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


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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Keg @ The Old Red Cow. The pour’s light gold with a fluffy head. The nose is light angel food cake, soft sugar, plenty of dank citrus and tropical undergrowth. Great aroma. The taste is more angel food cake, donut, some citrus and tropical fruits. Mildly chalky. Very light body, extremely fizzy. Crisp. Overall, fairly decent, light but flavorful. A good ’lawnmower’ beer. Not demanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a pale straw colour with a fair white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, lemon, caramel, white pepper and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lingering passion fruit and quite dry to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
bottle at home ... pale golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft floral orange and cat piss nose ... way over fizzy ... light bitter ... light orange ... dry zezty fruits ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
An underwhelming summer refresher dominated by the distinctive cat-pee aroma of Galaxy hops. I’m not a real fan - probably cleaned up too much cat piss over the years. Looks good. Hazy, unfiltered gold with a thick head and excellent retention. Aroma is all Galaxy - vegetal, uric, sweaty and packed with tropical fruit. Passionfruit and canned peaches. The fizzy mouthfeel is grabby and burp-inducing. Too skinny in the middle - could use a heavier malt bill. Some bitterness in the finish. I get why this is so popular - it’s more flavoursome than the average quencher but it’s just not my taste. One-dimensional. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a clear straw yellow color. Lots of visible carbonation shown in this. Half finger of bright white head. Maybe one finger of head on swirling. S-- Pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and lemon grass. Really makes me think of a Pavlova when I smell this. Really good use of Galaxy hops in this. Just small bits of spice in this for good measure. T-- Lots of fresh cut grass and lemon grass. Not overly big but subtle and long lasting. Grass does die off and go to lemon pretty quick. M-- Light bodied and high carbonation. Not overly complex though. Gets a bit sour after a while and the qualities that stand out with the grass change to lemon. More like candied sprite actually. D-- Total session beer. Can have several.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jammage (1) - Kangaroo Point, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2012 does not count
passionfruit, floral, citrus hops. color: hazy, golden, medium sweetness, Pure amazingness from Byron Bay!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2012
pours clear and light gold with some pleasant fruity aromas, more stone fruit in the flavour and a subtle malt backbone make it a fairly drinkable beer, would be great on a hot afternoon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2012
500mL bottle. Pours clear almost straw with a nice light passionfruit like aroma. Has a slight doughy taste with the citrus hops and decent carbonation. Nice flavourful beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuffWine (117) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2012
Poured a cloudy yellow-amber with no carbonation weak white head that dissappeared almost instantly. Aroma a giant whack of passionfruit and cant detect anything under it. Flavour is good though; passionfruit-like citrus dominates with a moderate yeasty bitter following. Medium bodied and soft on palate with pleasant bitter finish. Refreshing and different, but not a whole lot of complexity here. Would drink in summer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 Bottle. Looks great when poured, but its all down hill from there. Packs a weak hoppy punch at first, then fades away to nothing. Well and truly over carbonated. Not a great beer at all.

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