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


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 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.

DonTom's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonTom (8) - - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 I had to re-rate this beer. The first time I had it, it was completely different to what I had expected and I think I under-rated it because of this. This is a really good beer. Beautful aroma of apricot hops. A really sharp clean feel on this beer with a dry, only slightly bitter, finish. The lightish body and higher carboantion make it incredibly refreshing. I am really impressed with this beer, and despite its fruity aroma it is not overly sweet at all and easily sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (12456) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (552) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (12688) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canadiankiwi (135) - 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

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1091) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5743) - 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

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