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

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2002
VERY BERY DISSAPOINTING. Almost no aroma, and the flavor was more like water. I may not be an amber ale officionado, but I think this is a poor example of the style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 9, 2002
I’m not sure whether we’d call this an amber or a pale here. Pretty light in body, some prickly sweetness and dryness from the hops. Pretty well balanced, but nothing special. I’ll drink it next time I’m watching the cricket from Down Under or a couple of episodes of Neighbours but otherwise I think the US microbrews are better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2002
This is a nice ale to drink. Floral without being overpowering but a little light in the body. While a 5% beer it drinks a little like a tasty light beer. I certainly prefer a little more body in the beer, but for late summer afternoons by the pool...this is a cracker. Easy to enjoy and easy to get, which certainly helps.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Light amber colour, nutty sugary aroma. Sweet malt flavour, thin bodied, slightly bitter in the finish. I taste brown sugar and caramel. Borderline cloying. Quick finish. This beer is decent, but I don’t think that it deserves top honors for Aussie beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2002
Nice mouthfeel to this beer, slightly nutty and malty characters, better on tap.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jj9579 (3) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2002 does not count
Very good beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2002
Classic ’amber’ colour with good head retention & lace. Flavour has instant chestnut note but predominent hop bitterness. Nice coating in the mouth at the end. Better than the English IPA’s I’ve had but my bottle could have used more malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jed99 (6) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2002 does not count
Love this thick brew. A real mans beer heavy and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2002
Nice red colour with tight head, oily nutty taste

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
itsmax (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2001
Dr. Hahn has done it again with this great little beer. Great for savouring when eating out at restaraunts with red meats.


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