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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was one finger high and off white. Smelled of caramel and hay. Medium bodied and sweet without any significant bitterness. Caramel, toffee, and subdued earthy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
dark amber colouring, can taste the wattle seeds. background of caramel. not the best, but can do a lot worse

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Clear deep amber, nice tan head, some lacing. Aromas of malt and spice and something else I cant place. Taste of caramel and dough. Different, but not necessarily in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Amber brown in color. Wheat, malted barley, dark chocolate, and hazelnut aromas. Earthy flavor, nutty, with a bubbly tingle, hazelnut and a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2010
This is an interesting beer that is taking a uniquely Australian angle on a pretty normal Amber ale. The beer is quite dark copper in colour and the aroma has good malt aroma with that typical Aussie bush smell to it. Its hard to identify wattle per se, but I dont think Ive ever seriously smelt wattle. A nice quite full beer that would be good with food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1198) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber, with minimal head. The aroma is strongly influenced by the addition of wattle seed, with hints of coffee. The initial flavour is a mixture of strong malt and a hint of bitter hops. This moves into a rich, dark flavour, dominated by wattle seed, but with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is complex, chocolate malt. A lovely example of Australian craft brewing. The addition of Australian native ingredients is inspired, and results in a delicious beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
Had from bottle from Total Wine and More. Pours a deep brownish-red with no head and slight lacing. Aromas of malt, sugar, and alcohol. Flavors seem a bit off - more malts, fruits, nuts, and sugar. As the beer warmed, oddly enough, I thought it got better. It seemed to really bring out the roasted flavors with a subtle finish with hints of chocolate and lingering alcohol. However, when all was said and done, the wattle seed seemed to be more of a gimmick than an acceptable flavor to put in beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
Poured from bottle. Pungent nose; I get dough, spice (ginger?), figs, apples, and a slight floral edge. Head is pillowy and long-lasting. Pours a hazy light brown with slight gold overtones. A lot of dark flavors on this one; licorice, molasses, soy, and again I get a faint echo of ginger-heat. Mouthfeel is prickly, with notable carbonation. Damned if I know what a wattle seed is, but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cammo99 (4) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2010 does not count
Nice choclatey smell. This is quite a smooth beer, full flavoured, with hints of chocolate, coffee and nuts. I am curious as to which elements are a result of the wattle seed. Its pretty heavy, it wouldnt make a very good session beer. This is something I would more likely drink with a nice peice of meat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle pours deep amber brown with a thin khaki head. Aroma is definately malt driven with caramel, toast, almonds, and hazelnuts. Flavor shows the same, with another one of those hard to place berry scents. I can only assume that its coming from the wattle seed, but I cant say for sure as Ive never come across wattle seed anywhere else. Overall body is light to moderate. Starts lightly sweet and finishes dry with almost no real bitterness in sight. Maybe im just lupulin saturated.

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