Thunder Road Brunswick Bitter
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Brewed by Thunder Road Brewing Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Melbourne, Australia


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Sparkling Ale

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, - JAN 18, 2012
Tap at Albert St Food & Wine. It’s a bit of a concern that this is my favourite Thunder Road beer. I mean, I’m sure they’ll eventually branch out into something more adventurous but this is it at the moment. Anyway, it bears a reasonable resemblance to a Carlton Draught-type beer, with a subtle line of citrusy hop (Cascade or Galaxy perhaps?) woven through. Similar sweetish, spaghetti malt character to the lager with a tiny bit of toastiness to it. It has quite a familiar feel to CUB’s products except without the rough edges, which is kinda cool. More authentic-tasting and probably a better beer than Temple’s equivalent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
floydian1 (1284) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 29, 2015
Tap @ Carlton Yacht Club, Lygon St, Melbourne. It is a sparkling ale with light caramel and citrus (oranges, peach) on the nose and tongue. Mild-to-moderate bitter finish. Quite a lively mouthfeel with a light-medium body. Amber colour with a decent white head. Could do a lot worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at Arbory 210515. Pleasant enough beer without being to complex. Maltiness overrides any bitternes that may be there. Ejoyed this on the deck overlooking the Yarra River.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ddaedalus (7) - - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Great beer. struggles to fit classic english bitter qualities as hop flavour is so apparently aussie but very pleasant, balanced and approachable. great wine ester

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Keg at Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria. Clear deep golden, small head. Spicy bready nose. Mid dry with light-medium body and clean, crisp mouthfeel. Spicy and doughy with mid bitter finish. A straightforward, nicely drinkable ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3172) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
Tap (Heritage Tavern, Balnarring). Clear orange with a well-retained white head. Sweet and smooth - biscuity and a little peachy - with herbal and light citrus notes. Quaffable rather than interesting. All very seamless. Comes across as a (very) superior riff on typical Oz pub beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Light amber, thin head, light aroma has a touch of caramel and a touch of fruitiness. Moreish, slightly biscuity malt character w delicate yeast fruitiness. Aside from the whole "keg" thing this is quite British in character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
Growler from the brewery no real aroma amber in colour nice malty taste good solid ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (9286) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 First rating
Draught at Beer DeLuxe, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
As 4.9% ABV.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, herbal, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. Sweet, malty scent.

Draught at The Brunnswick Mess Hall, Melbourne. On July 27, 2013.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, malty, light bitter taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty, grainy scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muffel (144) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - APR 24, 2013
Golden brown with thin white head. Low carbonation, medium body, quite drinkable. Very malty, sweet with some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (2016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Very tasty ale. Aromas of wet leaves, with nutty notes. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.

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