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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
Reddish amber appearance. Some yeast left in the bottle. Crystal malt flavour, rather clean, medium bodied, bitter finish. A tasty, drinkable ale, very much reminding of an American amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
28h October 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Very hazy dark amber beer. Residual white head. Light dry palate that’s also softish. Soft creamy malt with a spot of tea. Tiny bit of orange hop. Minerals. Soft dry finish and a bitterish aftertaste. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
Hazy light amber. Earthy aroma with a light citrus accent. Some nice fruity notes, light earthiness as well from oxidation. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
I really liked this. Very balanced, good aromas and flavours of malt with a little fruit. I think this and Squiers amber are my two favourite Aussie bottled ales (although they are quite different from one another).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2002
pretty fat. baked custard. tang

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2003 Very nice malty aroma, and a very good malty, citrus, fruity and biscuity middle, good hoppiness on the finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2008
Pours a dark coppery colour with a small head. Leaves a long lasting aftertaste in the mouth. Good bitterness with hoppy aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine (5224) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2007
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.

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