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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrw1zard (54) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Interesting brew from Oz. More of a chocolately taste than anything else. Once the beer warms, it really brings out the sweetness to it. Quite possibly a good session beer. Something different than we are used to, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
BellsFan (49) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 Saw a local beer store add and thought Id try it. Wont buy it again. Reddish brown beer with a unique flavor. Best left on the shelf.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkBeer (47) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2008
I bit thin for me, but something about the flavor makes me want to try one with a crisp green salad. I’ve never had that thought before while drinking berr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nwilder (40) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
Contrary to its black suggesting name, it pours a deep reddish copper with a quick coarse beige head. The aroma suggests caramel, toffee, chocolate, raisens and is very similar to the Bocks of Southern Germany. Upon tasting, it becomes apparent that we have wandered into the dark department of a candy factory. Massive caramel and chocolate notes dominate, flanked by a smooth toffee character. All balancing out nicely, as it finishes with a fine dry bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MelbBrewersJD (39) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2008
An interesting attempt but not one I would be rushing back for. Aroma is different but probably because you are looking for it. Not that keen on the after-taste as it tends to linger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ux04 (30) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Pours well, thin head, really pleasant aroma! Taste is smooth and a rather complex lingering palate. One of the better red ales I know of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2006
Malt aroma nearly overpowers the more subtle floral notes. It is Amber in colour and faily well conditioned. The malt flavours are stunning. Its like being in the malting house on a summers day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
330 ml bottle. Delicious malty banana and pudding aroma with hints of wattle. Clear copper colour. Head dissipated quickly. Light kind of malty flavour with caramel notes and some wattle at the end. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
enenalan (21) - Linden, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
What in Gods name was that?!? Kinda reminded me of those Italian pinyon nut cookies at Christmas. This beer was so rich, I even had a hard time finishing it. Pour was a deep amber with a medium head. Aroma was, well, wattle seed which is somewhere between hay and honey. Very distinctive. Flavor was, again, wattle seed...sort of a combination between tea, carmel, and butter. Again, think pinyon cookies. The beer was good. Would I drink it again, yes. But very, very strange stuff...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
moped (13) - East Lindfield, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2007
im not a big fan of wattle seed and definately not in my beer. Its just not a good match in my opinion. But if you like wattle seed and beer you might fancy this drop.

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