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


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ First Official Randers Tasting. Small head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, little grass and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
34.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted and breadish. Dry and roasted malty flavoured. Vague metallic. Roasted breadish malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2015
It’s an amber. Tasted a bit bland and lager-like but it was ok. Better than some of the bigger multinational offerings available.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (985) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8410) - 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.

   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 !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Morboso (145) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2015 This one has been a surprise, for an amber ale probably a bit on the weaker/lighter side for expectations but smooth, with some chocolate and burnt oats, lovely head, very easy to drink but a relatively subtle flavour. I think this is a ok one albeit a bitsa a bit of this a bit of that that not really fits strictly into a category, re-rated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8293) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1945) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ychvirus (24) - 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.

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