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Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Brown Ale
Woodend, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Drink this delicious nut brown ale to help us celebrate 10 years of brewing. We delved into Paul Holgate’s old recipe book to formulate our anniversary ale, brewed with roasted macadamia nuts and six different malts for a rich palate interweaved with an assertive hop character.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (638) - - NOV 30, 2013
Strong nut flavour, coffee aroma, super smooth, great stuff. Could drink a lot of this.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftExp (3) - Coffs Harbour, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
Big fan of this one - bought at a local sydney craft beer stockist with no background on the brewery or beer and was really pleasantly surprised. Not sure why these guys are not getting more plaudits based on this beer alone and based on the range they seem to have. Will definitely be going back for more of this one and to try the rest of the range. Rating this brewery highly so far

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
Coca cola brown with a light tan head. Nose is caramel, milk chocolate. Flavor is more milk chocolate, caramel, nutty, slightly thin body. Not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1002) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 17, 2014
500ml bottle. Opaque dark brown pour with medium-sized tan head and decent lace. I get strong caramel aromas with toasty malts and subtle nuttiness. Flavours are malt driven and sweet but not too sweet with a decent dryish hop balance and a lovely smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable as suits the style. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (977) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2013
Tap at déjàvu. Pours a dark brown with a tanned head. Aroma isn't inspiring - hazelnut and almond malt. Taste is way better. Gives a chewy caramel nutty bitterness. Lasts quite nicely. Very malt driven and palate is left coated with hazelnut and brown sugar. Actually really solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (388) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2013
Dark brown with a thin fan head. Wonderful nut aromas. Good malt flavour up front, leading into chewy nuts and a slightly hoppy bitter finish. It straddles that tightrope for well made brown ales of having a richness of flavour without a creamy palate, leaving it highly drinkable. Love a good brown and would like to see more places take them on.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinhol (280) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
500 ml bottle from slow beer no much aroma deep dark brown big malty flavor almost a porter good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (696) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2013
Pour is a brooding dark brown. I don’t know if it is subconscious at work but it has a slight nutty smell with some spicy notes. Flavour is great, initially i thought it was a bit thin, but is quite pleasant. A lot of flavour without being challenging to drink. Lots of malt flavours with a sweet slight plum pudding finish before a balanced bitterness comes in. Delish!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
This looked great, however, it was downhill (a regular theme with this brewer) after that. Taste was OK but there was no lasting or lingering flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leftside (5) - - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is as expected: roasted nuts dominate the smell of the beer. The nuttiness in the taste, however, is subtle rather than overwhelming - a really nice touch. The finish is smooth and long. Overall a very drinkable and tasty beer.


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