Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Golden Ale has rich ale flavours with lager drinkability, making it the ultimate summer refreshment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2009
On tap 01.15.09 at James Squire Brewhouse on King Street Wharf in Sydney. Thanks to kempicus for recommending this place. Orange gold, white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, fruity. Flavor is the same and wheaty. Quite light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
Tasted a few times - from can, bottle and on draught. Found it full of fruity amarillo hops, with some nice malt on the palate. Only complaint that it was a bit minerally sometimes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2008
Clear golden with white fluffy head. Distinct amarillo hop flavours: butter, honey, citrus. Flavour is much the same. Palate is light. easy drinking, well balanced. Good natural fresh beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Sampled in Adelaide. Quite nice. Well crafted with nice malts. One of the betters found here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1142) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2008
Can (on Qantas flight). Poured clear golden amber with some beige head. Decent aroma of hops (but from a can in a plastic cup on a plane so hard to tell). Thin palate with light carbonation. Nice balance of flowery hops and sweetish malt with some fruity hints. For a canned beer on a plane this was very welcome. Must try the bottle or draught.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2008
Carlton, Melbourne, Australia - Spring 2007 On tap Nice refreshing summer ale - notes of hay and oranges

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3681) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2008
Dark gold pour,minimal head,recedes to light foam cover,carbonation strong enough.Aroma stone fruit sweetness,a slight grittiness,butterscotch,peach,malt,very full flavoured,good bitter,finish is same,sweet fruit and bitter and a butter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle (345ml). Poured a golden orange with a tight, creamy head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of sweet malts, honey, orange citrus and light notes of caramel. Flavor was a light grassy hop bitterness with some honey, sweet malts and marmalade. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation, slight creamy/dry mouthfeel and a decent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1609) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2007
Chilled 345ml bottle. Zesty citrus hops on the nose, subtle hint of passionfruit, pineapple and grass, some grainy maltiness. Pours a clean orange-gold body with decent white foam and lace. Moderate carbonation, reasonably full bodied, slight drying on the palate. Decent amount of grassy citrus and passionfruit hop flavour, has a slightly sweet juiciness to it, only a hint of cereal-like malt in the background. Mild but slightly metallic bitter note towards a drying finish. A reasonably well made and balanced pale ale, could definately go a few in an evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2007
A clear orangy gold beer with a creamy, off white head, which soon diminished. Light to medium body and medium carbonation. Aroma of orange and apricots (from the amarillo hops). Rather sweet and fruity with only a very mild bitterness in the finish and a fruity aftertaste. . All up an enjoyable and refreshing beer.

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