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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9134) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2006
Fully hazy, not like pressed, but crushed pineapples; short lived yellowish head. Nose of apples treated with iceacid (concentrated acetic). Like an unforgettable salad dressing. Vinegar extracted from apples and fish flour added. And some apple concentrate. MF: donít ask. This doesnít etch, it lazers. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (5109) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
[2nd Low Countries RateBeer meeting] Apples in the nose. Hazy, orange coloured with no head. Taste is sweet, some tartness, apples and some wood. However quite unbalanced. sticky stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
Bottled. Sour varnish aroma. Cloudy, no head, dark yellow color, no lace. Very sour, sour green apples, very sweet underneath. Extreme flavors, for me just too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2006
[Bottle at RBESG] Brnyard aroma, apple, wood notes and cookie dough malt. very full bodied, sour with a note of alcohol which doesnt tell the 12%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Bottled@RBESGí06. Hazy bright orange color, no head. Sour, apple-like aroma, like in Cantillon geuze. Sour apple flavor, very carbonated - foamy mouthfeel. Long sour aftertaste, Australian "lambic".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (16926) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
Hazy yellow/golden color, no head. Sourish apple aroma, sparkling and with cheese notes. Apple flavor, sourish again, ciderlike fuity and with lambicnotes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8988) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Murky, deliciously cloudy golden colored body with a tall white head composed of large clear bubbles. Very carbonated, very fizzy, had to swirl it around to get a consistency I liked. Aroma is full of acidic cedar wood, white grapes, sweet red apples, brett-like yeast scents, sour green apples as well. When tasted it grabs the back of the tongue with a punchy sour apple and pineapple taste, though itís quite sweet up front, so it presents an interesting contrast through the drink. Has a lambic-quality sourness with itís own apple cider twist of flavors. 12% ABV but does not taste even half that - dangerous to drink. Palate is semi-dry, moderately thick. This is awesome stuff, a fantastic hybrid cider/beer that stands alone in itís uniqueness as far as Iíve experienced. Thanks to mullet for setting up the trade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
Thanks to Jeppe for letting me taste this fantastic beer. I got the last of the bottle, I guess it had been open for some time and I can see from the other Danes tasting notes (the same bottle) that it had changed a bit. Unclear yellow-golden, no head; Huge spicy apple nose, deep complex and quite warm, but also a bit sour, actually is it very much like a freshly baked, sour appled, not to caramelized, Tarte-Tartin with a very little cinnamon added (only very, very little oak apparent); The body is quite thick and extremely sour, almost vinegar like, it almost hurt to swallow it; it finishes of super long and very complex, like a very good condensed apple juice or condensed cider. The body and finish started out shockingly sour and acidy, vinegar like, but with a very little getting used to it became incredible good. This is a beer I would really like to taste again!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle thanx to Jeppe. Hazy orange colour with a yellow head. Sweet sour, light acid apple aroma and taste, bitter. Medium to full body with a sweet sour, dry finish. Strange, but ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25383) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle, thanks to Jeppe for sharing. Hazy golden coloured with a huge but fast disappearing head. Lightacidic aroma of wood, apples, unriped apples and glue. Light acidic flavour of wood, apples and glue.

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