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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (4700) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle, kindly donated by fajry. Amber color with medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt, red berries, piney hops. Sweet fruity taste with malt, honey,notes of piney hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gurthnar (1882) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is mostly caramel, light spicy hops. Sneeze inducing - weird. Taste is... well this is clearly overcarbonated. I can not sense a thing, sorry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (643) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle by Fajry.many thanks! A great English style ale! Malty, refreshing, tasty! It reminds of a Kilkenny and hence I like it very much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MisoW (1515) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Fajry. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is honey, floral, sweet. Taste of caramel, grapes, overcarbonated, honey, sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
XXXX (2) - Mordialloc, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013 does not count
Tasting with a cold, but enjoyed the beer (will give it another shot without a cold!) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
M_Sack (388) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2013
This used to be their best beer before the huge sell out and when there wasn't much else on the market to compare. The porter has taken it over. It looks good with a clear caramel complexion and light tan frothy head. Very subdued malt aromas. Pleasant malt flavours and a touch of gentle citrus flower on the end of the palate. Simple beer for knocking back straight out of the bottle and not thinking too much about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Draught at James Squire Brewhouse at the Portland Hotel, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Clear copper to amber color, yellow head. Malty, sweet, bitter taste. Grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (843) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2013

345 ml bottle bought at TASTE in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong.

Clear deep amber red colour; Very thin head and soapy off-white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Aroma of dark malt, ale malt, light grapefruit, caramel, toffee, molasses, biscuits, and very light straw; Fairly light sweet taste of light dark malt, with bread, dry biscuits, non-sweet caramel, faint citrus, and very light grass; Light body, thin to watery palate; Mouth feel is straight forward thin dark malt, very biscuity and dry with residual caramel and toffee taste without sweetness; Hoppiness - nose, taste and bitterness -are very mute if at all, for a very undemanding hollow finish; Quite dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: This one has good looks, good nose, thin body, not much taste nor hoppiness. Very easy and straight forward. No foul and no detour. An undemanding light summer refreshment. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Amber coloured with rich, creamy head. Light bodied, malt sweet and clean with rather low bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDD89 (12) - young, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
Very clear amber colour. Familiar aroma reminding me of some more standard pub beers. Sweet malty, slightly roasty taste. Slightly hoppy.

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