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Brewed by Stone & Wood
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Byron Bay, Australia

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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We were inspired to brew this style of beer by the European village breweries whose ales were brewed and delivered fresh to be enjoyed in the pubs of the surrounding local area. Draught Ale is brewed to be served fresh in the many great watering holes just down the road; therefore we don’t need to filter or pastuerise it. We want it to be served over the bar just like it is in our storage tank at the brewery. Brewed with local water from the Byron Bay hinterland, Australian grown barley, wheat, and hops, and carefully selected ale yeast we have crafted a beer with complex flavours and a clean bitter finish.

Formerly known as Draught Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Supertrev (62) - CHINA - AUG 2, 2014
Excellent aroma when the bottle was opened. I was surprised to find it poured quite pale. It is very clear. Tastes great and a welcome addition to the beer fridge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
Absolutely fantastic versatile beer with very well balanced and flavoured hops. Bottle fermenting is a little annoying as it can be difficult to pour a clear beer after a few Pacific Ales in the gullet, but otherwise my favourite Aussie beer of the last few years. Galaxy hops for the win.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (154) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 Bottle Light golden ale but unusually has strong citrus hop flavours with little hop bitterness. Easy drinking with a lovely taste. Very refreshing. A great summer beer. Had on tap later - seemed less fresh and less flavoursome, surprisingly, than the bottle. Didn’t enjoy it as much as the bottle. Lowered my rating a little accordingly.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2014
on tap at the hop factory on darby st, newcastle. very pale, cider-like appearance with a minimal head but decent lacing; aroma of lychee; quick and simple flavours - toffee and lemon zest, hint of stale cider. a bit dull. happy birthday, helen!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1766) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Rather lager-like in that it poured a lively, clear pale straw yellow with a foamy one-finger white head atop. Fresh and juicy aromas of lemon, mango and tangerine. Similar flavour-wise with a gentle pale malt sweetness finishing with a zesty, pithy bitterness of low intensity and short duration. Light to medium body, medium carbonation with a near watery palate texture. Balanced, crisp and quaffable but lacks bite and mid-palate presence. Nice enough but let down somewhat by the body and finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KBBC (3) - yeppoon, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Beautiful sunday afternoon drop with flavours well crafted to suit the heaviness. Smooth to drink. Good head golden appearance. Very nice beer. Best ive tried in a long time. Best consumed though by the 6pack on occasions. Not a day to day beverage.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mothroy (81) - - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle at Byrons, Kingston. Slightly cloudy, pale yellow and very little head. Bags of citrusy hops but overall a bit thin and watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1800) - WALES - MAY 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014

May 2014 - Keg at Draft House. Very pale yellow, pretty clear, two finger bubbly white head. Aroma - lager malt, light citrus. Body is light, medium carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste - toned down, very soft malts, touch of lemon and cream, semisweet lemon meringue, soft bitterness. Flavour is decent - just not enough of it for me. (3.4)

Aug 2014 - Keg at LCBF. Pale yellow, a bit cloudy, small white head. Aroma is very light with some background citrus. Body is medium to light, high carbonation. Taste is lemon, musty malt. This batch is overcarbonated. (3.2)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (218) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
Comes out straw coloured. But the first contact with the aroma gives you a glimpse of a Pacific island. Lots of beach fruit. Lychees, rockmelon, possibly mango come through. Has a spritz feeling before sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (316) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
quite liked this that i had from draft house very very easy to drink quite a floral fruity beer that you will enjoy if you can get it have it


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