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


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RATINGS: 161   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mattburns (114) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 I am finding this to be the go-to-beer in most pubs around sydney due to it increasingly being available. Easy drinking. Suttle aromas of flowers. Bit of a hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle at Cloisters tasting ... Thanks to Barry for this one ... copper ... sweet toffee and ligth orange nose ... light sweet fruits ... soft and easy again a tiny orange hint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2010
Just a little extra above the mass of mainstream beers in Oz.. Nothing here to make me buy any more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (3504) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2010
Tap (Barney Allenís). Orange, tight white head. When really cold - as it was served - itís pretty much like any vaguely decent Australian lager. Thereís a bit more body from well-defined malt and upon a bit of warming, thereís some earthy and citrus hops on the nose. If you look at it as an alternative to VB itís good (and I guess thatís what they were going for) but this is nothing much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjollnir (397) - 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 (1384) - 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 (1021) - 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 (15651) - 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 (5221) - 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 (552) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2009
Clear light amber colour. Passionfruit and fruit hop character. Fresh, clean flavour with good malt hop balance. I honestly donít know what most of those below are describing, this is a good, hop driven summer ale that is way better than most Aussie beers.

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