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

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RATINGS: 136   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 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamesshaw (19) - - JAN 27, 2014
very hard to fault this beer. always fruity, fresh and quenching. light body with a juicy hop presence. great all year round. one of my all time favourites

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1180) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask in the Horseshoe NW3. Light pale yellowy gold in colour. Sweetish, fruity hop with something like lychee and passion fruit. Now I guess this should be drunk when it’s nice and warm, and maybe sat there in London with tempeatures barely above freezing outside wasn’t ideal, but I thought this was a pretty thin effort and the sweetness almost tasted a bit artificial.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Some ByronBay magic right here. Fantastic aroma of lychees I think?? Would definitely buy again

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crippledbrewer (45) - - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a hazy light golden colour with a white fluffy head. Nice aroma of tropical fruits and a bit of malt. Light bodied with lively carbonation, some floral notes and minimal hops. A nice sessionable beer for the Australian summer but not massively memorable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. pours slightly hazy pale yellow, small head. aroma of peaches, fruits, caramel. strong carbonation. peach and fruits, some citrus in the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottled (Thanks Kim S!). Slightly hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, crystal malts, some slight hops and toffee. Flavour is fruity, floral and caramelly notes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2794) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle 0.33l. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.


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