Barons Black Wattle Original Ale (-2011)

Barons Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Australian Independent Brewers

Style: Amber Ale
Woollahra, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewed for Barons Brewing by AIB

The first beer released is the Wattle Seed Ale, which starts with a blend of Australian and European malts, creating a rich flavour base of caramel with a hint of chocolate. The smooth malt flavours are lightly hopped and then infused with roasted Wattle Seed, bringing a unique and authentic Australian flavour to this fine red ale. The result is an outstanding ale that boasts a smooth taste profile balancing its robust character, an ultimately rewarding yet distinctive beer. Native Range. Formerly Barons Black Wattle Superior Wattle Seed Ale.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Golden syrup aroma. Dark brown in colour with ok head. Chocolate malt flavor with excellent aftertaste. Low carbonation with medium body and good warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Nothing particularly special. The Australian flavour is there, but not in the way advertised: It has that lagery hop smell and thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
[email protected] (backlog). Reddish copper colour, mediumsized off-white to beige head, that leaves lace. Aroma is nutty, caramelly, some crystal maltyness as well as some spicyness. Flavour follows the same pattern, but considering its 5.8 %, it has got a very thin palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
330ml bottle. Im just updating my records. A very nice beer. Nice malty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Aroma, backstrap molasses, malt syrup color, meduim amber hue hardly any head taste, rich maltness, then a molasses syrup taste, full bodied overall, ok, not bad, really heavy Molasses flavor, this was the best beer I had last nite!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (4531) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A: A tad lighter then a chestnut brown with a thin off-white bubbly head that was almost non-existent in a minute... S: Caramel and coffee malts... faint floral hop background... T: Mostly caramel flavored malts, coffee enters toward the middle before a soft hop finish... M: Smooth and a tad thin for my liking... O: Goes down easy, but that isnt always the point...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle from Keg N bottle #2: Poured with a thick and frothy layer of foam head while the liquid was a light English tea color. My nose detects a sweet aroma of caramel malts, honey, and some light nectar or pollen from a flower. The flavor is boring but I cant imply that it is totally bland since there are notes of sweet toffee styled malts, semi bitter hops, and an undertone of tobacco or leaves used to make tea. This has been a six pack that has been hitting a lot of stores lately and it makes me wonder who is buying this?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
As GT2 pointed out, I tasted a brew labeled Barons Native Range Black Wattle Original Ale - since this bottle came direct from Oz, a gift from Susan Tapper. In this edition, the beers as unusual as you might think Australia is: great red-amber color, plenty of malty taste (caramel, toffee). Plus theres sweet nut, chocolate...and molasses. This must be from the wattle seed. No way to tell if these are the beers "normal" tastes. One truly weird thing: I left the last inch or so in a glass, in the sun, while I was doing chores: the HOT beer emphasized the brews unusual flavors. Its an acquired taste, but rather nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4721) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Copper in color with a small off-white head. Taste is of toast, caramel, and grain. Aroma is of malt, bread, caramel, and light hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
355 simply guised as Barons Black Wattle Original Ale. (new entry?) Pour is clear red with a yellowish, creamy head. Pretty fizzy. Good retention and little to no lace. Aroma is roasted nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, almonds. Taste is rich, roasted walnuts, chestnuts, some slight chemicals, vanilla extract. Palate is a bit oily to numbing.

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