Brewed by Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer
Style: Bière de Garde
Barongarook, VIC, Australia
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A French style Biere De Garde with spice and toasted malt flavour and aromas. Amber in colour with hints of liquorice and chocolate compliment this balanced beer which finishes dry with a slight alcoholic warming on the palate. Reserve De Otway is Brewed with Pure Otway Rainwater. This Beer is one of 3 in the Otway Trilogy Series of French and Belgian Farmhouse Ales other in the Range include Saison 2008 and Farmhouse Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3538) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours copper with a lovely creamy beige head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Smells of toffee, balsamic vinegar, orchards and the barnyard. Tastes sweet with a real hard toffee character. There are candy-shop spices too - ginger, mace, cinnamon, anise. Enough sourness to balance. I guess this is from 2008, but it’s hard to tell. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle (750ml) Cellared for 8 months. Poured hazy burnt copper with a large, dense, foamy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of barnyard hay with green apples, sour dough, prunes, caramelized dates, allspice and light notes of powdered ginger. Flavor was a mild (pleasant) acidic bitterness with straw, caramel, dried pineapple, dry pears, figs, muscatels, allspice, white pepper and a woody finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a lightly acidic mouthfeel and a good length finish. Very well balanced Biere De Garde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2008
Good thick fluffy head on a red /brown pour,good carbonation,misty looking.Seasidr aroma,citrus,spice,molasses,liccorice.Flavour liccorice,fruit,spice,clove,chocolate note melon,coriander,nice ale this,bright tastes.Finish strong flavours,slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2008
Sometimes you sit down and relax and then really enjoy a beer, well, I didn’t sit down and relax instead I had a big row with the missus, bu I did enjoy this beer. Dark coppery red body with a large off-white head. Couldn’t quite nail the aroma although it did have some pepper and a little dusty. Smooth taste, malt driven with a touch of spice and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2008
Well this is a break from the standard Otway look and feel. Pours with a deep amber colour with mammoth white head. Aroma is mixed spices and a hint of malt. Flavour is superb, initial bursts of spice, banana and sweet malt, this transitions to a drying finish of dark sugar and almost raisin/molasses finish. Very enjoyable.

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