GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
355mL. Pours a clear to hazy amber with a medium, thick, rocky, yellow head with excellent retention and 360 sheety lace. Aroma is very rich platanos maduros, caramelized banana, old cantaloupe.Taste is old toffee, drying hops, grassy hops. Slightly medicinal like trying swallow a nasty pill and failing to get it down. Dry, nutty bitter palate moving to a bit suddy. No brewing flaws but very odd. Hard to love. Fairly bland. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
28h October 2010 RyansRatings (43) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Very hazy dark amber beer. Residual white head. Light dry palate that’s also softish. Soft creamy malt with a spot of tea. Tiny bit of orange hop. Minerals. Soft dry finish and a bitterish aftertaste. Drinkable.
Pours a curious amber colour, with sustained off white foam. Correct carbonation. Jersey caramel, vanilla shortbread cream biscuits on the nose. Quite enticing. The palate is rich, offering sweet candied flavours above new leather before collapsing in a monumental fashion into a bitter excessively hopped, coppery heap. The second sip isn’t quite as harsh. Infact, it improves as it warms up. Still, it’s an acquired taste. Not bad Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
Hazy light amber. Earthy aroma with a light citrus accent. Some nice fruity notes, light earthiness as well from oxidation. OK. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia Singapore. Dark gold with lasting head. Smells like chewy malts. Has a medium body. Flavors are not at all what I expected. Is balanced but dull, unexciting, and muddled. Maybe there is a freshness issue? Will revisit.
ComradeK (1256) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2010
330ml bottle. Despite being an English Pale Ale called Yarra Valley Gold, this is neither pale nor gold. It pours a murky, mud brown, with a smallish head. The most obvious aroma is toffee malt, but there are some hints of ripe apricot lurking in there. There is not much hop action to begin with, although it does build ever so slightly towards the finish. The body is full of malty toffee and caramel, with a bit of candied fruit towards the end. Not the most complex ale out there, but a good one if you are not after anything too complicated. Yet again, I am favourably impressed by Grand Ridge Brewery, and their willingness to brew in styles that are somewhat uncommon in Australia, to say the least. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Great, tasty beer. Aromas of caramel, flowers, and grass. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a lasting, frothy white head. Maris (1573) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 From a 330ml bottle on 21/3/2010. Somehow the name of this beer seems inappropriate - sounds like a boring pale lager, which couldn’t be further from the truth. This a dark, bottle conditioned treat. Smells great - very malty and hoppy, with dried fruits. The flavour bursting with malt and fruit, and has a fabulous, satisfying bitter finish. A lovely beer which is full of character. kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle - golden with medium head. Full flavours with plenty of malt and hops. Bitter aftertaste. Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle- Cloudy, dark orange with a huge beige head. Low to medium carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Sweet, caramel, custard, bready, slightly spicy. Some nice hop flavours in there but low to medium bitterness.