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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jade (406) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2012
Clear golden amber with a frothy white head. Wheaty aroma. Empty flavour, bitter touches but quite watery. Sun down is right - you could down several of these on a hot day, but other than that, nothing special here.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sevenlee (1253) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt with the taste about the same with some faint citrus and grass. Quite watery and pretty ordinary. One of the worst of the Squire range.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Neptunius777 (38) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2011
345 mL bottle poured into a 25 cL Leffe glass. Slim pour with a foamy head. Light golden yellow pastel body . the aroma was light and crisp, with a suggestion of citrus . The taste was tangy, thin feel, fizzy and refreshing. Medium bitter finish with moderate carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apcandrew (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2011
Honey and citrus notes. Clean palate. Fairly light on taste, honey comes through.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2011
Pours like a pale lager pours. Almost nothing on the nose but comes across a bit better in the taste. I was surprised by this. Actually not too bad

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westmeister (1653) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden lager that is slightly darker than your typical pale lager. Smell is some light maltiness and a bit of earthy hops. Flavour has some hop profile to it and not just wet hay. There is a citrus aspect with some grassy earthiness. Definately on the high end of pale lagers.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
Malt shovel are really good brewers, Why the hell did they put their labels on these bottles?...This beer has little real flavour, hardly any aroma, it watery, thin and basic. Most homebrewers brew better stuff than this...

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2336) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2010
Another forgotten bottle I had stashed away for bugger knows what reason. In fact completely forgotten, I bought this back in 2008 for three dollars fifty, about when the labels became more Single malt whisky than beer.
Malt nose, some damp, fresh mown grass, chaff, hay and some honey and toasted wholemeal bread. Mild spice and burnt sugar, evident alcohol vapour?, all interesting and unexpected. Light amber body, not quite bright (chill haze?). No head, no visible carb. Burnt sugar and caramelised oranges in the mouth, doughy, yeasty and just oh so slightly buttery in the tail and swallow. Light body, spritzy in carbonation and heavy in the stomach for something promoted as a ’thirst quenching lager for all occasions’. Drabby, diacetyl licked, just not quite pleasing despite the intriguing aroma. Wondering about the manufacturing of this one (pasteurised?, filtered?), given this is an older bottle how it doesn’t quite keep! Another rating coming up to be fair!!!! (345mL, 01/02/09, The beer store Morley)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
345mL that was forced upon me by Tessa. Pour is clear straw, riveting carbonation. A baby meringue head dissipates quickly. Aroma is dump grain, corn, typical macro lager. Taste is watery, void, soapy, suddy, detergent, urine. Thought that perhaps this could be a nice all-malt, German style lager. Nope.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackbock (110) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2010
(tap) One of the clearest beers I have ever seen. Obviously filtered to within an inch of its life. There is some malt present, and an allusion to hop flavour. Very watery, not sure why someone would buy this as opposed to a megalager (which it is anyhow...) but it is very drinkable.


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