
Another excellent brew from Grand Ridge. Light Brown in color, with medium size lasting head. Taste of floral and fruitiness, with subtle spices (cloves perhaps?). Easy on the palate, enjoyable!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2003
One of the better and smoother from this brewer. These guys do some really interesting stuff but they have a passion for a most unusual yeast strain that flavours all these beers. If you like it, you'll like all there stuff. Not bad, not great, drinkable but I wouldn't drive to find it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2003 Cool beer: never seen so much yeast sediment in a stubby! I tried to culture it for Home brew, but will have to getz back to yous homies in a rerate 4 updates on dat one. aiiight? Aroma gave a false impression. Nice bite. almost gourmet. Avocados and whiskaz on kittenz. Brown papaer packages from the not-so-local bottle-o... update on homebrew progress 12/1/03 tasted like champaigne out of the stubby i cultured it in just before adding it to brew, brew started bubbling wildly within six hours of pitching, massive head apparent in bucket, very hungry yeast will bottle in a coupla dayz...

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