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Brewed by Colonial Brewing Company
Style: Bitter
Melbourne, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Small Ale is big on taste and a refreshing brew at that. Like a punch up the nose with a tangerine Small Ale is full of citrus aromatics owing to its extended contact with New World hops. Soft in bitterness, and carrying cheeky hints of sweet caramelise malt this brew has a copper ruby tint in the sunlight, Small Ale is only 3.5% abv and is responsibly delicious.

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3.5
the_beergery (148) - - DEC 4, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 375 ml can. Appearance is hazy copper orange, with generous but transient white head of froth. Aromas are hoppy fruit, grapefruit, and some pine and florals. Taste is light fruity sweet, with good piney bitter, surprisingly tasty for a session beer.

3.2
angus09 (3) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2017 does not count
Beers with mike in Hobart . Shared this one. Not great on the nose. Good flavour for a 3.5%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
wesmantooths (2) - - OCT 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 Great beer at 3.5 %, Full of flavour. Best mid strength getting around at the min.

3.6
macca147 (638) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2017
On tap at Ducks Nuts pub, Canberra. Pours a pale orange gold with a solid white head. Aroma: Malt, citrus, grass notes. Taste: Biscuity malt, citrus, honey, grapefruit. Thin body. Moderate carbonation. Mild lingering bitterness. Very tasty for a 3.5% beer. Definitely is the best low alcohol beer I have had.

3.6
Lano49 (4) - - MAY 27, 2017 does not count
This is my go to mid strength now. 3.5 but a very good one. It’s still a PA and a good one despite the alcohol content. Same same but different.

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roflorence (110) - South Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2017
Great full flavour, surprisingly for a mid-strength. Grapefruit and stone fruit aromas and flavour. Medium carbonation. Great summer drinking, and only 1 standard drink per can!

3.6
ANZUShophunter (598) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 From can (love the lid) in English pint. A nice looking amber beer with substantial citrus hop aroma. Good caramel malt body for such low abv. Quite tasty: small not small.

3.3
CurlyJoe (363) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 Orange with some white head. Surprising amount of flavour for 3.5. Lots of bitterness and malt.

3.4
ALLOVATE (3075) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2016
Day 3 of 2016 Advent calendar.
Love the widemouthed can allowing you to get right in there and cop a whiff before it hits the glass, or just drink it straight up. Aroma hints at under-ripe honeydew, lime and guava, dried mown grass, peach and dried apricots, bitter gourd and sweet, toasted malts. Settles a hazy, deep amber orange with a wispy, short-lived white fluff. A heavy yeast pack lines the base of the empty can. Quite light but big in rough and raw flavours. Quite bitter, grassy and herbaceous; the esters light and hinting at the under-ripe fruit of the nose. Slightly slick feel to the dry, crisp finish to be its only real flaw. The carbonation prickly up-front and softened mid-palate. Lasting herbal and grassy notes. Has session written all over it. Solid for what it aimed to be!! (37,5cL, no date stamp, Boozebud)

3.2
DavidAust (274) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2016
330ml can into a stemmed glass. Should have tried drinking from the can as it was one of those tricky cans that opens completely. I had no way of knowing it was a mid strength by taste. Great full flavoured beer and if you like bitter / IPA / strong flavoured new world Pale Ales you will be happy - and you can possibly have an extra one due to the mid strength alcohol level. Nice.


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