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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cantabrian (954) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2014
It wouldn’t be a bad ale, with citrus and pine needles on the flavour, but the aroma and taste of cashew apples is sickening. It kills what could have been a reasonable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Morboso (128) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2014
Didn’t get too much aroma, a little fruit, a little fruit in taste. My tastebuds aren’t working today. Nothing exciting or particularly desirable,bought on special, their hop thief leagues ahead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WheatKing (1323) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Amber white head. Nose is caramel, berry, mineral water. Flavour is pretty muted biscuit/caramel and British ale berry-ness. Nice carb bite, thick palate considering its deScription hints at lagerness. Alright.but quite muted, kind of papery despite having a 2015 expiry date.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisbroadie (15) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
From stubby poured to glass Ar: minimal aroma, a little bit of tropical but not a lot / Ap: Gold, clear, small white head with decent retention / T: Not very sweet, not very bitter, pleasant but simple? / P: light body, thin to oily texture, slightly carbonated, short bitter finish / O: Not a bad beer, better than 150 lashes, but not a great beer either. meh, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerO_Clock (11) - - JUN 19, 2014
Really easy to drink. I enjoy this with food or after mowing the lawn ����Give it a go! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggoldy (6) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
Great tasting beer. Perfect addition. To the James squire family will definability recommend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1827) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2014
Keg - Newport Arms, Newport, Sydney. Poured a clear, pale amber with a thick, lasting white head leaving a good lacework. Gentle mid fruit and citrus characters, a touch of grain on the nose and solid biscuity pale malt characters. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a medium length finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
Keg at James Squire Brewhouse @ Waterfront City, Melbourne, Victoria. Hazy amber, small head. Fruity nose. Mid sweet with light-medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Ripe fruit and grass. Salty finish. Dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottles don’t seem to be too friendly to the JS beers, at least here at this hotel. This one is the best of three so far. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, foamy, thick, short lived, cream-colored head and a bit of lace. Aroma had hints of resin and citrus, malt. Flavor’s like nose, tang is in front, followed by a bit o bitter and a tad o sweet. Body’s a touch soft and not to the advantage. Finish has some medicinal flavs that last a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
Had this one many times on my travel in Australia. An easy and smooth thirst quencer, really refreshing flavour of grass, citrus and some light caramelly touches. Light bitter finish. Light body, without feeling watery. Overall, a great beer in the sun, that you can get anywhere here.

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