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


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

Rosslew's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (320) - - MAY 2, 2014
Comes out straw coloured. But the first contact with the aroma gives you a glimpse of a Pacific island. Lots of beach fruit. Lychees, rockmelon, possibly mango come through. Has a spritz feeling before sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombutlin (112) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2015
This is a lovely session beer, not too demanding on the palate or liver. Grassy hops, pleasant bitterness and aroma that doesn’t overpromise. Slightly cloudy, like a true unpasteurised beer should be

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smithld1 (49) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Pint of keg. Not awful but entirely tedious. Tastes similar to a homebrew lager. Maybe suffers from travel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Aroma: grain malts, light citrus, floral hops. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some citrus, acidic, light grass and floral notes again. Overall: nice Golden Ale, almost a bit too much trying to be an APA. Pint at the Old Red Cow, Smithfield.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1192) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 1, 2015
On tap @ Rake, London - UK. Color: cloudy blond beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: sweet malt and hoppy nose. Grassy finish. Taste: good sweet malt and caramel, easy drinkable. Good attenuation and hoppy finish. Aftertaste: nice hoppy and wet bitterness with caramel. Really a beer that I liked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (5828) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015
Appearance: Hazy yellow color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Herbal, fruity and citric.
Palate: Medium (light) body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Pleasant citric, fruity and mild herbal.
Overall impression: Lovely session ale.
Personal stats: On tap at The Bottle Shop in Druid Street Bermondsey, London

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Draught at London Craft Beer Festival 2015. Hazy pale yellow beer with an offwhite head. Citrus fruity hoppy grassy aroma. Hoppy grassy,fruity flavour. A bit thin....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ANZUShophunter (136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at Glen Hotel. Pours hazy golden with fading head. Aroma is grassy citrus and this carries through to the palate with the hops featuring a both ends. Very sessionable and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
Lovely grassy aroma of hops in the glass. Pours cloudy pale amber with a thin frothy White head that lasts. Feels smooth in the mouth with dog carbonation. Taste is great; medium sweet, very light bitter with hoppy flavours leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Definitely recommend this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sponge_bob (1) - Bentleigh East, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
Love this beer, better on tap IMHO as it seems to pour with a creamier head. My goto at present. The galaxy hops show through giving it that citrus kick, and the late bitterness associated with the high alpha content of the hop. Great summer beer on a hot day!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AtronSeige (1011) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 19, 2015
Aroma: Medium-high hops, piney, citrus, Medium-light apricot. No Malt. Appearance: Clear, yellow body. Small white head, fair retention. Flavour: Medium piney, citrus. Medium-light sweetness, medium-light bitterness.Very dry, almost astringent finish. Crisp Mouthfeel: High carbonation. Light body Overall: Easy drinking, but the aroma promises more than the beer delivers. A nice beer, but the carbonation is too high, causing more burps than sips. The astringency is off-putting. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Danie! 6B. Blonde Ale

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