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

bottled
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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 donít 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.


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 (1171) - 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 itís nice and warm, and maybe sat there in London with tempeatures barely above freezing outside wasnít 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 (856) - 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 (20274) - 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 (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle 0.33l. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2850) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Hazy pale blonde with fruity gooseberry and peaches on the nose with a hint of butterscotch. Prickly carbonation, fresh fruit, biscuit malt, minimal bitterness, blackcurrant and brief finish. Interesting session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (264) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
on tap at Kellyís Mt Dandenong nice floral aroma pale straw colour light hoppy in tastes good summer beer on of my go to beers outstanding

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (243) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
Great ale for a hot day (like today) - light bodied - easy to quaff - lemony and fruit salad-y flavour - no overpowering alcohol kick - just bloody perfect for Australia - well done Stone and Wood! Canít think of a better golden ale Iíve had.


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