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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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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Poured clear straw, disappearing frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet, zesty citrus, light malt. Light to medium body, flavour is grainy vanilla, some floral notes, not much hoppyness. Simple and drinkavble, but not very memorable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6179) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a slightly unclear golden colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of grainy malts, some citrus and dried apricot. Flavour of grainy malts, citrusy hops, apricot, pear juice and some minerals. Some cardboardy notes. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5785) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of light malt, peach flowers. Flavor is malt, fruit, peach, flowery hops. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 181013

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are elderflower, peach, hops, malt and fruits. Nice and fresh. High drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10870) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, 4.4%. Clear yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, peach and citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, little sweet, hop, citrus, peach and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10828) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and rather hoppy - peach. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 171013

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
richie747 (39) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
Fresh on tap at Pig n Whistle, Brisbane.. Excellent hop aroma, plenty of passionfruit and citrus. Mild bitterness and an easy drinking mouthfeel. Perfect for a summer session.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sebilinz (471) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle golden body with white head wonderful citrus aroma taste is orange with a little bit malt light body aftertaste is slightly bitter with some malt very nice summer beer i am missing a beach now

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grainmerchant (11) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2013
A nice fresh aromatic summer style ale. Crisp and light in body, packing a nice tropical fruit aromatics. Not a blow your head off IPA a beer that should be enjoyed for what it is. time to crack another

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3705) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear pale golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Intense hoppy aroma with a piney touch, hints of pineapple and citrus. Taste is moderately bitter hoppy with a touch of pineapple, underlying hints of mineral. Light but aromatic - nice.


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