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Brewed by Swell Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
McLaren Vale, Australia


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
This Amber Ale has toasty, malt biscuit flavours on the palate, coupled with hoppy freshness and unique yeast flavours creating a complex but very balanced easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
varanid99 (1007) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2016
Dark amber with a thin off white head which fades quickly. Toffee/burnt sugar aroma, sweet dried fruit as well. Taste is malty, slightly burnt sugar, not much else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2015
500ml bottle into glass. Clean distant hop nose. Hazy bronze beer with lasting white head. Irregular carbonation. Crisp in the mouth, a little zing. Excellent finish, tastes like a malt biscuit. Very similar to James Squire Amber Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from Melbourne Street Fine Wine Cellars. Fantastic aroma, love the sweet burned raisin smell. It does lack in taste, yet there is a slight salty bitterness to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShaneJ (822) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Taster at Canberra Small Brewers Beer Festival. Dark amber, not much head, mild caramel/toffee characters, mild bitterness, gassy hops. Ok, nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
HTH with Tall poppy (8-wired) at Vale Ale head quarters: Another jejune amber ale. No complexity - in fact it was flavourless - with a watery mouthfeel. Not the best.

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