Brewed by Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer
Style: Bière de Garde
Barongarook, VIC, Australia
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A French style Biere De Garde with spice and toasted malt flavour and aromas. Amber in colour with hints of liquorice and chocolate compliment this balanced beer which finishes dry with a slight alcoholic warming on the palate. Reserve De Otway is Brewed with Pure Otway Rainwater. This Beer is one of 3 in the Otway Trilogy Series of French and Belgian Farmhouse Ales other in the Range include Saison 2008 and Farmhouse Ale.

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hawthorne00 (4114) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours copper with a lovely creamy beige head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Smells of toffee, balsamic vinegar, orchards and the barnyard. Tastes sweet with a real hard toffee character. There are candy-shop spices too - ginger, mace, cinnamon, anise. Enough sourness to balance. I guess this is from 2008, but it’s hard to tell. A pleasant surprise.

gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2008
Good thick fluffy head on a red /brown pour,good carbonation,misty looking.Seasidr aroma,citrus,spice,molasses,liccorice.Flavour liccorice,fruit,spice,clove,chocolate note melon,coriander,nice ale this,bright tastes.Finish strong flavours,slightly dry.

bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2008
Sometimes you sit down and relax and then really enjoy a beer, well, I didn’t sit down and relax instead I had a big row with the missus, bu I did enjoy this beer. Dark coppery red body with a large off-white head. Couldn’t quite nail the aroma although it did have some pepper and a little dusty. Smooth taste, malt driven with a touch of spice and caramel.

Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2011
Pours dark amber/ruby with a large head. Nose shows nutty malt and lemon notes. Pretty faint, not much going on. Similar nutty notes as a flavour right through to the finish. Also some solvent-like alcohol and hints of pear. Nice moderate carbonation, body seems slightly watery though. The nutty malt is lovely, but other than that this is somewhat plain.

jonno (2913) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2010
Maybe I missed something but this didn’t go down well at all. Quite alcoholic without giving too much back in flavour. I referred to this a like rubbing alcohol and unfortunately that’s a very apt description.

Muggus69 (2723) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2011
750mL skittle Champagne bottle Ruby body, bit of haze, supports a sizeable fluffy white head. Subdued aroma. Caramel, toasty/biscuity malts, hint of woody and earthy spices, some faint red fruit esters. Carbonation is quite low, medium bodied. Nice sweet malts on the body, good bit of caramel, biscuit and toasted nuts. Fruity esters with some nice cherry and raspberry undertones. Low bitterness on finish, hint of spice lingers. Not a style i’ve come across much of, so it’s hard to know how to compare it. Certainly enjoy the malt character and sublties about the overall character of the beer. Spose a bit more carbonation would be nice to give it some texture, but it’s not bad overall.

davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from Dispensary Enoteca. Great, malty beer. Aromas of nuts and caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Amber, with a frothy head.

Stew41 (2081) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 3, 2010
Otway’s best beer? Probably, and a contender for Australia’s leading BdG. Lots of punch with a big malty, slightly roasted palate that is Belgian-ale esque. Some spice but not as much as the style would typically have. Tastes stronger than is sb 7% abv. Good beer.

floydian1 (1490) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 20, 2010
750ml heavy-glassed bottle into tulip glass. Pours translucent amber-brown with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is dominated by the sweet toasted malts with hints of apples, plums and liquourice. Palate is rich and smooth with a medium body and carbonation and those sweet toasted malt flavours before finishing with a subtle sourness and a slightly burnt aftertaste of good duration. Overall very nice and well balanced but I thought it was a little pricy for a locally produced beer.

bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to Dlau. Pours a dark brown with smallish tan coloured head. Aromas of sweet malt, some stone fruit and a touch of alcohol. Not too bad. Flavours are pretty much the same. Biscuity malt and some alcohol. Probably the best of their beers that I have had.

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