Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: English Pale Ale
Woodend, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly known as Old Pale Ale / Bitter Pale Ale

This traditional ale is steeped in the history of 19th century England. Its characteristic red-copper hue contradicts its name and is due to colour and is due to colour comparisons with the popular brown ales of the time. Like the original Pale Ales this Holgate version is characterised by strong hop aroma and high hop bitterness, balanced by a full malt flavour. Produced using a blend of special roast and crystal malts, the result is a full creamy texture and light nutty, roast flavour. Old Pale Ale is naturally carbonated in the traditional way, non-filtered and non-pasteurised. Drink fresh and enjoy!

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gramity (1634) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Sweet Malt aroma, lacks pronounced hop aroma. Burnt orange, slight cloudiness with soapy suds lacing. Bitter fuit hop balance, finishes with too bitter a palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (6133) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and cereal grains with a touch of citrus. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with a pleasant hoppy bitterness of grass and citrus. Light to medium body with nice carbonation. A nice representation of the style and recommended for a good tasting experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3481) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Orangey-golden coloured with a creamy white cap. A bit of lacing. Nose has caramel malts, faint orangey citrus. In the mouth the beer has light grains, caramel sweetness, grassy and touches of toasted malt. Finishes with some modest bitterness, grass and straw in the aftertaste. Body is medium, nice fine bubbled carbonation. Overall, drinkable but fairly uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (616) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle at rooftop bar. Pours a clear dark orange with very little head. Aroma is loads of passionfruit, citrus and some hoppy grass. The taste is more passionfruit and some peach on the attack, a citrus mid palate transitioning quickly to bitter finish with grassy hops and some hay flavours. The finish is rather long, and the hop bitterness fades to reveal a slight vegetal note. Pretty light bodied, but with a slightly syrupy mouth feel. Not much carbonation (could have used just a shade more). Pretty good effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
Had on tap at the union at newtown. A very good version of an ESB. Nice grassy hop aroma and lingering hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2012
330mL botte, pours deep amber with a nice caramel candy aroma with citrus/floral notes. Defiantly has a nice nutty note to the flavour backed with slight resinous hop. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1376) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2012
(bottle) Poured clear mahogany with slight off-white head. Lovely sweet candy aroma with floral notes. Light body and good fine carbonation. Flavour is mainly a moderately sweet maltiness with a bit of fruity tang at the start and some bitterness in the finish. Overall, a pleasant well-rounded beer but with not a lot to remark about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LesArgen (335) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2012
Its all sweetness and malt on the nose. Im not very experienced with the bitters, but it wasnt want I was expecting. The maltiness also comes through strongly on drinking but its more palatable without quite as much sugar. Theres some nice, modest hoppiness at the end. Overall, its a nice taste but probably a little bit simple. Malt, then hop. The end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with smallish cream coloured head. Nice floral hop aroma offset the light sweet caramel back bone. Flavours are quite sweet upfront with some resiny hop bitterness on the end to finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9917) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2012
on tap at taps beer bar, KL. This white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness.

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