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

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Rosslew's rating

3.6
   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (585) - ITALY - JUN 20, 2016
Colore giallo paglierino, torbida, sembra quasi una Weiss. Schiuma sottilissima ed evanescente. Aroma lieve, di frutta tropicale e agrumi. Carbonazione media alta, consistenza acquosa, buona parte maltata con note di frutta tropicale, una leggera parte amara ed. Erbacea. Una ale semplice e beverina.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilza320 (23) - - JUN 11, 2016
On tap at Stirling Hotel. Pours a pale straw colour with a thin head. Very tropical fruit hop aroma and taste, very light and refreshing. Perfect summer session beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
On tap at Stone & Wood, pours a cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma brings out floral hops and biscuity malt in good balance. Flavour is along the same lines, with gentle floral hops and dry biscuity malt. Clean and well-balanced, with a good finish. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ralphm (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Personally one of my favourite Aust beers. A nice hop finish a delight to drink

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (575) - - FEB 27, 2016
From Pacific Ale I was kind of hoping for a pale ale with Kiwi/Aussie hops. But I was wrong. Fair enough. Decent golden ale. Subtle grassy and citrusy notes from the hops with medium carbonation and not a lot of malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottled, 330ml from Beermerchants in Kent. Gold with white head. There was only a slight aroma on opening and then there was only a slight taste on drinking, the beer was incredibly bland and thin. No off flavours but just very little to get the flavour buds going. More a pale Aussie lager, pretty boring unfortunately.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bdo207 (3) - Newport, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
My favourite beer hands down. Florally/fruity aroma and taste. Extremely refreshing. This rating is for out of the tap, yet out of the bottle would only be a point behind. Very consistent. Only con is that I donít think I could drink too many of these in a sitting sue to strong flavour.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canadiankiwi (139) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2016
Cloudy apple juice colour. Poured from tap. Light beer though not watery, easy drinking but still provides a decent palate

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Awferfu (1) - Red Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015 does not count
Nice and cloudy with a smooth finish on the palate...lovely citrus tones. Best served really cold. Very good on tap but equally consistent in the bottle

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HopMagnet (17) - Katoomba, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2015
330ml bottle. Iíve tried different batches from different suppliers and still donít get this. Pours pale orange amber but with minimal carbonation and a rapidly disappearing head. Pleasant hoppy, grassy nose with some malt. Orange and banana hints on palate with a slightly sulphuric sort of mid-palate and little flavour overall. I was expecting much more.


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