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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnnoIPA (2) - - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
Perfect Summer session beer. Very nixcely balanced. The aroma is pure galaxy/passionfruit, the flavour is fresh, fruity/passionfruit with a distinct yet subtle hop presence. On a Summers day there is no better beer.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (219) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
Great ale for a hot day (like today) - light bodied - easy to quaff - lemony and fruit salad-y flavour - no overpowering alcohol kick - just bloody perfect for Australia - well done Stone and Wood! Canít think of a better golden ale Iíve had.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jammage (1) - Kangaroo Point, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2012 does not count
passionfruit, floral, citrus hops. color: hazy, golden, medium sweetness, Pure amazingness from Byron Bay!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dDan (10) - - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Re-rate. Great fresh example of the English Summer Ale style. Fantastic on draught.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Some ByronBay magic right here. Fantastic aroma of lychees I think?? Would definitely buy again

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamesshaw (19) - - JAN 27, 2014
very hard to fault this beer. always fruity, fresh and quenching. light body with a juicy hop presence. great all year round. one of my all time favourites

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greatbeer (1) - USA - MAR 1, 2009 does not count
I had this beer at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay.....I thought it was great. Unfilterred with a cloudy pale apperance, tight head with good head retention and an amazing aroma (pretty sure its Galaxy hops). The aroma is really fresh, almost fruit salad. It finishes dry with lower bitterness, had a few in one sitting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
filiy (28) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2011
Pours a nice cloudy golden straw color, great head that lasts. Aroma of fruity and maltyness. Not a strong taste but a bit sweet with hints of hop and fruit. Mouthfeel is quite carbonated and not too long. Nice tasting beer, quite refreshing, easy drinking, great on a hot day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonTom (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KBBC (3) - yeppoon, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Beautiful sunday afternoon drop with flavours well crafted to suit the heaviness. Smooth to drink. Good head golden appearance. Very nice beer. Best ive tried in a long time. Best consumed though by the 6pack on occasions. Not a day to day beverage.


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