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

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2003
This is a lovely beer, nice caramel flavours and hops. Pleasant honey tones! What more, a great session pint!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Another cheaply pleasant surprise in the form of an amber ale. It pours a deep amber, reddish color with medium carbonation and a fairly pearl white head..medium in nature and long lasting. The aroma was definitely hoppy, some malt, and sweetness, and a hint of fruit. The flavor is definitely hoppy, but you know those caramel malts are very entrancing...like sweet apple pie. A tiny bit of citrusy counter in there just to keep the taste buds alive and well. Nice tongue coating maltiness...mildly dry finish...very pleasant and can be a session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2003
UPDATED: APR 7, 2003 Pours deep amber with a beigey almost brown head. Little to no carbonation, rather clear looking liquid considering the colour. Fruity aroma. Very sweet, with a hint of hop bitterness. Hints of molasses and caramel. Almost too sweet for my liking. IMO it needs more hops to balance it out. Smooth though thin mouthfeel. Re-rate draught 2/4: Much more balanced this time. Good lacing too. Still a tad thin. Nice hop flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Used to like this a lot more. It's a litle watery and bland. Nice deep copper color. Nothing special

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
deep copper in color. with a nice head and decent retention. good malty aroma but I didn't like the nutty" finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2003
Delicous delicate aroma of strawberry chocolates and smooth creamy palate with spicy cinnamon notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Orlan (25) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2003
Slightly fruity, slightly nutty - refreshing. Quite nice- Better on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2002
A very palate pleasing ale, nice nutty taste, and thought I could taste a hint of cinnammon.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 i used to think this was good but i'm getting bored of it now cause it's always what i end up drinking when they don't have old. dull but inoffensive caramel/nut flavour, dextrins stick to the roof of yer mouth, zzzz

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19967) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
Bottled. Amber coloured with rich, creamy head. Light bobied, malt sweet and clean with rather low bitterness. A plain, very drinkable ale.


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