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


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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!

StevieT's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (841) - - NOV 8, 2013
Vibrant fruity aroma but sadly it was a little thin and fairly bland, not a beer for those who like a lot of flavour. Very sessionable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (643) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from Plonk (June 2014). Slightly hazy copper, off-white head, lots of caramel malt, slightly nutty, roasty, juicy tropical fruit hops, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, a very good ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2014
330 mil bottle from public brewery Croydon slighty fruit aroma cooper in colour no head taste is a little malty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (1141) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle to tulip Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and caramel aromatics there seems to be a overripe apple aroma in the background. Slightly cloudy reddish amber with a long lasting, very creamy off white head. Fruity and some late lasting bready hoppiness; the fruit washes away almost immediately. Kind of disappointing given the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a nice amber colour with little head. Aroma is mostly of malt As well as taste. There is some hop bitterness but not much hop flavour. Pretty lacklustre ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (1134) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a small spotty off white head leaving a little lace. Aroma is caramel, grainy and faint grass. Flavour is sweet maltiness, caramel, grass, and light citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
Lovely looking ESB, too sweet though. Nice malty aroma, slightly too carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mattress63 (68) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark copper colour, not too much aroma. Good full flavoured ESB, surprised this beer doesn?t rate higher. One of my favourite Aussie ESB?s. Love the Holgate range.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6646) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head. Caramel, red fruits, bready malts and a touch of grassy hop in the finish. Enjoyable, easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
such low ratings.. why? this is a cracking ESB- toffee malt aromas with a layered palate of citrus, pine and butter-toffee. a complex session ale- excellent value

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