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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2425) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pretty dece. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, thick, foamy, long lasting, cream-colored head, and lots of lace. Color is a lovely, clear, red amber with some tiny bubbles. Nose is malt, fruit, hint of roast. Flavor’s like nose, fruit comes out a lot more along with caramel and toffee. Body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, no odd quals. quite drinkable. Nicely done. Definitely best of the bottles I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
On tap atca place in Sydney Airport. Pours a deep copper volour with a perfect creamy head, that stays in the glass all the way down. Earthy aroma of some caramel, wood, and some red apples. Good balance in the taste. I feel a lot of ambers focus too much on the caramel, this have some, but without the quite big sweetness other ambers have. Some slight bitterness in the finish. Good carbonation, making it quite refreshing. Medium body and a smooth palate. It’s not my favorite style of beer, but this one is how I want my amber when I have one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
on Tap at squires brew house dockland malty aroma deep amber in colour nice malty flavour pretty good ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
netty (70) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle, kindly donated by fajry. Many thanks. Very nice amber color. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste od caramel and honey made ​​from spring flowers. Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dohny (312) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2013
Poured from bottle. Clear copper color with small white off head with bad retention. Aroma of caramel. Thin bodied highly carbonated. Caramely sweetness in beginning, some licorice tones. Bitterness is mute.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (5753) - 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 (2796) - 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 (685) - 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 (2216) - 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

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