EdKing (2586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
On tap White Horse, Parson’s Green. Strangely for a ’bitter’ it looks cloudy dark amber. Appetising. Pine and citrous hops in the nose. Taste is more like a pale ale. Sweet malty flavour giving way to hop bitterness. hawthorne00 (3943) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy light amber with an inch of white head. Aroma has biscuits, pine, honey and some butterscotch. Quite substantial in the mouth with a round fruitiness that’s unusual in an Australian lager. There’s a real house malt profile that works well for the ales but is less obviously suited here and is a little reminiscent of Butter Menthols. Piney bitterness. Robust and refreshing. crispi (107) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle. Appearance is golden amber with slight cloudiness. Aroma of hops wth a hint of honey. Very bitter to the taste. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Tap. Not bad. Aromas of nuts, honey, and biscuit. Taste is sweet, with lingering bitterness. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Dark yellow, with a frothy white head. Davros (3178) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours gold with a small head leaving nice lacing.
Nose shows a fair bit of light malt with honey and cookie-dough characters, but is somewhat faint.
Similarly malty flavours but with more of a bready character. Is it just me or are all of Grand Ridge’s beers intensely malty? Not that I’m complaining... Finishes with a well balanced bitterness but is in no way dry.
Moderate body and carbonation - nice, even if not to style.
mkel07 (5954) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2010
330ml bottle. Vibrant golden sunset colour with a rich deep head that looks good when poured. Piney, earthy aroma with notes og grain coming out and a nice mellow flavour that leads into a robust finish. Well balanced and flavoursome. gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
A good frothy head on top a gold pour medium carbonation aroma woody fruit some caramel hints flavour nutty hop citrus a mild bitter that suits cream taste woodyness resinous finish plenty of flavour a nice bitter to the palate with the malt sweetness interesting like some English ales