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

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niksko (315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours a pale yellow with some foamy white head that fades quickly. Nose is lovely, with some tropical fruits (mango, pineapple), a hint of heady esters and a bit of sweetness. Unfortunately, the flavour lets it down a bit. Taste is very light and refreshing, with some wet cardboard and biscuit finish. There’s a little hint of those tropical fruits from the nose in the mid palate, but they’re barely there. Quite disappointing actually.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1089) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
330ml bottle. Pale straw yellow colour, foamy white head and aroma of tropical fruits, passionfruit, pineapple, with citrus, grapefruit, mandarin. Taste is light malt with hoppy orangey earthy citrus and a mild bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, light bodied, medium carbonation, dry crisp finish. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mattress63 (60) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 330ml bottle. Unusual aroma for mine. Fruity and refreshing, pours cloudy golden, straw colour. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Incredibly popular beer here in Australia. Nice and very enjoyable. Good session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (352) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
Cloudy pale yellow with a thin head. Aroma of frosty fruit iceblock - pineapple, grapefruit. Pineapple and citrus are the predominant flavours, with a medium level of bitterness interwoven through the mid to late palate. A refreshing ale that begs to be drunk in multiples on a warm day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dDan (10) - - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Re-rate. Great fresh example of the English Summer Ale style. Fantastic on draught.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 Pours a pale straw color winch a decent head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of citrus, some fruit and bit of malt sweetness. Taste of citrus, some fruit and malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Nicely balanced. Good beer for the style that goes down easy. Comes across as very fresh and is very sessionable. Worth checking out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2013
Probably my favourite, easily accessible wheat/draught hybrid beer in Australia. Very tropical hops, not overly sweet though. Very sessionable and refreshing. Deserves the high style rating. Solid.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
I had thought that I had already rated this one! A solid session beer that lacks the flavour to be a beer i will drink regularly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
pale golden color. Lots of tropical fruit very light body, almost malt backbone with tons of pineapples. Slight bitter finish . Very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopRedHead (341) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Sipped from bottle. A nicely balanced, summer afternoon beer. Galaxy hops produce a delicious tropical aroma and taste. Mild bitterness. Very sessionable beer.


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