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Stone & Wood Jasper Ale

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Brewed by Stone & Wood
Style: Altbier
Byron Bay, Australia

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Reflecting the red volcanic soil of our hinterland and brewed from a blend of pale and crystal malts, Jasper Ale is deep red, has a rich malt character and is well balanced with a firm spicy hop bitterness.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RafeAU (108) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Dark brown lager, nice and fresh on tap with more flavour than most lagers but not too exciting for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (520) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at Grill'd, Brisbane. Quite a unique one, this. Nose of prunes, wet rags, rotten veggies- stinky good. Dark toffee brown, medium creamy head. Starts a little dank, but sweetness comes through in the end- cherries. Medium body, light carbonation. Fruity, spicy and quite deep. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rangi (579) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
From what I remember this was a low key easily drinkable ale. Caramel malt was the subtle flavor that dominated the beer for me and slowly as the beer warmed grew on me. Easily drinkable nothing to rave about but worth a pint.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (496) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle - pours deep ruby with a big off white head. First sniff the head was soapy with a slight metallic twinge, after, a swirl the rich dried fruit almost port aroma came through. Rich plum taste up from with a lingering fruit finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but nice drop.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (906) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
500ml bottle. BB 2Mar14. Poured a translucent garnet red colour with a three- to four-finger beige foamy head that retained well and left suds rings on the glass. High carbonation as seen by numerous small bubbles forming trails. Aroma subtly of sweet caramel malt. Taste of sweet caramel with any influence of hops absent. Light body. Smooth finish. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
On tap at Draft House Charlotte, London. Ruddy brown, creamy head. Toffee nose and taste with dry citrus kicking in towards the finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
Draught, part of a tasting paddle, at Union Hotel in Newtown, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.
Hazy copper color, tan head. Hoppy, malty, a bit roasted taste. Mineral, malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel with a bit high co2, medium bitterness to the dry side. Sweet, malty, fruity scent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Very dark copper colour with flecks of red throughout. Deep thick creamy head of brown foam. Lots of caramel malt in the aroma, sweet. Biscuity malt flavour which is quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
Ruby red. Malt, spice and rum on both the nose and palate. A pleasant and enjoyable beer that just fails to step into that next category of flavour and texture that it promises to do. A common fault with stone & wood in my view, although perhaps in keeping with a laid back, relaxed Byron bay culture -

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with some fresh fruit, a little toast and hops. Fairly subdued flavour, medium sweetness and low bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation and a lingering finish.


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