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

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from Dispensary Enoteca. Great, malty beer. Aromas of nuts and caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Amber, with a frothy head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Slightly spicy aroma. Dark ruby and amber colour, clear with reasonable head. Nice rich spice flavours throughout with a smooth finish. Heavy warming body with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2514) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (700) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1034) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 20, 2010
750ml heavy-glassed bottle into tulip glass. Pours translucent amber-brown with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is dominated by the sweet toasted malts with hints of apples, plums and liquourice. Palate is rich and smooth with a medium body and carbonation and those sweet toasted malt flavours before finishing with a subtle sourness and a slightly burnt aftertaste of good duration. Overall very nice and well balanced but I thought it was a little pricy for a locally produced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3059) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2010
Otway’s best beer? Probably, and a contender for Australia’s leading BdG. Lots of punch with a big malty, slightly roasted palate that is Belgian-ale esque. Some spice but not as much as the style would typically have. Tastes stronger than is sb 7% abv. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2011
Pours dark amber/ruby with a large head. Nose shows nutty malt and lemon notes. Pretty faint, not much going on. Similar nutty notes as a flavour right through to the finish. Also some solvent-like alcohol and hints of pear. Nice moderate carbonation, body seems slightly watery though. The nutty malt is lovely, but other than that this is somewhat plain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
Harts pub. pours a dark amber, with a small head. caramel and chocolate and noticable alcohol burn on the finish.


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