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Brewed by Tooheys (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Brown Ale
Lidcombe, Australia

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Is a robustly flavored ale made with top fermentation ale yeast. The beer is lightly hopped and black malt gives it darker color. The fruity ale-like esters blend well with the subtle hoppiness and hints of coffee/chocolate to deliver a unique beer.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (571) - - DEC 8, 2013
Mild nutty aroma, red brown colour with a white lasting head. Quite smooth, not an awful lot of flavour but a sound choice at most pubs.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Slightly sweet aroma. Black colour with ok head. Smokey and chocolate flavours with smooth finish. Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation, very creamy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (262) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at Kirra slsc roasted malts on the aroma dark brown tan head taste is roasted malts classic

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
375ml brown bottle. Dark brown, clear. Thin tan head on top with minimal lacing. Nose has caramel and dark chocolate notes. Taste has chocolate malt and caramel, fruity. Plain dryish finish with low bitterness. Light bodied. Better than I was expected.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
Darkish brown with a minimal pale head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, cereal, malt. Reasonably thin bodied, slighty watery on the palate, no sign of hops other than a slightly grassy aftertaste. Taste is chocolate malt, caramel, cereal. Nothing interesting but nothing offensive.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. This was a bit of a let down. I was expecting something with more roasting and character. Thin, lightly roasted, and rather blah.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1028) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle, 0.375l. Clear brown color with medium creamy off-white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, cereals and grassy hops. Taste starts with moderate sweet nutty maltiness, follows fresh grassy and mild fruity with light bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Not bad and at least not an Aussie lager...

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Orbitcube (1) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
Decent mass-produced ale. Unremarkable aroma, slightly grassy. Malt and light caramel taste with a metallic twinge. Not very bitter, easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
375ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a 2 finger eggshell white head that settles slowly and reveals some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is grassy with some hints of caramel and chocolate and roasted grains. Taste is a grassy hop and light roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate and caramel malty sweetness. Has a slightly metallic finish. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation leaving a decent feel on the palate. A decent dark ale that is worth trying.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Draught. Dark brown, frothy head. Light aroma us toasty, little bit caramelly. Taste is toffeeish, maybe hints of fruit and caramel.


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