Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Amber Ale
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This premium hand~crafted ale is a unique brew of three malts and three Tasmanian hops added late to the kettle plus an original 125 year old, top fermenting ale yeast, creating an easy~drinking, deep copper~coloured ale with distinct richness, creamy head, and a slightly nutty finish.

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mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2003
I just don't understand people's attraction to this beer. Fruity apricot aroma and a bit of yeastiness. Sweet and sour flavour in a not good way. No noticeable hop character. Occupies a space somewhere between boring and offensive.

Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2003
From the bottle. Smells great with a bit of hopiness, a bit of something sweet like butterscotch and looks a fantastic red colour. Not a whole lot of flavour to it, small amount of caramel and some hops but I agree with the description finishes slightly nutty. East to drink this beer.

KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
It pours a nice amber/reddish color with a creamy head. Its a smooth taste with a nice malty flavor. Not quite as good as their pilsner, but another great beer from the James Squire line.

grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2003
finally got round to trying it and I reckon it is the best of the range. nice dark copper colour. a tiny bit of roasted malt flavour but mainly a sweet malty taste. it is quite thin, and has a slightly lagerish after taste. great.

Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2003
Draught, at the Commodore, McMahons Point, Sydney.
Amber with a reddish hue, topped with creamy pinkish head. Certainly looked the part and did have a little extra for a Sydney beer however it’s far from ale in texture, complexity and mouth feel. There’s just too much CO2 for an ale. I guess you need to start the education process somewhere.

Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 Deep dark orange colour and a nice frothy head leaves me licking my lips in anticipation. On tasting i am impressed by a rich bodied nicely malted brew that is smooth and flavoursome, a little fruity and nice bit of spice late on the palate with hoppy bite and smooth nuttiness thrown in also. Excellent.

bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2003 A deep amber colour with a good head squires effort is pretty decent. A strong intense hit of maltiness followed by slightly spicy finish. Good body, not to heavy, not to light. Good all-rounder. cheers

Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
James Squire has produced a beautiful looking, beautiful tasting Amber Ale. Surely an Award Winner.

GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
very nice looking beer. Drinks very nice and is relaxing on the palate. The malts have very nice flavor. This is a very good amber.

lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2003
A beautiful beer, crafted with just the right balance of flavour, colour and texture. Not too heavy yet with enough body to enable it to be enjoyed slowly. A sensational beer.

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