Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Named after the local county in Tas, but has a lot of English character nonetheless. Balanced amber bitter. Cloudy and fiery amber. ice mellow caramel aroma. Mild bitterness. gnoff (10711) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Bottled 50 cl at Dickens Ciderhouse, Launceston. Sampled on August 6, 2013.mkel07 (6145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2011
Also marked "Brewer’s Reserve".
Clear copper color, fluffy lasting off-white head. Sweet, malty, a bit fruity scent. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Fruity aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
750ml bottle. Copper coloured with some red flecks scattered throughout. Big intense head of brown foam that crackles as it settles. Caramel malt aromas with nuts and toffee mixed in. Flavour is a little thin but not to the detriment of the beer. Palate is smooth and this is a pretty good beer overall. hawthorne00 (3990) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle. Just cloudy amber with a dense cream head. Aroma is floral with caramel, some spices and biscuits. A little overcarbonated but very alive-feeling. Tastes slightly sweet and very biscuity with some butterscotch, hazelnuts and flowers. Bitterness is just less than balancing. Slight touch of metal at the end? - if it was there I stopped noticing it . Rich and a little rustic. Much more complex malt character than usually found in Australian beer. Pretty tasty. Second glass with farmhouse cheddar and a pickled onion, yum. Started OK and then really drew me in. gam (3964) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2010
Misty amber pour good head medium carbonation aromas hop fruity generous maltiness caramel flavour fruit caramel nutty tastes of england well flavoured amber ale good malt hop very rewarding aftertaste sweet and bitter
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2009
750ml Bottle - Clear, bronze gold body with a lasting white head. Hops on the aroma with just a bit of malt in the backgound. Light bitterness in the taste that softens moreso as you get into it, some lemon notes, some bubblegum and loads of yeast as you get to the bottom of the bottle. First bottle took me a little while to get into but the second one a week later or so was great. jonno (2809) - JAPAN - MAY 10, 2011
Exceptional beer. Very good farmhouse style english bitter. Lots of caramel and the body felt just about right for the style. Very easy drinking and a very quenching beer. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle 750ml. Great beer. Aroma has lots of fruit (grapefruit, apple), and also biscuit. Taste is sweet, with bitter background, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with an exuberant frothy head. Stew41 (2040) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 28, 2012
For mine this challenges Holgate’s ESB as a top flight locally made English style beer. Masters the art of subtly yeah lacks no punch with Burton-on-Trent style powdery minerals, soft broad malts and a perfect balance of old world hops. Just goes to show good beers don’t have to belt you over the head with resiny hops. Lovely wide palate structure. Lunkie (1944) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2011
Murky amber colour with poor head and fair lacing. Spicy malt hop aroma. Bitter malt stone fruit flavour. Smooth palate.