davidm (2080) - 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. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Slightly spicy aroma. Dark ruby and amber colour, clear with reasonable head. Nice rich spice flavours throughout with a smooth finish. Heavy warming body with medium carbonation. RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
On tap at the durham. taste only. medium carb. pours clear medium brown with big head. Rich sweet up front, belgian yeast ester flavours and aromas. good. hawthorne00 (3900) - 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. Dredd (932) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2008
Well this is a break from the standard Otway look and feel. Pours with a deep amber colour with mammoth white head. Aroma is mixed spices and a hint of malt. Flavour is superb, initial bursts of spice, banana and sweet malt, this transitions to a drying finish of dark sugar and almost raisin/molasses finish. Very enjoyable.
floydian1 (1454) - 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.
bluevegie (3073) - 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. MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle (750ml) Cellared for 8 months. Poured hazy burnt copper with a large, dense, foamy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of barnyard hay with green apples, sour dough, prunes, caramelized dates, allspice and light notes of powdered ginger. Flavor was a mild (pleasant) acidic bitterness with straw, caramel, dried pineapple, dry pears, figs, muscatels, allspice, white pepper and a woody finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a lightly acidic mouthfeel and a good length finish. Very well balanced Biere De Garde. Stew41 (2021) - 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. Davros (3132) - 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.