Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Bitter
Sydney, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
The newest beer in the James Squire range takes one of the most intriguing stories from James Squire’s life – his time as a regional district constable – and puts a tasty twist on it. Brewed as a tribute to James’ transformation from con to cop, the Constable Copper Ale will be available on tap and in pack from October.

The Constable is a deep-golden English-style ale, with a balanced nose of floral, citrus and earthy notes, a firm backbone of crystal and pale malts and a lingering hop bitterness. According to Rob ‘Freshy’ Freshwater, Senior Brewer at the Malt Shovel Brewery, it’s ‘a flavoursome beverage for all to enjoy’. At 3.4 per cent alcohol per volume, the Constable is true to its inspiration and a classic thirst-quencher.

Freshy also recommends locking away a Constable or two with a nice rich red meat like lamb to match the crystal malts within the beer, followed by the cleansing characteristics of the hops coming through to provide the balance.

All in all, we’re confident that both craft beer newbies and long-time fans of the James Squire range will find the Constable an arresting experience.

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vdbergh1 (11) - - AUG 13, 2017
Has a unpleasant after taste that I associate with low alcohol beers. An ok choice if you have to drive but not a beer to drink for the pleasure of drinking beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle (from six pack) into stemmed pokal glass. Low on aroma - hard to pull anything out of it. Maybe biscuit at a pinch. Unclouded copper-amber minimal lacing and one-finger white head.Light to medium body, average bubbles, and a little tangy bitterness in the middle which was a spoiler. Not hugely - but just enough to disappoint. Consistent across all six (over a week) and had similar experience when on tap but slightly better. Average all the way

ANZUShophunter (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2017
From bottle in shaker. Pours copper with a steady head that laced well. Fruity and earthy hop aroma foretells a decent bitter finish that works well with the malt base. Quite tasty for such a low abv brew, a good midweek beer

Maracuja05 (2063) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
[backlog] 29-01-15 / bottlein Orbost, Australia. light bodied bitter. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 2.5/5

sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2016
Keg - Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why. Poured a clear copper-amber with a lasting and lacing one-finger white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, mid-fruits and toasty malts. Similar to taste with a gentle nuttiness and earthy malt complexity. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation and a light to moderate bitterness and length. An easy-going session bitter.

bigbish (715) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
I didn’t write down any tasting notes, just an overall score. An ok beer from what I can recall.

tomgorm (60) - maroubra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2015
Beige, light head. Aromas promise fruits and herbs on a light malt background. Nice round flavor with mild stonefruits, and a creamy caramel tail. Light bitterness, and incredibly drinkable.

ladnewton (2075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
On tap at the Charming Squire, Brisbane on 3rd September 2015. Copper with shallow off-white foam and scant lacing. Rich malt, herby grassiness and pungent earthiness in aroma. Tangy citric hoppiness in-mouth with grassy kick and savoury touch. Grassy and herby finish. Light bodied with a crisp, refreshing texture.

Wim (4240) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
On holiday hazy amber coloured body with a white head with a fruity hop aroma and a fruity hop slightly bitter taste with a slight bitter finish

TedE (1544) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2015
345ml bottle into schooner glass. Distant malt nose. Deep golden copper colour with solid white.head. Light carbonation. Watery mouthfeel, smoky malt taste. Light citric finish. Adequate thirst quencher. Like an English Bitter with ’Aussie’ carbonation.

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