Brewed by Scharer's Little Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Picton, N.S.W., Australia
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A traditional all malt beer, fermented in the traditional German method with a long cold storage. Quite full-bodied with a big malt start, balanced with quite a high bitterness and hop flavour and a dry finish. The Lager has a hoppy, aromatic, and sometimes honeyish nose. No added sugar, preservatives or chemicals; unfiltered and unpasteurised. Available in 780ml champagne style bottles. Should be consumed within 3 weeks of bottling.

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TedE (1591) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2015
Schooner on tap at Australian hotel The Rocks. Aussie hop nose. Clear golden with many bubbles, small head. Nice malty flavour stymied by disappointing aftertaste. It all goes a bit macro at the end. Too much like VB for my tastes.

VinegarStroke (454) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Tasted 6/12: Tap> light haze, pale, light head and lace. Aromatic profile is dominated by honey malt. Very malt driven. Hops are subtle. Off dry, not sour and medium low bitterness. Just a little simple. Been about 18 nyears since I last drank this beer. The world has passed this beer by but it’s still solid.

gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 First rating
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at The Australian Hotel on July 12, 2013.
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Light, fruity, vegetable taste. Low bitterness. Light malty aftertaste. Light sweet yeasty scent.

Draught as part of a tasting paddle at The Australian Hotel on October 9, 2015.
Light hazy pale golden color, white head. Malty, fruity, fresh, herbal, hoppy taste. Herbal, hoppy aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, herbal hoppy scent.
Wow what a difference to last time!

jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
Had on tap at picton and Australian hotel. A very nice lager, a bit maltier than your average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

downender (9089) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
On tap at Australian Hotel. Deep amber with a thin white head and decent carbonation. light hay and grassy hop aroma, Flavour had some sweetish malts, hints of lemon and a gently bitter finish. Fine.

hawthorne00 (4272) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2011
Tap. Cloudy yellowish orange with almost no head. Grainy aroma with some flowers, pears and spices. Feels alive in the mouth and is slightly creamy. Light grainy sweetness with typical lager hint of sourness and mild peppery bitterness. Good.

mkel07 (6603) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
On tap at Australian Hotel. Hazy amber with a thin white head and a mild aroma and flavour with some low level bitterness

ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
had on tap at the Australian Hotel. small white head on a golden body, hints of grass and lemon.

Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2009
Tonight was the first time I’ve ever returned a beer, this was undrinkable. Heavily clouded piss yellow with visible sediment. Very strong sulfur and wet gym socks smell that carried over to the flavour. Certainly there is big bitterness there but I couldn’t get past that smell. There must be a fault with the keg or the lines because there is no way this beer could be intentionally made this way. This was at the Australian Hotel in Sydney, I asked the bar staff (politely) to dispose of the glass.

nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2009
Draught at the Australian Hotel, Sydney. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus, cut grass and honey. The flavour is sweet malt, citrus and grass. Soft carbonation and light bodied, with good bitterness in the finish.

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