Brewed by Kooinda Boutique Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Rosanna, Vic, Australia


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
This handcrafted & unfiltered ale is golden in colour and is a beer to be enjoyed by all. The ale is delicately hopped with American hops & has a sweet malt finish and low bitterness. Upon entering Valhalla, the heaven of the Vikings, they received a horn full of Golden Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor, Perth. Hazy gold with a slight white head. Sweet, stone fruits with a yeasty edge and moderately bitter finish. not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7635) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is fresh and malty leading to a clean crisp medium bitter malty hoppy flavour. The bitterness lingers for a while in the aftertaste for a refreshing beer, but its nothing spectacular and not too dissimilar to Carling Black Label!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2011
330ml bottle. The white head crackles as it settles to a nice even layer of foam. Golden amber in colour with a fruit salad mix of aromas. Sweet with just a hint of malt. Clean in the mouth with a modest flavour and low bitterness level. Finishes well with just a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2011
Big white head misty gold pour strong carbonation aromas hoppy fruit citrus tropical maltiness earthy note flavours fruity papaw orange mild bitter grapefruit nutty caramel earthy taste sweet fruity taste refreshing aftertaste along with the maltiness earthy note nice ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3500) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle. Hazy gold, with a white head. Clean aroma of lemon lollies, flowers. Sweetish with citrus, pears, light herbal notes. Nice soft mouthfeel with low carbonation. Finish is clean and swift with little bitterness. Refreshing and gluggable - a sunny afternoon quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a murky golden-straw colour with a large, fluffy white head. Leaves some very nice lacing. Lots of citrus and dry biscuit on the nose. A slight sourness runs through the beer with a touch of corn. Lots of dry biscuit as a base for this beer. A touch of shortbread and mild yeast mix with banana and grass. Pretty good and very sessionable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2011
Slightly hazy gold body with short head. Some sour lemon on the aroma which follow through in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2773) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2011
Pours hazy amber with a large head. Nose shows light fruity and floral hops at first, with grape, pear and passion-fruit notes. Under that there’s a butterscotch not and a strong cooked corn note. Flavours are instead malt-centred, with cookie dough and bready notes taking over. Finishes quite dry with soft grapefruit hops. Carbonation is a pretty high, suits the beer well. Well made apart from the cooked corn character, that ruined it a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2486) - JAPAN - SEP 4, 2011
Beautiful dark straw yellow. Nose is faint hay and a tiny hint of citrus. A little tart at first. Seems to die before the hops make a late appeareance. The yeast is a little odd for a beer of this nature - almost a phenolic belgian lite. Doesn’t really do anything, other than quench, but it doesn’t purport to be anything else. Decent, but if I wanted a summer beer I’ll stick to more the full flavoured Stone and Wood Pacific or Little Creatures Pale for my personal preference. One for the craft virgin then?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle, Albion Hotel Newcastle Golden body, some clarity, holds a decent sized head. Nice aroma of citrusy/grass hops, not overdone, bit of cereal maltiness in the background. Medium-light bodied, good carbonation, quite dry overall. Decent malt body, toasted cereals and light caramels, all in good balance with those slightly fruity, citrusy hops. Moderate bitterness on a relatively clean drying finish. Nice sort of sessionable APA. Well made, not too over the top, quite dry, goes down nicely.

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