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Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: English Pale Ale
Woodend, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Old Pale Ale / Bitter Pale Ale

This traditional ale is steeped in the history of 19th century England. Its characteristic red-copper hue contradicts its name and is due to colour and is due to colour comparisons with the popular brown ales of the time. Like the original Pale Ales this Holgate version is characterised by strong hop aroma and high hop bitterness, balanced by a full malt flavour. Produced using a blend of special roast and crystal malts, the result is a full creamy texture and light nutty, roast flavour. Old Pale Ale is naturally carbonated in the traditional way, non-filtered and non-pasteurised. Drink fresh and enjoy!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (641) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2012
330mL botte, pours deep amber with a nice caramel candy aroma with citrus/floral notes. Defiantly has a nice nutty note to the flavour backed with slight resinous hop. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1060) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2012
(bottle) Poured clear mahogany with slight off-white head. Lovely sweet candy aroma with floral notes. Light body and good fine carbonation. Flavour is mainly a moderately sweet maltiness with a bit of fruity tang at the start and some bitterness in the finish. Overall, a pleasant well-rounded beer but with not a lot to remark about it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LesArgen (250) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2012
Itís all sweetness and malt on the nose. Iím not very experienced with the bitters, but it wasnít want I was expecting. The maltiness also comes through strongly on drinking but itís more palatable without quite as much sugar. Thereís some nice, modest hoppiness at the end. Overall, itís a nice taste but probably a little bit simple. Malt, then hop. The end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with smallish cream coloured head. Nice floral hop aroma offset the light sweet caramel back bone. Flavours are quite sweet upfront with some resiny hop bitterness on the end to finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6371) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2012
on tap at taps beer bar, KL. This white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jade (419) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2011
Looks like creamy soda! Minimal carbonation. Oaky aroma. Light, almost caramel flavour. Lasts, not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1121) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 31/3/2011. Pours a clear copper colour with little head. Has a very strong malty aroma with some sweet fruits and honey. It starts out with sweet caramel and toffee malts, followed by some citrus fruit and nutty flavours. It finishes with a toasty/roasty bitterness whiuch is quite firm and lasting. This is a very good ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2010
Very clear, dark amber to brown, nice persistent white head. A great big whiff of hop aroma over some toasty caramel malts. Medium body with plenty of malt with a lingering bitterness. This is a really good ESB; I need to go hunt this out on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Pour at Warners at the Bay Beer Festival 2010. Decent ESB, plenty of malt character to ovrpower the hops, with some spice and bitterness at the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 5, 2010
Lovely tawny amber colour. Nose is vegemite. And lots of it. In the mouth more vegemite, crystal malts quite dominant with an english hops finish reminding me of marmalade.


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