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Thorogoods Billy Bs Dark Malted Apple Beer

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Brewed by Thorogoods of Burra
Style: Fruit Beer
Burra, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lovely apple beer has been compared to Black Velvet. One customer described it as Bloody Beautiful.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
This was my pick of the Thorogoods range. Beautiful colour, flavours and balance. I am annoyed I only picked up 2 bottles. Well worth a try if you see it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (322) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cloudy dark brown with a short, fluffy khaki head. Upfront aroma of toffee apples, caramel malt, brown sugar and plums. Flavours are thick and sweet, lots of toffee apple but balanced by a nice sourness. Tastes like a really good Belgian. Moderate bitterness, lingering sweet sourness. Surprisingly sessionable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Light brown and a bit cloudy. Wild nose, brett, loads of barrel like charred port and also quite of fruit. Taste is sweet, balsamic without the acetic, lots if appley finish. Alcohol is hidden. There us some subtle diacetyl notes that Iím not liking but I donít get them with every sip. Fun, whacky stuff. Quite unique

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (2780) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor at the PBS tasting. Murky brown pour with a small yellow head. Nose is very sticky and sweet like sticky date pudding. Velvety smooth toffee, apple, pear and heavy fig and prune. Sweet without being too cloying. Very sticky like melted caramel. Lots of green apple skin and rumíníraisin notes. The 12% is nowhere to be seen. Unique beer and a damn fine one at that

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
Canít believe I havenít rated this already, Iíve drunk more than my fair share over the years. Deep red/brown heading to black, with quickly vanishing head. Aroma dominated by malt vinegar, funk, green apples and a little roast malt. Good stuff. Flavours - malt vinegar sourness backed up by apple. Medium mouthfeel. Slight bitterness from the roasted malt maybe a hint of chocolate in the back palate. Lingering sweet/sour finish. A second string act to the golden but very good all the same. Must go get another one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1194) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at fletchfighters tasting. Thanks guys! Pours a cloudy brown with a fast disappearing light-brown head. Aroma is plenty of apples, acidity, woody notes with light malt. Taste is sweet and fruity leading to a fruity and acidic finish. Although listed as a fruit beer, Iíd say it leans more toward a cider. You would never know itís12% either. Still bloody awesome though!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2429) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2012
got from australian tourists. pours realy dark red ( almost black) little foam, smells like rodenbach, tastes like a vlaams our bruin, mixed with apples. very heavy on the sour side in the aftertaste ( maybe too much ? ) yet very, very nice, way better than expected. try this one, folks !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours black with a small head. Aroma include apples, soft roasted malt and acidic fruit. Very interesting, very tempting. Quite acidic tasting, lots of apple flavour, but quite sweet as well with sugary notes, almost confectionery like, amongst the tartness. Not much underneath the apple, but delightful regardless! Moderately high carbonation works perfectly, very refreshing stuff. Ridiculously drinkable, especially considering the alcohol content, which is hidden perfectly!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle 750ml from the Local Taphouse shop. Full marks, I loved it. Aromas of caramel, grain, apple, and vinager. Taste is sweet, with subtle sourness, and light bitterness. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3061) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2011
Not much head almost black head cola like mild carbonation aromas floral apple acidity sultanas caramel vinegar raisin cherry flavour lovely apples bitter sweet taste then the sourness so good cider a floral like overtone well balanced acidity raisin sultana vinous grapes muscat taste a stickyness classy cider or fruit drink the finish sour acidic taste superbly smooth well balanced with all the other tastes fruit and malts so well done a lovely beer


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