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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (12163) - 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 (77) - 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 (16) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1081) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
330ml bottle. Consumed from the bottle, so I canít comment on the pour. The aroma has grapefruit and orange hops predominant. Nicely hoppy up front, almost more APA in style than golden ale, with plenty of citrus and a little spice. There is a little white bread malt in the mid-palate, with a clean hoppy finish. A nice sessionable ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Keg at Utobeer, london. It pours a hazy pale golden color with medium white head. Aroma is citrusy and lightly fruity with apricots and light pale straw and grass. Taste is medium sweet wih light apricots citrus peel grass and straw. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok pale ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombutlin (139) - 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 doesnít overpromise. Slightly cloudy, like a true unpasteurised beer should be

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smithld1 (90) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Pint of keg. Not awful but entirely tedious. Tastes similar to a homebrew lager. Maybe suffers from travel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2590) - 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.


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