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


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Golden Ale has rich ale flavours with lager drinkability, making it the ultimate summer refreshment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1314) - 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 (5394) - 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 (3909) - 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 (2142) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rizzo (13) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2007
Speculator light. Amarillo hops dominate but nowhere near as intense or bitter as it’s big brother. Can be a little too cloying for a session thought.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkFaerytale (21) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2007
bottle - beautifull looking beer, clear orange, nice white head that lasted about half way down the glass (schooner) aroma is sweet citrus flavour balances nicely with the bitterness. a great beer to have with friends over a nice chicken salad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle. Nose is citrus and apricot balanced with sweet toasty cereal malt. Flavour is more cereal malt developing a bitterness throughout. Finish is fresh and thirst quenching at first, but becomes a little bit cloying and sweet as you go on. An ok but unremarkable ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2007
Delicious malty aroma. Head dies away almost immediately. Very nice rich coppery colour. Feels nice in the mouth with hoppy flavours with a touch of bitterness. Apparently one of the most popular brews at the brewhouse in Melbourne.

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