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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2013
It’s a bottle I picked up in Seoul at an import supermarket in Itaewon. It pours a great amber gold with a lot of effervescence. The aroma was mild & fruity with hints of peach or kumquat...? It has a great body with a nice mouthfeel over a caramel malt base & a very mild fruity hop finish. As I continued to drink it, it started to remind me of Old Speckled Hen or other average run of the mill UK beers from Yamaya... a bit of a let down, it could use a better hop finnish which would push the rating up a lot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
Appearance: Darker golden body with a small amount of white head (1 cm) which disappears a little too fast. Small amount of lacing down the glass. Aroma: On the bad side of average. Quite yeasty, with some green plant-like undertones. Taste: Sharp, minerally, tangy and a hint of another taste I couldn’t identify (salty?). I was seriously thinking about not finishing the glass! Mouthfeel: Light and dry body, a bit too carbonated. Drinkability: Could hardly finish the glass. Have accidentally ordered it again (on-tap) and it was just as bad (I got mixed up with the JS Amber Ale, which I like).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Rose Gold almost amber colour. Crystal clarity. Medium carbonation. Poor head retention. Smell - Medium hop, floral, light tropical fruit, mandarin aroma. Slight malt detectable Taste - Medium carbonation. Medium hop, dry & yeasty. Some citrus in there somewhere. Slightly bitter after-taste. Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, dry and light body Drinkability - Light beer, easy to drink Overall - A bland beer, with little body, character or flavour. Printed on the side of the bottle : Brewed using toasted grains of wheat & barley with Amarillo hops for a tropical fruit aroma, Golden ales is ideal thirst quenching beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
citizensnips2 (6) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
A great session beer with just enough character to keep you drinking. Great option when in a common drinking hole and you see this on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (124) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
Aroma. Very feint tropical fruits aroma. Appearance. Pours a golden colour like the name would suggest. Taste. I can taste banana and citrus flavours, and surprisingly some alcohol flavours. Overall. A good beer, best enjoyed on a nice hot day with some fish and chips.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
can on a qantas flight nice golden colour with pure white head . not much aroma taste is surprisingly malty I was expected a really bad mass produced lager Some one else said it had some hints of Pale Ale - I know what they mean . not too bad and it helped to pass a long flight would choose this over Fosters Castlemaine and most other mass produced crap that comes out of Oz

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
On tap; pours an orange-golden colour with clean white head, a touch of lace; aroma is bland with a slight hoppy bitterness and some piney smells; taste is quite malty with some floral characters and a just the tiniest hint of some apricot; palate is pleasantly bitter with some great malty flavours lingering for a while. Overall a decent and very easily sessionable ale. I’m glad it’s cracked the Aussie commercial market so I don’t have to drink commercial bitter and lager every time I go to the pub.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a golden body with a nice white head. Aroma is lacking a lot its smells more between a lager and a pale ale no real hops or fruits here pretty bland. Taste is the same just a bland watered down ale with little hops and mild bitterness. Average beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3545) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Dobre, zwłaszcza z wyglądy. Piana jak kożuch, mocno się zaznacza na szkle. Kolor złoto miedziany. Aromat drożdzowy. W smaku średnia goryczka i owocowość umiarkowana.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dnomder (30) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
Smells of nothing. taste is reminiscent of temples esb, but lighter in a good way. This beer is a con, nothing tasty or interesting about it. Put simply it is somewhere between an Oz lager, like vb, and an American lager, ie bud. Would drink VB any day over this tasteless rubbish

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