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


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RATINGS: 256   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits and citrus, a bit sharp. The flavor is sweet matly with notes of over ripe fruits and light notes of metal, leading to a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2005 (Bottle 34,5 cl) Dark, amber colour. Filtered. Huge, frothy, beige head. Dry, nutty aroma with some malt-sweetness and a discreet bitterness from no less than three different Tasmanian hops. Very nice amber ale. Thanks to Pia for bringing me this from Sydney. 240205

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and hops. Flavour of malts, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
Bottled. Amber coloured with rich, creamy head. Light bobied, malt sweet and clean with rather low bitterness. A plain, very drinkable ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Malty and slightly fruity aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty fruity flavor with some caramel hints. Thin malty finish with some weak bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Beautiful amber color; huge thick head. Some aroma of caramel and chocolate. Very thin mouthfeel, light taste (some dry, metallic caramel); medium-low bitterness. Too weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11079) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Bottled 14/6/05. Aroma of malt supported by stone fruit. Reddish copper color with a frothy beige head that collapsed with some lacing. Medium bodied. The malt is mixed with fruit. The carbonation is medium. The finish is not very dry. However, the flavor profile is complex - varying malts mingling with ale fruitiness. Hints of darker fruits come forth in the long finish. Really decent. Upon reflection it reminds of Wychwood Hobgoblin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle. Nice copper colour with an average white head. Sweet hoppy and malty aroma, which appears in the flavour too along with some frutiness, more caramel and toasted malts. A good tasting amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2006
Reading the story on the label will probably last a beer. 6th DRG. Red berries aroma. Medium to full bodied at firts, but that waters out. Vinous flavor, like old Spätlese Rhinewine. Grapes, some rest sweetness. Just a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
11.65oz (345ml) bottle. Poured a medium copper color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted nuts, grains and light citrus. Tastes of caramel, toasted malts, and a very light fruitiness. Thinner body. Plain.

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