mkel07 (6546) - 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. hawthorne00 (4195) - 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. gam (4135) - 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 john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Cask Half Pint at White Horse, Parsons Green, London in Oct 2010 - Golden in colour. Hoppy; grassy hops. Fruity; citrus grapefruit. Malty; sweet malts. Bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Drinkable. (2010-10)
Davros (3338) - 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.
EdKing (2664) - 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. Bif (2391) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle- Pours a bronze color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness with a bit of citrus and grain.Taste of caramel sweetness abd a bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly moderate body, smooth with moderate carbonation. Decent beer that goes down easy. Reminds me of an English Bitter.
davidm (2081) - 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. Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and woody notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry-ish finish. Meh. Maris (1612) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 6/10/2013. Pours a slightly cloudy orange golden with a small head. Has a modest aroma featuring fruit and malt. In the mouth this has a lot of typical English bitter to it (should be classed a bitter not a pale lager imo). It’s very malty (bread and toffee), with some fruity notes, and quite a dry, lingering medium bitterness. Has a medium body and carbonation. Pretty solid brew.