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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, - SEP 1, 2009
Many of my friends have raved about this, so had to try it. Poured copper red with hardly any head at all. Mild to weak aroma of toasted malt and yeasty bread, with a touch of floral hops underneath. Earthy flavour of burnt toffeeat first, followed by some nice malty sweetness, with the same touch of flowers hiding underneath and some rusty bitterness and a touch of spice. The rusty bitterness comes in strong on the finish, along with the aforementioned burnt toffee and some citric acidity. Lots of different and good flavours, but very erratic, needs the flavours to blend more or less flavours in the pot. Good but still overrated, could be really special with some tweaking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours s hazy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out bready malt, not much else. Flavour brings out fruity berry notes and bready malt. Clean and well-made, just leaving a lot to the imagination. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gonzin (182) - ARGENTINA - APR 15, 2016
Probada tirada en The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Fácil de tomar, disfrutable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NordicV (1943) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad till kopparfärgad öl med ett lättare smutsvitt skum. Doften är maltig med inslag av övermogna frukter och karamell. Något för söt och utan balanserande beska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teno45 (2) - - JAN 19, 2016 does not count
Enjoyable. Tasty. Worth buying a carton. Quite easily down a few in a session

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rors (7) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
This is solid enough in a world where Amber ales are few and far between. Slightly toasty, hint of toffee, subtle nutty finish. Does the job when needed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 16, 2015
Found notes from my 2009 Australia trip. Bottle to glass. This was a tasty ale. Reddish color, clear. One of the better beers I had there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. 250615

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle @ Christers. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, nuts, light grass. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 250615

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle, 5%. Clear dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, hop and a little dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, little bread, little nut, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ANZUShophunter (280) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
From bottle in English pint glass. Pours clear copper with modest head and a bit of ale yeast on the nose. Refreshing taste with nutty finish (as promised on the label). Easy drinking.

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