Brewed by Mildura Brewery (BROO Pty Ltd)
Style: Amber Ale
Mildura, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A full-bodied yet deceptively easy-drinking strong ale with great flavour and length. This beer is brewed with a complex malt character. It includes delicious biscuity and toffee notes derived from UK-grown Maris Otter, enhanced through the use of Crystal and Chocolate malts supplied from the highly renowned Simpson’s maltings in Berwick-upon-Tweed. In addition, a generous charge of Simpson’s unique Golden Naked Oats adds a subtle nuttiness to the mid-palate. Although designed to really show off the very best that British malts have to offer, the beer is well-balanced through the judicious use of English Challenger hops in the main boil and a dual late-addition of Goldings and Fuggles. The resulting bitterness is soft and juicy. Rapid top-fermentation at a relatively high temperature leads to the development of soft-fruit flavours that, along with a slight tartness, help to complement the full-bodied sweet malt character. At 5.6% alcohol by volume, Mallee Bull is naturally the strongest beer in our range, so take the bull by the horns and watch out, it can kick!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (2344) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle- pours a dark amber color with a creamy head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, caramel with bit of fruit in the background. Taste of roasted malt, caramel sweetness and bit of grain and herbs. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, smooth with a nice balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down quite easy. good for a couple.

CurlyJoe (327) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2016
Mild aroma but big, bold taste. Lots of bitter and metallic notes. Definitely ’strong’. Always beckons for another sip.

Theodopilos (68) - - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from dan murphys holland park, poured into hobgoblin pint glass, lovely amber colour, fresh fruity aromas, excellent lacing with a thin lasting off white head, a very nice beer, would definitely buy this beer again

Kurtos (222) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours as a nice Amber Colour and as per the marketing description displays a nice copper hue. Aroma. Tropical fruits and a grassy aroma. Taste. Can taste mainly raisins and what i can best describe as a grassy bitterness.

motman (16) - - APR 14, 2015
Fantastic Beer! My bottle read Mallee Bull Strong Ale but I am fairly sure it’s the same beast. Poured a slightly cloudy chestnut appearance. The beer provided a gentle malt aroma with some prunes and raisins. The flavour toward the end of the mouthful was fruitcake, caramel, prune and raisins. Great heavy moulthfeel that was well balanced with the malt flavours. I did not detect noticeable hops but I’m not great at picking the English hops out from heavy malt.

Herezja (18) - - APR 2, 2015
Nice dark amber colour with small head that lasted the glass a left good lacing. Taste, English ale style, not strong but a bit over carb'ed for the style, not unpleasant and I would buy it again but not often. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Honey aroma. Amber clear colour with poor head. Alcoholic up front with malty finish. Light body with low carbonation.

Jado (805) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut brown with a small off-white head. Aromas of dried fruit, apple and a touch of chocolate. Taste starts out with raisins and apple juice with a spicy kick then coming through. Lightly fruity finish and a lightly spicy aftertaste. Pretty good really.

ando1712 (11) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2013
A little light on for aroma but it’s very nice, like an English Pale ale. Bright, clear & Amber. Excellent smooth creamy white head. Not as strong as I was expecting, which is fine, chewy malt, immediate & also lasting bitterness. A little sweetness to round things off. Very smooth. Outstanding head & lacing. I wasn’t expecting much from this, I’m not a huge fan of other Mildura beers. I treated it like an English Ale & drank it at about 10 degrees, I can’t imagine it would be better colder. Anyway I’ll buy it again for sure

Rangi (671) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2013
Amber poor from the bottle with a white head frothy at 1st but soon recedes to a thin lingering head. Drinkable full bodied amber ale with hints of toffee and a fruitiness up front.

MarkMaclean (48) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottled pours with mid head but settles quickly. Fizzy gas slightly too much. Taste pleasant but a bit two dimensional, palate pleasant bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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