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Brewed by Kaiju! Beer
Style: Amber Ale
Dandenong, Vic, Australia

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tropical, piney aromas, layered over a complex, biscuity-toffee malt profile.

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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - JUL 3, 2014
Good stuff for a red ale coming from a man who doesn’t usually like red ales. A tasty drink


4.1
JuanFernandes88 (55) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2017
Dark Amber red with a medium cream head. Aroma of stone fruit, sweet malt and toffee. A nice balance between malt and hops with a medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2017
A very interesting beer. Not as approachable as the nail red ale but the malt backbone definitely seems to have more to it. Nice caramel and burnt toffee flavours complemented with a heavy dose of earthy hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
CurlyJoe (242) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2017
Hazy red brown with thin lacy head. Stone fruit aroma, and lots of sweet hops. Big burnt rye taste, still lots of sweet fruit though. Clawing bitterness.

3.8
GoufCustom (1999) - HONG KONG - FEB 24, 2017


330ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Translucent amber ruby colour with a thin trace of yeast sediments; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant rich Amber malt, with strong toastyness, strong Sherry, mustiness, alcohol, grapefruit, strong red fruits, caramel, floral, molasses, dry bread, strong lemon and light grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet full Amber malt, with grapefruit zest, strong red fruits, light caramel, floral, light molasses, strong herbs, spices, earth, dry biscuits, yeast, strong lemon and very strong bitter grassy hops.

Body: Mid to light body; Quite slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Strong Amber maltyness in a slightly thinned background. Very toast malty with long dryness and red fruits. Hoppy grapefruit zest sharp herbal grass backs things up. Booze is not that strong but omnipresent like shadow of strong Belgian Ambrée. Floral with moderate sweetness, dry cream crackers with strong lemon to round. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Grapefruit, floral, strong lemon and light grass in nose. Strong herbs, grapefruit zest, floral, spices, earth, strong lemon and very strong grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent bitter-sweet toast malty finish.

After taste: Very dry. Herbal citrus and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is what you get when an Amber Ale get pumped up and nasty - very strong toasted red fruit maltyness, big citrusy hops with sharp grassy bitterness, and with an surprising musty Sherry nose and detoxed Ambrée taste. Lean, dry and mean, and it’s good! A yes for me!

3.8
roflorence (109) - South Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2017
Dark, amber colour poured from a bottle into a glass. Strong piney nose with a hint of caramel. Citrusy/piney hop flavour with strong caramel malt. Quite a dry, refreshing aftertaste with lingering bitterness.

4.2
colui72 (1022) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2016
Dark amber/brown, with a bubbly cream head. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma is pine hops, citrus and caramel malts. Taste has a strong malty backbone, with biscuit and toffee, but a good balance of strong hoppy flavours (citrus, pine, resin). Incredibly smooth and enjoyable, with a lingering bitter finish. Very good.

3.5
wrlangin (224) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2016
330 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Malty aroma. Flavours balanced between pine, citrus, and malt. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
R4N5H (1182) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
On tap at The Roundhouse, Hong Kong on 28-Sep-2016. A deep reddish brown colour with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of pine, toffee and sweet malt. Medium body and carbonation. Taste heavy in caramel malt complemented by a juicy floral hops. Bittersweet. Pretty good hoppy amber ale.

3.9
Dervock (1339) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle - pours deep amber red with lacy off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is sweet up front eith a long slow hop and sugar finish. Creamy palate.

4
M_Sack (719) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Deep, amber red with a frothy cream head. Pine, citrus and spice hops dominant, but there is a very strong malt backbone. Bitter pine, resin, grapefruit pith, with deep sweet caramel/malt which adds structure, depth and balance. Brilliant beer.


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