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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 16/10 tap: Hazy amber with off white short head. Not much in the aroma, bit of old floral hops, and a hint of caramel. OK med-thin body. Nice sweet hoppy start with a decent bitter finish. Hop flavour aftertaste. Not a bad PA! 26/10 - Same in the bottle really. Not much difference at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2003
Very faintly hazy copper amber with largish off white long lasting head. Medium herbal woody hops and biscuity malt aroma. Medium thin body. Predominantly medium hoppy start softening to doughy biscuit malt. It has a very English pub ale feel to to it. Dry interesting bitter finish and softer low sweetness malty aftertaste. A pleasant ale similar in quality to their Yarra Valley Gold. .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (882) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 nice beer with a malty/nutty flavour. Definately gets the thumbs up. Very smooth and has a nice golden amber colour with good mouth feel. Re-Rate: 14/01/07 Still a nice beer, strong toffee and creaminess, perhaps a tad light on finishing bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2003
nice, nutty, slightly salty and soapy malt flavours, with some spicy hops. a reasonable yorkshire kind of pale ale - clean, dry, malty and unfruity.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hydrohelen (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2003 does not count
A fantastic beer, soft on the palate, fresh nose, full bodied flavour making this on eof Australias premium beers

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2003
Amber colour, mild malty aroma, golden syrup flavour. Not the worlds most exciting ale and definately not worth $3.95 a bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2003
more amber than gold. pleasantly citric but a little thin. pretty swiggable

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2003
For a locally made brew it was really suprising, a definate ale taste of hops yet mellowed with a nice sweet aroma and aftertaste. Well worth any palate at this price.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2002
Nice strong malty after taste on this brew. For a beer priced at $2.50 you are definitely getting your moneys worth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2002
Top quality English-style Aussie pale ale/bitter. Lovely crystal malts. Im very impressed with this brewery.


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