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

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1579) - 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 (190) - 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 (241) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Draught at the Exmouth Arms, London on 12 April 2014. Poured a cloudy yellow, with a thin white head. Aroma of satsuma, honey and grass. Some citrus hop flavour, lemon zest and bready malt. Finish was flowery, with some straw and boiled sweets.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Keg at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours lightly hazed yellow ith a tight, white cream head. There’s definitely some tangy citrus on the nose, lemon in particular. Light sweet flavor with lots of zippy, pale citrus fruits, suggestions of brett, salty lemon, touches of pale bread sweetness. Light bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Cleansing to finish with more lightly tart lemon, hints of bitter citrus rind, a flurry of salty bite. Well, this is damn tasty; but it drinks like a Berliner weisse and I can only imagine it is not the Stone and Wood...well, I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mikas (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
Was consumed out of a stubby. Need to mix the sediment in the bottle for any real flavour. A nice light drop overall good aroma with floral fruity taste 22 bucks for a sixy..

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyhennessy (287) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
Light pale yellow colour. Spicy aroma with a slight citrus finish. Head is thin and white, and doesn’t hold. Some passionfruit and caramel favours matched with floral and malt characteristics with some spice. Very watery. Was expecting something more

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
Tap at Sail & Anchor. Slightly cloudy gold pour with small, quickly fading head. Passionfruit, mango, caramel aroma. Taste is pretty similar, light, fruity, very easy drinking. Good summer beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pjw (5) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
Tastes a bit watery. Very pale, as could be expected for a golden, it just doesn?t taste of much. Perhaps I just don?t like golden ales...

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2014
Herbal spice hop ashtray aroma. Clear yellow colour fair head & lacing. Malt spice flavour. Smith palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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