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


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RATINGS: 158   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2013
Clear golden colour with a dissipating head. A few citrus notes but nothing that really stands out. An easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2013
Golden pour, quickly disappearing head. No real wow factor. Very subtle fruity hop aroma and taste. Feels like thereís something missing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2016) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
330ml can. Golden amber colour, off-white head leaving some lacing and aroma is malt caramel, fruity. Taste is sweetish malt with caramel, toffee, honey, oak, fruity hop notes and a light bitterness. Creamy mouth feel, light bodied, well carbonated. Quite OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2013
Itís 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 couldnít 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 (152) - 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. Iím glad itís cracked the Aussie commercial market so I donít have to drink commercial bitter and lager every time I go to the pub.

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