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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 119   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (441) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle with a burger at Grill’d. Refreshing and bitter, with a balanced medium body. Not quite as good as I had hoped, but still pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
citizensnips2 (6) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
Great out of the ordinary sessionable beer. A lot of aroma, lots of passion fruit from the galaxy hops. Very little bittering, all up the front. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnnoIPA (2) - - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
Perfect Summer session beer. Very nixcely balanced. The aroma is pure galaxy/passionfruit, the flavour is fresh, fruity/passionfruit with a distinct yet subtle hop presence. On a Summers day there is no better beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from The Ale House, Chelmsford, Essex. Quite powerful but certainly not unpleasant floral/citrus aroma. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (799) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 Tap at the local taphouse. Clear yellow pour little head. Nose smells wonderful loads of Citrus, grapefruit and hints of passion fruit. Im sensing nelson sauvin hops? Taste is so easy going. light malt backing and little to no bitterness. Citrus shines through. Great session beer. Goes down so easy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (1932) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a pale straw, with a white head. Dry, light bodied, low to medium bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, fruity taste, grapefruit, grass, hints of yeast. Refreshing. (2012-11-21)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonTom (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 I had to re-rate this beer. The first time I had it, it was completely different to what I had expected and I think I under-rated it because of this. This is a really good beer. Beautful aroma of apricot hops. A really sharp clean feel on this beer with a dry, only slightly bitter, finish. The lightish body and higher carboantion make it incredibly refreshing. I am really impressed with this beer, and despite its fruity aroma it is not overly sweet at all and easily sessionable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2012
Best Before 25/Feb/2013. Poured a translucent yellow gold colour with a two-finger white foamy head that retained moderately well. Laced moderately well. High carbonation. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, hops, and possibly some citrus. Taste initally of sweet tropical fruits followed by a crisp hops bitterness. Hops flavour not over the top. Medium body. Sweet and crisp finish. Very refreshing. Best consumed as a cool drink as, for me, lost its appeal as it warmed up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 7th August 2012
GBBF. Last beer of a long day and somewhat truncated notes. Guess this must have been from a bottle. Light crisp beer with a semi dry palate. Light hops with a little mango. Decent. 3.5

24th December 2012
Hazy gold beer, little white head. Palate is crisp and semi dry. Minerals. Nice light tropical fruit hops - peach. apricot and mango in equal proportions. Light dry finish. A light and refreshing beer without ever being wimpy. Great fresh fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2012
500mL bottle. Pours clear pale straw with a thin white head that coats the glass. Grassy and slightly citrusy hop aroma, a little yeast and some esters. Mild malty flavour, some fruit, mild sweetness and minimal bitterness. Light body but a fuller mouthfeel (presumably the wheat), lively carbonation, fairly creamy and a fairly short finish.


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