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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (869) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1469) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Appearance: Light brown, clear. Bubbles, good amount of light tan head. Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel. Taste: Sweet malt, some fruits. Nice. Info: 345ml bottle, 3/6-2013, 235/500

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alang51 (38) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
Tap at Portland hotel, Melbourne. Reasonable head which lasted through. Copper colour, mild carbonation. An inkling of hops to offset mostly malty taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
Appearance: A nice and deep red-amber colour. Reasonable amount of white head (2 cm) which disappears a little too fast. Small amount of lacing down the glass. Aroma: Subdued caramel, toffee, and malt. Not a lot here to write about, as each time I have tried this beer it has had a literal lack of smell. Taste: Malt and toffee, a little bit of zest and fruit. Enough bitters to balance the malt, but still on the mild side. Mouthfeel: A bit too carbonated, as it detracts a bit from the flavours, but otherwise acceptable. Drinkability: Quite easy to drink, and one that I could (and do) have regularly. That being said, itís not a beer to savour or to think too much about. Itís a nice BBQ lunch beer, where your mind is on other things.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kurtos (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
Pours a Bronze-Amber colour, Aroma of slightly stale cereal grains and burnt toffee. Taste of toasted grains, slight caramel flavours and a very slight bitterness. Overall. An average brew, nothing too good nothing too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Copper, Amber colour. Light carbonation. Zero head retention. Great clarity Smell - Light hop, dark fruits, cherry and plumb Taste - Light hop & malt, dark fruit, woody, flavour with slight dryness. Bitter finish Mouthfeel - Good carbonation, medium body Drinkability - Light beer properly carbonated, drinkable Overall - Better that the other James Squire beers, however still not one I would return to. Generic beer with little character Printed on the side of the bottle : Hand-crafted with Pale & Crystal malts & distinctive hops for a long, slightly nutty finish, this Ale writes another page in the glorious & enigmatic life of James Squire

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark bronze amber with small off white head. Falls away super quickly lookking somewhat lifeless. Aromas dominated by cereal malt. Flavours sow plenty of malt sweetness with just a touch of hop bitterness on the finish. Thinnish mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
peteraway01 (11) - - DEC 27, 2012
A crisp quality brew, a little cloudy and difficult to get a good head on it. Long average after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuffWine (134) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2012
Poured dark amber with moderate off-white head that didnt last. Aroma of dry bready malt. Tast of toasted wheat and a nutty quality that I enjoyed. Thin/watery on palate which let it down. One of the íbestí beers often available on tap... has saved me from consuming other swill.

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