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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20167) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
Tap at the White Horse Pub, London. Pours a light, hazy amber with a soft, white head. Delicate hop aroma with some bread. Lightly sweet, with ome grass and herbal bitterness. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Finihses with pale, bready malts and light, herby hops. Perhaps a little above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 fantastic beer. heavy on the butterscotch, but with a toffee backdrop. had on tap at young and jackson in melbourne

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (3028) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2010
Pours dark amber with a small head. Nose is extraordinarily malty, with loads of caramel, toffee and butterscotch. Similarly malty flavours before a challenging bitterness rolls through. Unfortunately its quite dull and almost metallic (the bitterness that is). Malt character is great though. A bit too watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1188) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2010
330ml bottle. It was a bit hard to judge its appearance and pour, since the bottle had clearly been shaken around somewhere, and exploded foam as soon as I opened it. Thus, it poured with a gigantic head. This settled (eventually!) into a pillowy head, lasting for the duration of the beer. The colour is a hazy mid-gold. The nose shows floral hops, with a fruity hint. Initially it is quite bitter, with pine resin notes. This shifts into a floral, slightly oily hop dominance in the middle, and a lingering fruity finish. A quality bitter, and I look forward to trying it again without the problems that hampered my first tasting!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1450) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 17/5/2010. Has a slight but distinct burnt toffee aroma. In the mouth, its an unusual combination of sweet malt, spice and citrus, capped off by some quite firm and long hop action. This has quite a distinctive character, but is not a complete success.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (14039) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle conditioned, 330ml from Booths at Poulton, Lancs. Clouded amber to bronze with slight head. Great find in Booths, get yourselves along to one, unfortunately not fully settled out as it was quite lively on the pour. The beer proved to be sweeter than expected, quite fruity with a sweet strawberry note and a toffee caramel. Could have done with more hops, but reasonable drinking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle - Pours golden brown with minimal head that disapears quickly. Doesnt taste like an "Australian style pale ale", more like an amber ale. Has burnt toffee taste with good levels of hops flavours. But really think this beer is confussed about what style it really is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Thanks Pete & Brett. Pours a clear amber with slight off white head. Aromas are quite malty with some caramel. Some hops aromas also. Flavours are once again quite malty and sweet. Minimal hop aromas. Nice finish and not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle - Dark orange with creamy beige head. Medium to high carbonation. Medium body. Caramel malts, fruity (citrus). Slightly dry, medium bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (2075) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Tap. Tasty beer. Aromas of roasted caramel, and cola. Flavour is sweet, and it has good length. Palate is oily, and it has a medium body. Orange colour, with a thin and frothy white head.

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