Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.) Reviews




mcberko
2.8
James Squire Orchard Crush Pear Cider
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings medium sweetness and crisp pears. Flavour is medium sweet, with crisp pears and medium juiciness. Not complex, but very clean and easily drinkable. Decent.
Friday, May 13, 2016

mcberko
3.1
James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings medium sweetness, crisp red apples and almost a little funk. Flavour is along the same lines, with medium sweetness, red apples and a touch of wildness. Well-balanced and drinkable. Decent.
Friday, May 13, 2016

mcberko
3
James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours s hazy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out bready malt, not much else. Flavour brings out fruity berry notes and bready malt. Clean and well-made, just leaving a lot to the imagination. Decent.
Friday, May 13, 2016

mcberko
3.1
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out floral hops and biscuity malt. Flavour is light but fruity, with citrusy notes and light biscuity malt. Fairly fresh and fruity. Solid.
Friday, May 13, 2016

mcberko
2.9
James Squire First Fleet
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a hazy copper orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out light piney hops and light fruitiness. Flavour is light, with some citrus fruitiness and biscuity malt. Very mild and restrained. Decent.
Friday, May 13, 2016

mcberko
3.1
James Squire Hop Thief 7 Galaxy & Mosaic Hops
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops and a little buttery quality. Flavour brings out floral and piney hops, backed by biscuity malt. Well-balanced and flavourful. It’s not bad.
Friday, May 13, 2016

mcberko
3
James Squire Four Wives Pilsener
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out grassy notes and a little tropical fruitiness. Flavour brings out lots of tropical fruitiness and grassy notes. Doesn’t really strike me as a pilsner, but it’s clean and fresh and juicy. Solid stuff.
Friday, May 13, 2016

mcberko
2.5
James Squire Jack of Spades Porter
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a deep dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Aroma brings out soy sauce and light toasted malt. Flavour is similar, with dry toasted malt and light soy sauce notes. Boring but clean, despite the soy sauce.
Friday, May 13, 2016

hawthorne00
3.3
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
Bottle, heavily discounted at Dan’s. Gold with a rocky inch of white head. Aroma of mandarins, mango, melon, hay. Light bodied, fairly high carbonation. Not very sweet crackery malt with pleasant fruity accents and a dryish moderately bitter finish. Low key quaffer that’s refreshing and tasty enough.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Morboso
3.4
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
Not overly complex, but satisfying flavour from low 4.2% alc/vol, could make this my daily driver. a little spicy fruit aroma, well balanced mouthfeel from start to finish, has enough of everything really can’t fault it for what it is.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

LRonCupboard
1.7
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Bottle on Manly Fast Ferry. It’s a stinker this one. Slight bit of hops on nose but not a lot. Bit of bitterness and light unwelcome sweetness. Also notes of cardboard. Thin on the palate and seriously carbonated like sodastream. Will definitely revisit thpugh since ferry options are limited...
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Gonzin
3.3
James Squire Stow Away IPA
Probada en botella de 345 ml. IPA de moderado amargor, fácil de tomar. Para ser Australiana está más que aprobada. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gonzin
3.5
James Squire Jack of Spades Porter
Probada tirada en The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Buena porter. Recomendable, que no es poco en Australia. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 15, 2016

Gonzin
3.1
James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale
Probada tirada en The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Fácil de tomar, disfrutable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 15, 2016

Gonzin
3.5
James Squire Hop Thief Ale
Probada tirada en The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Buena Pale Ale. De lo mejor que ofrece Australia. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 15, 2016

canadiankiwi
3.8
James Squire Hop Thief Ale
rated from notes: Lots of passion fruit comes through on this both on taste and in smell. Nectarine in the smell. Poured from tap and golden Amber colour with medium head. Soft hop taste.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MBlessing
3.2
James Squire Hop Thief 7 Galaxy & Mosaic Hops
Orange gelb, schaum ok fruchtig aprikose im geruch, Geschmack aprikose fruchtig leicht wässrig kaum herber Abgang
Saturday, April 02, 2016

beer-yum
2.9
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
Restrained aroma in a light yellow pour. Similar (restrained) flavor is rather watery - but probably OK for rehydration (if nothing else is available). Had worse.
Friday, April 01, 2016

NordicV
2.5
James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale
Gyllengul till bärnstensfärgad öl med vitt skum. Doft av säd, jäst och lättare malttoner. Lättare gräsig beska tillkommer i smaken.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

NordicV
2.5
James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale
Bärnstensfärgad till kopparfärgad öl med ett lättare smutsvitt skum. Doften är maltig med inslag av övermogna frukter och karamell. Något för söt och utan balanserande beska.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

AtronSeige
1.4
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Aroma: Medium-light hops, papaya. Light lemon, pith. Appearance: Clear, yellow body. Small, white head. Fair retention. Small bubbles. Flavour: Light cardboard, grain. Light bitterness. Medium-dry finish with lingering cardboard. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Lacking hops, malt. Major oxidation issues. Not recommended. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Danie! 18B. American Pale Ale
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Borup
3.1
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Bottle at Banksia. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, corn, straw, malt, citrus fruit and with a light bitter finish.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

DrNosha
3
James Squire Hop Thief 7 Galaxy & Mosaic Hops
345 ml Flasche. Bernsteinfarbenes Bier. HarzigerHopfenduft. Geschmack Karamell, Hopfen und Pinie.
Monday, March 21, 2016

MBlessing
2.9
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Trübes gelb schaum ok, Geruch etwas getreidig ganz leichte frucjt, Geschmack leichte fruchtige leichte säure, Getreide
Friday, March 18, 2016

DrNosha
2.9
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Vom Fass in Perth. Das Bier ist hier echt unterbewertet! Gelbe ganz leicht trübe Farbe, flacher Schaum. Milchsäuerlicher Duft, etwas rote Johannisbeere. Gerste im Antrunk, eher Lager Geschmack. Dann sanfte Säure.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

bigbish
2.7
James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale
An easy drinking ale, nothing to crazy. Kind of boring but smooth and easy to put back.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

sm89walt
3.2
James Squire The Constable Copper Ale
Keg - Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why. Poured a clear copper-amber with a lasting and lacing one-finger white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, mid-fruits and toasty malts. Similar to taste with a gentle nuttiness and earthy malt complexity. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation and a light to moderate bitterness and length. An easy-going session bitter.
Saturday, March 12, 2016

williamstome
2.6
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Gold pour, small white head. Aroma of corn and fruit, flavor of German or British hops, with floral and fruit notes. Thin.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

floydian1
3.1
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
330ml bottle. Clear golden with an average white head. Aroma and flavour has sweet grainy malts, pineapple and pear notes. Light hop bitterness. Clean quenching lightish palate. Better than expected - I suspect inspired by Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

bitterlady
3.3
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Rich good body, malty bubbles, unique taste, toast, sweet corn...too distracted to give it justice, revisit soon, delish.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

StevieT
3.1
James Squire Stow Away IPA
From a bottle. Well made, more malt flavour than you get with most IPA’s, could be hoppier but still a good beer.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

sm89walt
2.8
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
Kev. A clear golden yellow with a small and creamy but lasting and lacing white head. Has certain lager-like qualities as opposed to being distinctly golden ale is style. Grain, citrus and grass characters with some subtle pale maltiness. Not insipid but unexciting. Light bodied with medium carbonation and a low intensity and short finish.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

StevieT
2.6
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
On tap at The Sandstone Point Hotel. Well made, pretty much what you’d expect, drinkable.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Maris
3.4
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
From a 330ml bottle on 2/3/2016. Pours a clear light golden with a medium head. Has a very modest, light fruity aroma. Flavour wise, the primary feature is a sharpish lemony tang, followed by a pretty firm, dry, lingering bitterness, with some bready malt in the background. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. This is quite refreshing and a pretty good quaffer. Not exactly a flavour explosion, but it’s got a bit of character and is a touch unusual.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Muggus69
2.7
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
Draught @ Geelong Hotel Straw coloured thing, fluffy white head. Not a great deal on the nose - cereal malts, some faint grassy/citrus hop. Medium, almost lean sort of almost well-attenuated body happening, high carbonation. Again, doesn’t deliver much - light touch of citrus, grass, spice, but all a bit understated, as is the bitterness. Easy drinking enough but I thought that’s what 150 Lashes was for!?
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

sm89walt
3
James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider
330ml bottle. A turbid pale yellow with a fizzy and fading head. A juicy sweet red apple style of cider. A little sugary feeling but with a fair mid-palate acidity to keep things fresh. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and moderate length and intensity finish.
Saturday, February 27, 2016

bigbish
3.2
James Squire Hop Thief Ale
I didn’t write down any tasting notes, just an overall score. An ok beer from what I can recall.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

bigbish
3.3
James Squire The Constable Copper Ale
I didn’t write down any tasting notes, just an overall score. An ok beer from what I can recall.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

bigbish
3.2
James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider
I didn’t write down any tasting notes, just an overall score. An ok beer from what I can recall.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

bigbish
3
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
I didn’t write down any tasting notes, just an overall score. An ok beer from what I can recall.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

jonas
2.5
James Squire The Swindler Tropical Infusion
Tap at the JS Brewhouse in Melbourne. Pale golden, white lace. Low on tropical notes, or any really Quite bland pale ale. Weird I remember the basic swindler to be more flavorful
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

varanid99
2.4
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
Pale gold, no head to speak of. Grassy with a bit of citrus on the nose. Taste is some of the same, a little sour, a little malty. Bit weak.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

M_Sack
3.1
James Squire Hop Thief 6 Simcoe & Columbus
Tap @ oatley rsl. Nice amber/orange with solid white head and good lacing. Good aromas of pineapple, tropical and citrus fruits. Earthy hops with an a overbearing malt sweetness. "Hop thief" ?? Hardly ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 12, 2016

M_Sack
2.7
James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale
Tap @ the Camperdown hotel. Rubbish. Overly sweet. Yet another ordinary beer from James squires. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 12, 2016

beer-yum
3.2
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Citrus aroma in a gold pour. Balanced brew with hop forward start, tart body, and clean finish. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Muggus69
2.6
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Draught & tap pretty much anywhere... Had to try this after it came #7 in this years hottest 100!!!! Or not... but yea, pale yellow sort of thing with slight haze. Grainy bready aroma, faint floral sort of stonefruit hop thing happening on the nose. Medium-light body, really a let down on the palate, very little flavour, lager-like but not as clean, bit of grainy malt, faintest of hops, soft bitterness. A step above the macro-lager; not a big one.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

anders37
2.9
James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy weak caramel hoppy finish.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

teno45
4
James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale
Enjoyable. Tasty. Worth buying a carton. Quite easily down a few in a session
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

bitterlady
3.4
James Squire Sundown Australian Lager
Couldn’t get better flavour to match the heat of today. Probably odd to rate 4 beers in but that’s how long it took to quench me. Rich and balanced on the nose, couldnt wait to throw it down. The flavour hits fast, not complicated just a great balance of earthiness. Corn, old lemon, hop ghosts, one that you could drink well into the night.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

lrkmilani
3.3
James Squire Four Wives Pilsener
Good light beer. Very easy drinkability. It fits very nicely with a beef burger. Best served ice cold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, January 06, 2016