Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
An Australian style bitter ale with a deeply delicious full malt flavour and pleasant hop bitterness from Tasmanian and New Zealand hops. An easy drinking and thirst quenching beer. The owners favourite, this great ale won Australias best ale in 2001 at the National Festival of Beers for the second time along with numerous International medals including 3 Gold in 2003 and the Premiers Trophy for Victorias Best Beer. More awards in 2005-2010. Excellent with all steaks, roast lamb and Aussie game meats. Top with Shitake mushrooms seared in this great ale for a real treat.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with an off white head. Sweet malt aromas with some honey. Good carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly metallic however. Taste is of butterscotch sweet fruit and slight yeast flavour. Not very hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (2363) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Mid amber body, small white head. Good malty aroma; biscuit, toffee, with earthy hop spice. Fullish body, bit of chewiness, moderate carbonation. Plenty of medium crystal malty goodness upfront, with pale caramel, honey and toasted nuts. Spicy hops and a touch of bitter citrus lead into a dry finish. Quite nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
this was the last of my beer tasting session. probably not fair to rate it yet. will rerate soon. yeah i was pissed. i think it was ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (667) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Moderate aromas of caramel and malt. Malty front and mid palate with a relatively gentle but long lasting hop bitterness finishing the beer in comparison to the more bitter English style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2013
330 nil bottle at caldermeade farm malt aroma dark amber in colour nice malty taste good beer not great

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours an amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and a touch of honey. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a moderate bitter finish. One of the better beers among the lackluster Grand Ridge range.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westkyoto77 (634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark-copper ale, decent white head. A little flat and metallic in the mouth but soon replaced by smooth butterscotch and good bitterness. Slightly sweet aftertaste, but not cloying. Nothing sensational, but nothing really awful either. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours near clear light hazed orange gold with off white head. Caramel malt toffee, light butterscotch, floral herbal hop aromas, grainy, mineral earthen yeast character. Light medium body, nice toffee notes balanced on a floral herbal hop character. Finishes grainy lightly bitter and satisfying lightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2183) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at the Brewery. Pours a dark copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of pine, some malt sweetness and a bit of fruit. Tatse of malt with a bit of caramel, some fruit and trace of grain. Easy bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly medium body, mild crispness, smooth with a nice balance. Nice beer for the style that goes down easy. Worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6974) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
Brown 330ml bottle, best before June 2011, drank 1st June 2010. Poured into a Batemans half pint tumbler. Good old gold, rusty amber colour the head a dirty yellowed smokers fingered nicotine colour. The smell was all malt, fairly sweet malts at that, caramel and molasses. A yeast aroma becomes apparent as the beer warms in the glass, but no hop esters at all. The sweetness from the smell isnt allowed to take over the taste, a hop bitterness sees to that, so no aroma hops, just bitter acid producing plants used? The best Aussie beer Ive had since arriving on BA/RB? I think so, full bodied and interesting flavours made this a very drinkable little bottle.

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