Brewed by Sail & Anchor Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Fremantle, Australia


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Australia holds a special place in our hearts here at Karl Strauss Brewing Company. After all, while on a trip through Australia it was the Sail & Anchor Hotel that provided the inspiration to start a brewery in San Diego. (...) Medium body with well balanced malt and hop characteristics. Pours a bright red hue in the glass, with lingering hoppy, grapefruit and tangerine aromas.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theodopilos (32) - - MAY 24, 2014
640ml bottle from dans, into pint glass, very little aroma, fruity flavours, good lacing, with a slight bitterness, very good session beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (185) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
Pours copper with light head but little carbonation. Malty with biscuit, caramel and soil on front of tongue. Possibly caramel. Great mouthfeel. Bit of bitterness on the finish that lingers nicely. Really like this beer as an experience. Glad it came in 640ml bottle. Got Karl Strauss touch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (151) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours ruby red into a tulip glass with a 1.5 finger head that quickly retracts to a soapy film. Aromas of sweet biscuit, vanilla and tangerine. Taste is sweetened grapefruit, biscuity malts and finishes with a dryness and bitterness. Medium bodied. Certainly not bad at all but doesn’t reach the standard of their Jack Tar imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3103) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
640ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s 190614. Good solid red in colour. Almost like a scotch ale. Big full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (966) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
From a 640ml bottle on 22/4/2014. Pours a clear amber with a falrly big head. The aroma features a touch of light fruit and sweet malt. Taste wise, it’s more substantial, with sweet biscuity and caramel malt, raisins, tangerines, figs and just a hint of cherry, followed by some pretty firm hops. The palate tends towards creamy and the carbonation is average. All up, a pretty good amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (538) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a clear red/brown, off white head, balanced hop and malt aroma, typical red ale flavours. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
Medium frothy head deep amber pour aromas citrus rich malts the flavours medium strong bitter grapefruit toffee caramel pine grassy note crisp on the palate the finish nice ale good hops rich malts lasting bitter decent ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1200) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
Dan Murphy bottle (14-May-2014) Sweet fruit herbal aroma. Clear red colour,low head&suds lace. Sweet herbal cider flavour.Fruit spice flavour&pepper finish, fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinhol (248) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
640 mil bottle from dans hoppy aroma red in colour with tan head taste slighly hoppy with caramel finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Very malt driven with toffee biscuit, mild herbal notes and old orange. Needs a bit more hop to it as it finishes a little stale

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