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Brewed by Scharerís Little Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Picton, N.S.W., Australia

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A traditional all malt beer, fermented in the traditional German method with a long cold storage. Quite full-bodied with a big malt start, balanced with quite a high bitterness and hop flavour and a dry finish. The Lager has a hoppy, aromatic, and sometimes honeyish nose. No added sugar, preservatives or chemicals; unfiltered and unpasteurised. Available in 780ml champagne style bottles. Should be consumed within 3 weeks of bottling.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1048) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2008
Poured a deep golden yellow. Complex flavours of citrus, hops and salt. Very interesting and complex in style. Not bland. Need to try it again to better get across it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2007
Tap @ Australian - Sydney. Bright gold, creamy white head. slightly cloudy. Nice aroma of meadow with citrus notes. Citrus notes thru the palate too. Pretty nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2006
On tap at the Australian Hotel in Sydney. Pours orangey gold with a white head. Served real cold here. Has a medium hop bitterness. The finish has a nice cloying, not drying bitter flavor. Slight citrus tartness at the end. This was delicious with kangaroo pie.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2006
Light orange in the glass with a thin head, nothing remarkable. Aromatic nose, sweet malts, a touch herbal. Smells more ale than lager. Nose repeats early on the palate but fades somewhat, finishing subdued but with some hoppiness. I reckon this should be better given the reputation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1441) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
Spicy hop malt aroma. Cloudy amber colour with good head and lacing. Hop malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1283) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
20 Aug 2005 (Moodyís ACT) - Sweet luscious fruit malt aroma. Cloudy orange-brown colour, with good sheet lacing. Big sweet fruit flavour. Medium mouthfeel, fruity lingering flavour with some tang. Overall - Lacks some hop complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8530) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
Pale golden beer, thin white head. Nice big spicy hop aroma, bready malt and a very fresh yeasty aroma and flavour. Long sweet malt finish mixed with spicy noble hops. Really has the guts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
Tap at The Australian: Hazy gold with a thin head around the rim of the glass, though with a very fine bead that sparkled quite hypnotically. Musty pale malts in the aroma, followed by fruity hop notes (peaches and apricots). The flavour is restrained but sublime - honeyed pale malts, superb butterscotch diacetyls, and subtle fruity hops. Wonderful! Far and away the best Pale Lager I have encountered. A landmark in the Australian beer topography.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1417) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 One of the most flavoursome lagers in Australia. (And yes, I know the competition is thin.) Made to be drunk within three weeks of bottling - which is a fine excuse to knock it off as soon as you buy it. It pours a classic lager gold colour with a thin white head. The nose is fresh and zesty, with sweetish notes. Itís thin-to-medium-bodied and creamy. Thereís fruit at the front of the mouth - grapefruit notes and a hint of sweet apples. The finish is surprisingly hoppy - in fact, slightly jarring. Not quite up to the standard of the bock. (Bottle)

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2004
Cloudy straw colour with spritzy white head, disipated quickly. Fruity flavour mild bitter aftertaste.


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