Brewed by Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Steels Creek, Victoria, Australia
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Our cult beer, this is a "new world" interpretation of the classic English style. This ale features considerable crystal malt character, as a backbone to carry the hefty bitterness. Substantially dry hopped with carefully selected hops from either the US, NZ, or Australia, this adds aromatic and flavour notes of ripe passionfruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and slight citrusy, Fruity, slight citrusy and crisp hoppy. Bitter and lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of fruit primarily peaches, as well as medium notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and lots of peaches, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, cookies and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops with notes of pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Clear deep golden with an off-white head. Fresh citrusy hops in the nose with an underlying sweetness. Medium body, some caramel sweetness and distinct citrusy hoppiness. The finish may be considered a bit raw and unrefined from the bittering hops, but in general a decent APA. 150311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 2015 rating: Hazy light amber, earthy caramel and piney hops, and similar balance on the palate. Earthy with a floral, almost spicy accent. Good bitter.

2013 rating: Hazy fruity, almost English-tasting. Good complexity, caramel malts. Clean yeast but otherwise English-tasting. Not particularly distinctive. 7-4-7-4-15 = 3.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Toasted, bisquit, bitterness, zesty, caramel, grainy, light butterscotch, light fatness. Hmmmm !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle @ Oz’n’NZ tasting 2011. [thanks bluebetty]
Pours hazy orange-amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, some malts, light caramel, grapefruit and a bit of lemon. Medium carbonation, great light and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely crisp, toasted malts, crystal malts, light doughy, grassy, light peppery. Light grapefruit. Wonderful balance between malts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11944) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
cloudy orange, small white head. nice bitter aroma, bitter similar to an english bitter. flavor is dry, caramelly, hoppy bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 First rating
Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Marked 5.2% ABV.
Hazy copper color, white head. Sweet, malty, hoppy taste. Hoppy, bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

Draught as part of a tasting paddle at The Australian Hotel on October 9, 2015.
Murky brown color, teal head. Herbal hoppy, roasted, toasted taste. Toasted aftertaste. Medium light to fizzy mouthfel, medium bitterness. Herbal, roasted scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2010
330ml bottle. Deep amber colour with a crown of generous light white foam. Looks like it packs a punch and the aroma is full and inviting with toffee in the nose. Strong intense flavour that leaves a nice lingering aftertaste. Well balanced and a good represntation of the style.

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