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Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delicious English-style ale to drink while drifting down the Thames or basking in a meadow. Using wild bush honey and a single hop (Bramling Cross), this ale is unfiltered, unpasteurised, keg-conditioned and has no added chemicals. It’s an all-natural real ale, deep golden amber with rich honey flavours and aromas.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique May 2013. Quite a decent Amber ale this one. Good colour and head, malty without being overly so. Slightly bitter sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Mild honey aroma. Cloudy amber golden colour with good head. Very smooth honey flavour with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonTom (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
Very easy to drink beer. A lovely amber colour, but definitely a lighter beer than I thought it would be. A nice smack of honey on the nose, but definitely more subtle to taste, though the honey is still there, with a spicy middle and finish. Carboantion quite high, which I did not expect, but makes it very refreshing on a summer day. I could drink a few of these, very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3312) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2012
Deep amber pour large frothy head medium carbonation aromas earthy hops honey real bush touch some fruit citrussy the flavours lemon mamalade taste dark honey woody taste caramel mild grapefruit and spice touch flavors fairly good on the palate finish wild honey a good touch malty goodness and smooth spices fruity hops a fairly sweet ale quite enjoyable

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours dark amber with a massive head. Nose shows honey with dry bark characters, soft spicy notes and a little bready malt. Flavours instead focus of grainy malt and honey, with little else to pick things up. Some spicy hops. Body feels a bit too light. Could be a an ideal spring quaffer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2509) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Tap at GABS. Reddish bronze with a beige head. Aroma of honey, nuts, flowers. Light-bodied, but the (interesting) honey fills it out - very pleasing texture. Taste is mildly sweet with honey, toast, nuts. Balancing bitterness with some spices. Good. [3.4]

Bottle. As above, but it’s a bit fizzy in the bottle and adds an unwelcome astringency. The honey’s the star here, but the dry and bitter finish sets it off nicely.


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