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


on tap


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RATINGS: 93   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
bodo111 (12) - a, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Soory, but just not my cup of tea. Flavour is on thing but this is just over the top. No real style just put a pile of hops and malt in a bottle and shake

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2008
Nice looking pour,light ocre colour dissappearing head to froth cover,aroma is hoppy,flavour is honey,barley but I found the finish to be watery bit unpleasant whatever else was there in flavours (malt,floral or earthen) was very mild or taken out by the watery taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattKerr (25) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2007
Great coffe and caramel overtones, Im a hugh fan as my first introduction to decent Ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle (Drunk too cold on a hot day) -- Rich amber with small white head with poor retention and OK lacing. Wonderful aroma with fruit and caramel. Fruit and malt in the flavour with a touch of bitterness. A very nice drop. Will be buying more soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2006
Toffee coloured, no head but some bubbles that cling to the side of the glass. Aromas light hoppy. Strong toasty malt, nicely bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madquacker (1124) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2005
Not too shabby. Reddish brown. Not as good as Little Creatures in my view.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 On tap at Australian Beer Festival 2005. Poured orange gold with a creamy but thin head. The aroma seemed typical of the grand ridge brews, with a good splashing of creamy caramel. However, I thought this was quite bland, and didnt really offer much at all in terms of flavour. Its not bad, but it didnt have the depth that seems to be indicated by the other ratings - maybe I got a bad batch? Re-rate: Full bottle this time around, and its a much better experience. Poured with a good solid creamy head. Creamy aroma of crystal malt and a bit of wood. Some toffee on tasting. Flavour is nice and bitter, but a little short. A much better beer than my first impression, but still a fair bit behind the best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1850) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2005
Hop malt aroma. Clear amber colour with poor head and no lacing. Spicy malt flavour. Flat palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2005
9 Jul 2005 - Malt aroma with some earthiness. Clear orange-brown colour, low head but good sheet lacing. sweet light fruit malt, hop flavours but lacks complexity. Sweet tangy finish, medium mouthfeel and an ordinary after taste. Overall - THis is probably the best of the breries lighter styled beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2005
Bottled. Good, solid bitter/pale that delivers some tasty apple flavours and a nice yeasty aftertaste. Not too dissimilar to Little Creatures Pale in some ways.

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