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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1265) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2011
750mL skittle Champagne bottle Ruby body, bit of haze, supports a sizeable fluffy white head. Subdued aroma. Caramel, toasty/biscuity malts, hint of woody and earthy spices, some faint red fruit esters. Carbonation is quite low, medium bodied. Nice sweet malts on the body, good bit of caramel, biscuit and toasted nuts. Fruity esters with some nice cherry and raspberry undertones. Low bitterness on finish, hint of spice lingers. Not a style i’ve come across much of, so it’s hard to know how to compare it. Certainly enjoy the malt character and sublties about the overall character of the beer. Spose a bit more carbonation would be nice to give it some texture, but it’s not bad overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to Dlau. Pours a dark brown with smallish tan coloured head. Aromas of sweet malt, some stone fruit and a touch of alcohol. Not too bad. Flavours are pretty much the same. Biscuity malt and some alcohol. Probably the best of their beers that I have had.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3316) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2010
Maybe I missed something but this didn’t go down well at all. Quite alcoholic without giving too much back in flavour. I referred to this a like rubbing alcohol and unfortunately that’s a very apt description.


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