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Brewed by Happy Goblin Brewery
Style: Bitter
Mount Kuring-Gai, NSW, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
The Happy Goblin produces hand crafted beers on a small scale in a custom built brewery in Sydney’s north. The beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised with nothing added but malt, hops, water and yeast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CAMRA_Fan (1) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
Loved it! It was so refreshing to have a PROPER bitter in Australia that wasn’t served at sub-zero tempretures. Much as I love Australian craft beer, this style of beer is what I really missed since moving back home from the UK, and Harts serve a great pint. Keep up the good work Happy Goblin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (675) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Copper pour with an attractive white head, although minimal lacing. Toffee and caramel aromas dominate with a slight hint of citrus blossom hop. A traditional bitter with toffee and caramel malts along with a sweetness and thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1448) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 21, 2013
Pint on tap @ The Local Taphouse, Sydney (highly recommended). Now 4.5% ABV. Copper-brown pour with smallish white head. An excellent bitter with balanced smooth caramel malts and a floral hop bitterness. Delicious creamy texture with low carbonation and high drinkability. A great session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. A good looking dark honey coloured beer with a decent amount of light brown foam. Malty aroma with a very tart flavour that fades to leave a caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HandbagCurly (2) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
Absolutely terrible. Professes to be of smokey aroma and taste. Could not have burnt hops and malts any more with a Bunsen burner. Would not recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ComradeK (1217) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a murky copper-tinged chestnut, with a tiny white head which dissipates almost instantly, and leaves no lacing. Toffee and caramel malt are the dominant aromas, with a touch of floral hops thrown into the mix. Mild floral hops introduce it, with an odd sweetness leading into a blend of fruitcake and caramel malt in a fairly watery body. An unusual burnt toast flavour leads into a sweetly floral finish. There are some pleasant, if pretty standard, flavours in here, although there are also some off notes, especially the burnt toast flavour. My main issue with this beer, as with all the offerings from this brewery, is that it just feels too amateurish, more like homebrew than something made professionally, topped off with the handwritten beer name and ABV on the label.

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