Mad Brewers Scribbly Gum Lager

Formerly brewed at Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A light smoky palate with aromas of the Australian bush. Golden, fresh and drinkable its The Australian Summer Lager, but not as you know it!
This upcoming limited release draws from the quintessential Aussie summer. Scents and flavours unique to the Australian lanscape; backyard BBQs, the dryness of the outback, the lusciousness of the moutain range. Hints of Eucalyptus and Myrtle represent the freshness of the coastline.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TourDeBeer (123) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2013
A Lot of people saying it's a golden haze, I'm seeing pretty clear. Fruity aroma. Smooth, fresh, low carbonation. I like it? -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5535) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
very estery, lots of cloves. A touch of smoke. Low bitterness. Ok, but not that exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
640ml Bottle. Subtle smoke aromas. A nice twist on your average lager. Very drinkable. Shall be buying more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (1168) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle - Pours a murky pale yellow with a massive frothy head with lasts remarkably well. Pineapple and a woody aroma up front with a hint of something slightly floral. The initial taste is almost smoky pine, with a roasty tatste that I cant explain. It hits right in the middle of the palate and stays putt lingering, its not great but there is a lot going on which I like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
As the label suggests this is a big lager. It pour hazy golden and sports a very minimal white foam. The carbonation level is low and it boasts a predominantly smoked malt aroma with a hint of candy sweetness. The flavour has a smoked backbone driving the beer forward with a touch of risidual sweetness. At 6.5% the alcohol is well hidden and doesnt dominate the flavour profile. Would I buy it again....yes I would,,,well done Malt Shovel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mkel07 (5587) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2011
640ml bottle. Hazy golden amber like sunrise over the ocean. Slight white head and I expected some smoke in the aroma but couldnt detect anything close to smoke. Flavour is a bit floral and perfumey and the beer is a bit thin in the body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle - Slightly hazy gold with white head. Medium carbonation and body. Sweet. Spicy with a strange bacon flavour in the background. Medium b itterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (2075) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle 640ml. Nice, rich beer. Aromas of smoke, bread, biscuit, dry fruit, and hints of citrus. Taste is sweet all the way, with light bitterness. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, bubbly, with a thin head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2977) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2011
Quite excited about this one, though I get that way with all the Mad Brewers batches only to be plummeted straight back down to earth. Yet this one stands alone as one of their most creative works and easily the best so far.
It pours a hazy, sunny orange with minute, sluggish carbonation. Good sized, creamy snow-white crown adorns it, lasts and produces lashings of fine lace. Nose tweaks between cured, salted meats, biltong, speck, charred wood, eucalypt, lemon myrtle and camphor. Quite dusty, stingingly spicy, dry and almost sour, with just a pinch of supple fruit to give it more volume. Quite a firm, bigger than anticipated, body. Very well rounded and complex like the nose. The balance of citrus, cured meats and spice couldnt be any better. A good prickle of spritzy carbonation to the front accentuates the flavours, this bounces across the palate, smoothing out into the dry swallow. Nice pale malt taste mid-palate is its only normalcy. Speck and over fried cacciatore lingers long along with some smoke and lemon myrtle spice. Eucalypt rounds it out like a good cough drop with an addition of raspberry bubblegum peaking through. Clean aside from its own funkiness, this just encapsulates the great Aussie BBQ as the label suggests. I Like this one, must have hit a soft nerve I never knew I had. Nice work! (64cL, BB 18/01/12, Dan Murphys Morley)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (2313) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2011
640mL bottle Im presented with a very pale straw looking beer with a bit of hazy. Holds a creamy white head. Spicy sort of nose; white pepper, clove, vanilla, tobacco, dried fruits, lemon rind, the odd oxidised sort of woody/cardboard note; all seems a bit odd for a beer of this colour! Medium body, creamy carbonation, slick smooth sort of texture, reminisant of a Belgian Wit. Smokiness really manifests itselfs itself on the body, lingering throughout and long onto the finish. The rest of it, once again, reminds me of a Belgian Wit; citrus peel, coriander seed, clove and dried fruit esters. I can honestly say this a very unique beer. Not sure if it reminds me of the Aussie landscape but is an interesting hybrid of sorts, I feel lager is a bit of a misleading title though...closer to a Belgian blond ale that anything!

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