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


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RATINGS: 255   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuffWine (128) - Perth, - 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 ’best’ beers often available on tap... has saved me from consuming other swill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
345mL bottle BB 4/9/14 Had many, many of these over the years, just never got around to reviewing it! Pale amber beer, decent clarity, creamy off-white head. Somewhat restrained aroma; nutty, biscuity, toffee crystal malts dominant, some earthy hop character in there. Medium bodied, decent carbonation, dry overall. Delivers a palate with a good balance of nutty, toffee crystal malt sweetness and earthy hop character & moderate bitterness. A very drinkable Amber, it must be said.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westkyoto77 (522) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at Alfredo’s Pizza, Fortitude Valley. Dark brown, with a thick fuzzy head. Nose of stinky fruit and brown sugar, little hop tickle. Medium body, slightly sticky. Taste was a bit stale and unbalanced, but there were some decent malt, molasses and prune flavours in there trying to get out. Worth and other chance maybe.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Penguin01 (2) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
Doesn’t come any better than this. Has great taste and palate, why go back to the boring mainstream beers when you can this this most places? Costs a touch more, but well and truly worth it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (607) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
From a bottle. Much better than I had expected, well balanced and smooth. It’s a good option at most bars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Nice honey aroma with hints of caramel. Dark brown colour with reasonable head. Malty caramel flavor with nice finish. Light body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattjh (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
Very nice Amber ale. Has a nice caramel citrus aroma, amber orange colour as an amber ale should be. Very nice taste, mild caramel toffee flavours. Id rate this as one of the better beers in the squires range. If not one of the best i’ve had in that range.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Amber, white head. Nose is metal and bread, flavour is like crunching down on the coin in a casilopita, wtf is this... it doesn’t expire until November so it’s not particularly old. Even my macro-drinking wife couldn’t handle it. I’m convinced they bottled a bad batch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Clean amber with a thin head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Flavour is sticky nut, malty with a taste of booze. Plum finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dogbrick (8137) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Clear deep amber color with a medium white head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, fruit and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of overripe fruit, minerals and toffee. The finish is metallic and fruity. Not an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ngejo (245) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 14, 2014
Tap. Amber, red, clear, tan foam, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

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