Byron Bay Beverages Reviews




mcberko
3
Byron Bay Cider
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a clear pale blonde with a tiny white head. Aroma brings out medium apples and green apples. Flavour is medium dry, with green apples and medium sweetness. Decently balanced and drinkable.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mcberko
3
Byron Bay IPA
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out metallic hoppy notes and biscuity malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with herbal hops, some pot and biscuity malt. Pretty herbal and dry. Decent.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mcberko
2.7
Byron Bay Session Ale
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma and flavour is dry, full of dry biscuity and crackery malt, only a touch of dry hopping. Boring but clean.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mcberko
2.4
Byron Bay Red Belly Mild Strength
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out light English malt and some bready notes. Flavour is extremely restrained, with bready malt with a characteristic English quality. Very boring but clean at least. Not interesting.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mcberko
2.9
Byron Bay Billy Goat Dark Lager
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out bready malt and caramel notes. Flavour is malty, with bready malt. Pleasant but pretty boring.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mcberko
2.5
Byron Bay Pilsener
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a clear a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light, with grassy notes and straw. Flavour is bland, with grassy notes and straw malt. Really weak for the style. Clean enough but boring.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mcberko
1.8
Byron Bay Premium Ale
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out biscuity malt and not much else. Flavour is boring, with biscuity malt and maybe a smidgeon of hops. Pointless creation. Clean enough but barely different from water.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mcberko
2.9
Byron Bay Pale Ale
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a hazy golden with a large foamy white head. Aroma brings out herbal hops, almost like pot. Flavour brings out herbal pot-like hops as well, with biscuity malt to back. Very mild, but clean and decently made. Meh.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mcberko
2
Byron Bay Pale Lager
On tap at Byron Bay, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out corn and straw. Flavour is a typical piss lager, with corn and straw. Even bland compared to craft lagers. Pointless beer.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

KeefOz
3.4
Byron Bay IPA
Draught at Embassy Hotel, Brisbane. Poured a clear dark amber with 5mm of off-white dense foam head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation low with fine bubbles. Aroma very strongly of pine resins and fruits; very nice. Taste of pine (a bit subdued compared to the aroma) and nicely balanced with sweet malt hints. Light to medium body. Crisp, refreshing and slightly dry with a long lingering moderate to strong bitterness on the finish. Very nice.
Saturday, February 27, 2016

StevieT
3.7
Byron Bay IPA
On tap at Southport RSL craft beer day. Good example of style, lots of resin bitterness on the back. Good stuff.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

mkel07
3.5
Byron Bay Sandman
On tap at Archve Beer Boutique 281215. Byron Bay Brewery does not seem to get a lot of love here in Brisbane, not sure why, but the only place that I have seen their beers on tap is at Archive Beer Boutique. I know that there was some confusion over where their pale lager was brewed a while ago and this received some bad press. I always find their beers to be above average and Sandman was no different. At 5.3% ABV it sits in the middle of the road as far as alcohol content goes. This beer is a seasonal release and poured a dark honey colour with a level coating of clean white foam that left a snaking trail of lacing around the glass. I found this to be a maltier beer that I anticipated and there were aromas of malt and caramel. The beer had a good body and a long aftertaste with flavours of caramel and a hint of bread crust. A good beer for a hot summers day and a beer that you could easily drink more than one of. I guess that Byron Bay Brewing brew beers for their local audience which I imagine would be sun loving surfer types, given the location of the brewery, however I could be wrong.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

StevieT
3.5
Byron Bay King Tide IPA
On tap at Byron Bay Brewing Co. 6% & 65 IBU’s. Not as hoppy as I’d expected but still quite a nice hop aroma and citrus flavours. Good stuff
Saturday, June 06, 2015

StevieT
3.3
Byron Bay Pale Ale
On tap at The Byron Bay Brewing Co. Pours clear dark amber, small head, medium carbonation, balanced hop hit. Pretty good stuff.
Saturday, June 06, 2015

Rune
3.2
Australian Strong Lager
Thanks to djoeye for sharing a 330ml bottle. Clear golden-brown coloured body. Low white head. Smell of forest, citrus and bread. Rather tasty with juicy malts, dried fruits, plums and apricot. Semi-sweet fruity ending. Fine bodied. Pleasing (Tromsø 16.03.2015)
Saturday, March 21, 2015

djoeye
3.9
Australian Strong Lager
Bubble-powered white top, deep golden body, some lacing. Aroma; fruit-basket, plums, apricot, nice inviting fruity hops. Taste; hops, grass, fruity malts, apricot, plum, almond, bread, mild grains - nice taste, nice feel, nice body. A really tasty kangaroo. [33cl brown bottle, 5.5%abv, BB03-03-2016 B@Kvickly Middelfart DK, T@SessionInTromsoe16mr2015]
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Nevalainen
3.1
Australian Strong Lager
Cloudy amber color with off-white stable head. Aroma is a bit citric and malty. Taste i lightly bitter with a long sourish finish. Pretty good beer.
Sunday, February 15, 2015

floydian1
2.6
Darwin Dark Lager
330ml bottle purchased from Karstedt department store in Hamburg, Germany. ABV now 5.2%. Dark brown pour with average beige head. Nose is faint dark chocolate malts and light citrus hops. Palate is medium bodied and drinkable with sweets toasty malty flavours and a mild dry hop bitterness to the finish. An OK dark lager but a lot more expensive than other German equivalents.
Saturday, November 01, 2014

mkel07
3.3
Byron Bay King Tide IPA
On tap at Scratch Bar 231014. Enjoyed this beer Solid IPA without being too flashy. Easy to drink, nice aroma and good flavour.
Thursday, October 23, 2014

mkel07
3.5
Byron Bay Fireface
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique Armekeggon 2014. Cola colour with a good head. Slightly smokey but not overly so.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

KeefOz
0.8
Byron Bay Pale Lager
Tasted 13/9/2014. BB 16/07/15. Poured a clear pale amber with 5mm of white foam that diminished quickly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation moderate and medium sized bubbles. Aroma of undefined chemicals. Taste bland with a slight metallic tone. Light body, a bit thin. Terrible.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

rollerton
3.1
Australian Strong Lager
Bottle from Kiel. A very good amber lager, I was actually surprised st how good it was.
Sunday, August 24, 2014

gyllenbock
3.4
Byron Bay Pale Ale
On tap at The Scratch, Brisbane, August 2014. Almost clear light amber with a small head. Fresh with hops, citrus and some mango. Also with notes of hay. The bitterness was medium.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

mkel07
3.5
Byron Bay Pale Ale
On tap at Scratch Bar 140814. Fairly decent pale ale that goes down well. Good flavour and aroma and would be a good session beer.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

mkel07
2.8
Byron Bay Pilsener
On tap at Scratch Bar 090814. Very clear in the glass with an amber colour and a tiny white head. Grain aroma but pleasant enough flavour.
Saturday, August 09, 2014

Danev76
3.9
Byron Bay Premium Ale
Very light fruity citrus aroma. Clear golden colour with excellent head. Malty up front with smooth toffee middle and a dry hop finish. Medium body with low carbonation.
Friday, August 08, 2014

mkel07
3.3
Byron Bay Billy Goat Dark Lager
On tap at Archive 020814. Dark brown in colour with a skinny light brown head. Thin body with good flavour that has a hint of toffee. Good without being great.
Sunday, August 03, 2014

mkel07
3.1
Byron Bay Rust Bucket
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from February 2014. Deep amber almost red in colour and carries a head of tidy foam. Reasonably flavoursome and a good session beer.
Sunday, July 06, 2014

StevieT
3.2
Byron Bay Pale Lager
On tap at Byron Brewing Co. Much better than I had expected, smooth, not overly hoppy, refreshing. Give it a try if your there.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

mkel07
2.8
Byron Bay Scotty’s Wicked Wit
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique 210214. Pale and pasty looking in the glass with a big white head. Thin in the mouth.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

StevieT
3.7
Byron Bay Billy Goat Dark Lager
On tap at Byron Brewing Co. Pours dark with a thin head, mild coffee aroma, quite smooth and definitely sessionable. Not over powering, just a well made beer that you could drink all day.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

StevieT
3.7
Byron Bay Fireface
On tap at Byron Bay Brewing Co. Pours a very dark brown, mild chocolate aroma, hints of mild chilli on the back, it’s pretty good stuff and very drinkable.
Monday, June 09, 2014

maneliquor
3.4
Byron Bay Fireface
Tap at GABS. Pours clearish dark brown with a small khaki head. Nose is distinct chilli, mild milk chocolate and vanilla with an earthy undertone. Taste is fairly mild chocolate with a peppery chilli kick on the finish. It goes down easy enough. Solid without standing out a huge amount
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MarkoNm
1.9
Melbourne Lager
Pours a quite pale golden color, clear, and topped with a medium white head. The aroma is almost non-existant, just some minimal malts are present. The taste is sweet, light and slightly watery. Slight bitterness in the finish plus a metal feel in the aftertaste. Drinkable and refreshing. But very watery.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

crazymorton
1
Byron Bay Pale Lager
Very mild lager. Probably good for a session beer. Unfortunately I am more inclined to hoppy Pale Ales so my comments reflect my taste preferences
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vanz
2
Byron Bay Pale Lager
A bit skunky, very slightly hoppy pale lager, hops do not compliment the malt very well. Not a pleasant drink.
Saturday, January 04, 2014

Grima
2.2
Melbourne Christmas Lager
Bottle from Bierpost!
Pours pale yellow with tiny head. Smell is malty-sweet, slight artifical. Starts artifical sweet, musty malty with some floral hops. Goes into a spicy malty finish with bitter hop flavor.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Rob_D_UK
2.1
Byron Bay Pale Lager
Had this on draught in the Mary Ellen in Newcastle, NSW. Pours a clear gold with quite a floral aroma. Bit of a bland taste.
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bierkrug
2.1
Melbourne Christmas Lager
330 ml bottle from a Karlstadt, Frankfurt and dragged off to Wasana’s Beer Tasting. Pale Yellowwith a foamy white head. Wet paper Aroma. Plain dry and slightly off. Taste is much the same. Palate is almost stale.
Saturday, April 27, 2013

stevoj
2.1
Melbourne Christmas Lager
33cl bottle courtesy of Bierkrug. Nothing special here, cereal grains very evident. Rough pour had immediate thick head, pale golden in color. Slightly sour notes, had us guessing at the style. For a seasonal, a poor effort.
Saturday, April 27, 2013

ALLOVATE
1.4
Byron Bay Pale Lager
Convenient twist top releases to reveal a wheaty, hay-bale, mineral-like nose with a hint of dried mown grass. In the glass it settles an uninspiring straw gold, bright and missing a vital on top. Gassy, soapy, light bodied yet it leaves a foreign lather upon the tongue. Dusty old hops in back, low malt tones mid-palate with a touch of apple and pear, and a quashed almost incoherent bitterness to finish. No length of flavour. Pretty one dimensional and flawed really! (33cL, BB 08/07/13, 1st Choice Liquor, Midland)
Friday, April 19, 2013

WilleLW
2.7
Byron Bay Pale Lager
Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma of fruit, berries and some malt and toffee. Taste of berries, elderflower and light toffee. And flowery hops. A little earthy. Medium body.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

mkel07
1.7
Byron Bay Pale Lager
330 ml bottle. Soft white head , very pale and clear with wet straw aromas. Thin and tasteless in the mouth. There is nothing that makes this pale lager stand out from the thousands of other pale lagers out there.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

ShaneJ
1.4
Byron Bay Pale Lager
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Pale , sparkling golden colour, looked promising in the glass, extreme let down from there on. Watery, boring. Epic fail.
Friday, February 22, 2013

Bif
2.4
Byron Bay Pale Lager
Pours a pale golden color with a small head with no real lacing. Mild aroma of malt sweetness, grain and bit of citrus in the background. Taste has a mild malt sweetness and grain. Weeak bitterness and a bland finish. Light body, smooth and boring. A non-offensive pale lager in an ocean of Pale Lager.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

bmeup
1.5
Byron Bay Pale Lager
This is another boring pale lager that is the same as all the rest. Just another grab at the craft beer market by CUB. The numbers in the ratings speak for themselves, try at your own peril!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

fonefan
2.1
Melbourne Christmas Lager

Bottle 330ml.

ABV: 5.2%. Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, sweet corn. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, sugary malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130112]

Sunday, February 10, 2013

fonefan
1.8
Melbourne Lager

Bottle 330ml.

ABV: 5.2%. Clear medium yellow colour with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, grain,, straw, vegetables, cornish. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20130112]

Saturday, February 09, 2013

fonefan
2.3
Darwin Dark Lager

Bottle 330ml.

ABV: 5.2%. Clear medium to dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light brown sugar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sugary, swet dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130112]

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Dedollewaitor
1.5
Melbourne Christmas Lager
Bottle @ Berliner Weisse Takeover Ulfborg, 2013. Day 2. Pours clear pale yellow with bubbles on top. Paper, grass and grain. Dusty short finish.
Saturday, January 12, 2013