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Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Amber Ale
Sydney, Australia

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This premium hand~crafted ale is a unique brew of three malts and three Tasmanian hops added late to the kettle plus an original 125 year old, top fermenting ale yeast, creating an easy~drinking, deep copper~coloured ale with distinct richness, creamy head, and a slightly nutty finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (359) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
Pint bottle into glass. Burnt malt nose. A little toffee. Deep amber /red. Substantial cream coloured head. Burnt roasted toffee taste with a fresh slight bitter finish. This is a nice beer. I have seen this on tap occasionally in Sydney.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7261) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
Nice amber coloured and clear. Has a white head. Sweet aroma, malty notes, toasted. Flavor starts sweet, more toasted notes plus faint nutty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkelfdvr (12) - GREECE - DEC 27, 2014
While in Australia suggestion from a friend here. Nice surprise, when reading amber ale was expecting something stronger. Well, not, totally smooth, fruity and malty, and easy to drink. A nice red one, would love to drink it again, in Europe !

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Morboso (104) - ECUADOR - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 This one has been a surprise, for an amber ale probably a bit on the weaker/lighter side for expectations but bloody hell, this is really smooth, with some chocolate and burnt oats, lovely head, very easy to drink but with a very teasingly decent but relatively subtle flavour. I think this is a really good one albeit a bitsa a bit of this a bit of that that not really fits strictly into a category, I keep going back to it and about the boc (beer of choice) at the moment due to bangforbuck until some other temptress comes along and bites my bullet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3002) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle at Tight Restaurant, Copenhagen - amber pour with off-white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, some caramel malts, light fudge toffee, nutty, some twiggy hop bite, not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Caramel, toffee, ripe mid-fruits, biscuity and bready malts with a subtle grassy, pithy hop bite. A solid, malt-forward effort but has a little too much emphasis on sweetness that borders on a pasteurised character. Medium in body with medium carbonation and fine length bittersweetness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ychvirus (20) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 22, 2014
Maybe best beer that I had in Australia. I tried over 10 beer but this is the lowest citrus aroma in this country.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1395) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
345mL bottle BB 4/9/14 Had many, many of these over the years, just never got around to reviewing it! Pale amber beer, decent clarity, creamy off-white head. Somewhat restrained aroma; nutty, biscuity, toffee crystal malts dominant, some earthy hop character in there. Medium bodied, decent carbonation, dry overall. Delivers a palate with a good balance of nutty, toffee crystal malt sweetness and earthy hop character & moderate bitterness. A very drinkable Amber, it must be said.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westkyoto77 (545) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at Alfredo’s Pizza, Fortitude Valley. Dark brown, with a thick fuzzy head. Nose of stinky fruit and brown sugar, little hop tickle. Medium body, slightly sticky. Taste was a bit stale and unbalanced, but there were some decent malt, molasses and prune flavours in there trying to get out. Worth and other chance maybe.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Penguin01 (2) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
Doesn’t come any better than this. Has great taste and palate, why go back to the boring mainstream beers when you can this this most places? Costs a touch more, but well and truly worth it.


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