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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Golden Ale has rich ale flavours with lager drinkability, making it the ultimate summer refreshment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2010
345mL bottle. Pours a clear sparkling pale gold with a fine head that settles and leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is floral, grainy and bready. Flavours are quite subdued, but reasonably well balanced. Light body with average carbonation, and quite thin on the palate. The finish is also subdued and leaves a bit of disappointing metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1105) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 From a 345ml bottle on 30/12/2009. Has a floral aroma, and a pleasant and quite distinctive sweetish, citrus fruit flavour, with some restrained bitterness. One of the best James Squire standards, this is a nice sessional brew. Pleasing to see it increasingly available on tap around the traps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle. From Tommy for Christmas. Pours a deep amber rather than golden colour. Small rocky head that feel away pretty quikcly. Some lacing. Sweet malt aromas with a little honey and some floarl hop notes. Flavours are biscuty malt with some home. A little hop initially with more hops and some bitterness near the end. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
Golden. The aroma is woody, hoppy with a light malt toastiness. Light body and character with a mild, woody American hop accent, light fruitiness and chewy, slightly toasty malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle acquired in Phnom Penh. Dark golden amber, small head. Earthy hop aroma is also spicy. Quaffable and thirst-quenching. Herbal tea qualities. Tea leaves. Not special but good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2009
Clear light amber colour. Passionfruit and fruit hop character. Fresh, clean flavour with good malt hop balance. I honestly don’t know what most of those below are describing, this is a good, hop driven summer ale that is way better than most Aussie beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle. Clear orange colour. Small head and bubbles. Caramel aroma. Mild wheaty taste. Light. Would drink again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours with an average white dense frothy head over a clear amber-orange body. Pleasant hop aromas of pine-citrus -tastes of same with a moderate bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle 345ml. Good aroma, but light-bodied and too sweet for me. Aroma has grass, yeast, and also some caramel. The flavour is light and sweet, with just a touch of bitterness. Amber colour, with a thin white head that disappears. Palate is thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 5, 2009
Very fruity, but otherwise a bit of a miss. Another easy drinking Australian beer that does nothing to stimulate the senses.

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