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Thorogoods Billy Bs Golden Malted Apple Beer

Formerly brewed at Thorogoods of Burra
Style: Fruit Beer
Burra, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Our famous apple beer with its sweet and acidic tang, brilliant head, and big malty flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
50cl Bottle @Dangerous Bottleshares 7.0 thanks to Bursprak. Pours a golden, clear yellow with a small, white head. Aroma has.. guess what? Apples. Green apples, red apples, sweet and sour apples, some oak and some pretty tart notes. Taste is sweet, but with fresh apple juice, some slightly burning tartness. And at this point i realize: 12% ABV?!?!?! WHERE??? Sparkling carbonation and medium light body. Can’t understand where the alcohol is at?? Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
500mL bottle from Slowbeer Hazy orange looking thing, a sort of head foams up but dissipates quickly. Aroma quite funky, in an appealing sort of way - custard apple, oak barrel (lightly toasted), butter, light maltiness, white wine vinegar, touch of citrus & pineapple-y Bretty funk. Suprisingly full bodied, texture is smooth, kinda creamy yet with appreciable acidity & drying tannin. Body is sweet, but well balanced - ripe apple, toasty oak, vinegar, barnyard, hay, grapefruit rind. acetic acid bite on the finish. Amazing stuff - not what I expected - not just an apple flavoured beer, instead a rather funky beer indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottle Share 7.0. Thanks Nick! Light hazy golden pour with some lacings. Nose has apples and sour lemon. Taste is sweet apples, apple skin, lemon zest. ABV welll hidden here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2311) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle shared @ the ever awesome dangerous bottleshare #7 . Pours clear golden with a tiny white lacing. Aroma of red and green apples, oaky wood notes, sour apple cider, weak champagne and some apple juice. The taste is like a sour apple juice or cider with notes of dessert wine, pear, very sweet champagne, apple pie and some vinegar in the aftertaste. Pretty interesting beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1861) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
Shared at Dangerous Bottleshare #7. Pours clear golden with no head. Aromas of green sour apples, lacto sourness, champagne sparkliness, sweet apples, apple cider, light brett. Taste is apple mash, light vinegar, vanilla, oaky dryness. No alcohol. At all. What.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1176) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours golden with a small head. Acidic nose, hints of vinegar. Lots of apple cider taste, hardly any beer aroma left. Fresh sourness. The large alcohol content is hidden well, but still noticeable. Definitely worth a try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 75 cl, 2011 vintage. Pours clear darker amber mahogany with a small tanned head leaving small laces. Aroma is sour funky stable some.acetic touch fruity honey sweet astringent barrel. Flavor is as aroma well balanced puckering a bit throat burning; right in my alley indeed. Longlived apple fruity sour sweetish aftertaste. 12% ABV....cannot taste it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Pretty salty aroma, very tart. Bright and cloudy, not too many bubbles. Upfront is face squishing tart apple. Followed by a salty, crisp, malt backbone. This may be my bridge to ciders, maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, plenty of apples, acidity with hints of wood. Taste is medium sweet leading to a fruity and acidic finish. Very good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
I really liked this beer; very complex yet so well balanced. Hid the 12% really well, I can see why this is so highly ranked.

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