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


on tap


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RATINGS: 91   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 Australia’s 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 Victoria’s 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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BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a quickly disappearing off-white head. Aroma is quite malty with notes of caramel, brown sugar and some fruity hops. Flavour pretty much mirrors the aroma but is fairly heavy on the malt / caramel . Smooth, slightly oily mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Not a bad beer overall but I can imagine that the caramely malt might get to be a bit much after a while.

hawthorne00 (3983) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Slightly muddy amber, rapidly dissipating light-beige head. Somewhat earthy aroma, with some toasted caramel and fruit malts. Slightly resiny hops, too. Taste is fruity and mildly sweet, body medium. Finish is quite dry and slightly excessively carbonated.

jonno (2790) - JAPAN - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. Caramel and dough on the nose. In the mouth carbonated and again lots of caramel and full bodied for the style. A bit boring and nothing I would go for again.

Dervock (1365) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle -this beer looks great after the pour; a very dark orange with a large white head. Fruity aroma with a malt undertone. very nice very slightly sweet malt flavour. Nice dry finish.

mkel07 (6106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 330ml bottle. Dark to medium dark gold colour with an even layer of bone coloured foam. Not a lot in the aroma, some caramel malt maybe. Mild to medium biterness that is nice and smooth on the palate with some biscuity flavours.

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Fruity hops and grainy malt mingle in the nose. Wonderfully fruity and juicy on the palate, the malt is toffeeish. The bitter finish is just a bit metallic though.

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle from my brother; poured an amber color with a white, somewhat milky head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, fruit and some unexpected banana. A good amount of carbonation on the palate. Flavor was a little dicey to begin with; got better with a few tastes. Some toffee, fruit, grass and some weird herbal? elements at the end. Wasn’t too easy to drink. Not a great beer.

UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2008
...bottle. Nice flavor, good water, and interesting hops. The hop notes are not typical, and actually add alot to this brew. Medium body, smooth on the palate, with hints of fruit. Goes down well, but overpriced.

Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2008
330ml bottle. The Gippsland Gold poured a medium amber colour with a fair, slightly off-white head that dissipated quite quickly. Aroma was hoppy and fruity, with hints of banana and caramel. The taste was malty with a toffee type sweetness. It also had some fruity notes. Creamy mouthfeel with small, tight bubbles and a lingering bitterness. Very easy to drink.

Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottled. Whilst in Sydney, Aus.
Solid amber body with a fine lacy white head, clinging. Sweet, adjunct aroma. Soapy, washed flavour. The structure falls appart the longer it’s left in the glass.

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