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.

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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
stevoj (2663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2015
Slightly tangy, mildly sweet, very light bodied. Almost syrupy, more of a sipper. Not such an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
k0mpsa (1558) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from bws broadbeach, australia. Clear amber color, tanned head. Aroma is rich malty, some hoppy notes. Malty body, too sweet, burnt barley notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
climberbob (240) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into large wheat beer glass. Dark amber w a thin head. Minimal nutty and barny aroma. Similar taste w a slightly unpleasant sweaty sock aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 345ml. @ home.

[ As James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale ].
Clear medium red amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sugar, sweet malt, sweet perfume notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, sweet malt, sugary, caramel, fruity notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141121]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5305) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
light sweet malty aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, flat, light dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ First Official Randers Tasting. Pours clear amber with airy off-white head. Cleara roma of malt, caramel and yeast, with some hoppy notes. Sweetish, fruity and malty flavour, with rather faint touches of yeast and notes of hops and leaves. Rather watery despite the lively carbonation. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Okay but nithing really impresssive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11205) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Caramellic. Light bitter flavor. Caramellic. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ First Official Randers Tasting. Small head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, little grass and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
34.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted and breadish. Dry and roasted malty flavoured. Vague metallic. Roasted breadish malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (233) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2015
It’s an amber. Tasted a bit bland and lager-like but it was ok. Better than some of the bigger multinational offerings available.

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