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


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RATINGS: 157   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1685) - 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 itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2006
This is my new favourite of the James Squire selection. Its got a strong orange colour and is quite bitter. Very easy drinking but still with plenty of flavour makes it one of my favourites. It is slightly fruity but I donít think this detracts from the overall flavour which is strong and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark gold to light amber with a big bubbled thick foamy ivory head. Faint hop and toasted malt aroma. Great lacing. Nice mild hop palate. Body is medium- definitely not light. A touch better than many Oz beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2006
Clear bright orange in colour with big white head, mild malty aroma. english style bitter hop flavur, citrus orange mouth feel. dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2006
Tasted 05/10/2006. 345ml bottle from 24-pack purchased at a small bottle store at the southern end of Montville. Orange-gold with a disappating white airy foam. A slightly sickly fruit hop character (paw paw, mango and peach) and a touch mineral on the nose. Dry lightweight malt character and slightly stony in the mouth, with a mild bitterness and metallic tang in the finish. Like the otherJS beers Iíve tried it is not quite doing it for me but at least it was fresh. Whereís the malt!?

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