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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 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.


Lunkie's rating

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, - FEB 3, 2014
Herbal spice hop ashtray aroma. Clear yellow colour fair head & lacing. Malt spice flavour. Smith palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2014
Looks way too light to be good - but donít be fooled. This beer has an alluring aroma which is backed up by a brilliantly balanced taste. One of the best Australian beers I have had (and unbelievably good given itís low alcohol content).

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
herring (6) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Totally individual. Fruity. Refreshing. Unique. Sensational. The only problem is that it is so hard to find. As soon as anyone gets any stock, it disappears.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankcolub (68) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle fermented beer, slightly cloudy yellow colour well balanced and fruity (passionfruit ) flavoured beer. nicely finished smooth hoppy taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Strong passionfruit aroma. Clear golden colour with excellent head. Fruity hop flavours, citrus and passionfruit mainly. Sharp dry finish. Light body with spritzy high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1987) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Hazy golden ale with a firm white head. Aroma is lovely citrus/lemony and floral hops. Slightly biscuity malt, too. Velvety soft body. Flavor is light citrus and floral hops. Really easy going but with plenty of flavor. Such a great beer and good for a few pints without getting too pissed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Supertrev (51) - CHINA - AUG 2, 2014
Excellent aroma when the bottle was opened. I was surprised to find it poured quite pale. It is very clear. Tastes great and a welcome addition to the beer fridge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
Absolutely fantastic versatile beer with very well balanced and flavoured hops. Bottle fermenting is a little annoying as it can be difficult to pour a clear beer after a few Pacific Ales in the gullet, but otherwise my favourite Aussie beer of the last few years. Galaxy hops for the win.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (68) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 Bottle Light golden ale but unusually has strong citrus hop flavours with little hop bitterness. Easy drinking with a lovely taste. Very refreshing. A great summer beer. Had on tap later - seemed less fresh and less flavoursome, surprisingly, than the bottle. Didnít enjoy it as much as the bottle. Lowered my rating a little accordingly.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6472) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2014
on tap at the hop factory on darby st, newcastle. very pale, cider-like appearance with a minimal head but decent lacing; aroma of lychee; quick and simple flavours - toffee and lemon zest, hint of stale cider. a bit dull. happy birthday, helen!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Rather lager-like in that it poured a lively, clear pale straw yellow with a foamy one-finger white head atop. Fresh and juicy aromas of lemon, mango and tangerine. Similar flavour-wise with a gentle pale malt sweetness finishing with a zesty, pithy bitterness of low intensity and short duration. Light to medium body, medium carbonation with a near watery palate texture. Balanced, crisp and quaffable but lacks bite and mid-palate presence. Nice enough but let down somewhat by the body and finish.


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