Stone & Wood Limited Release Garden Ale 2013

Formerly brewed at Stone & Wood
Style: Amber Ale
Byron Bay, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Brewed with juniper berries and hopped with Ella and Summer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foles (45) - - JAN 5, 2013
A very interesting beer from a brewery that seems to be interested in session beers packed with flavour and balance. This falls squarely into that category whilst delving into the risky arena of fruit and spice. All done nicely here - delicate tropical garden flavour from the juniper berries and new world hops.

bmeup (681) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2014
2013 Limited Release. Orange/red, sweetness and citrus shine through then some fruity herbal spice and buscuity malt, all packed into a ’Mid’. Top job S&W.
2014 release soon.

Jado (805) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
Not sure if 2013 or 14, assume 13. Pours a clear amber with a fluffy off-white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pine, flowers, cut grass and some apple. Taste is lightly bitter at the front with citrus in the mid-palate. Fruity finish with some spice in the aftertaste. Not bad at all.

omhper (25805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Bottled, from Slowbeer, Melbourne, Victoria. Cloudy deep golden, small head. Interesting aroma with roses, grapefruit and brett. Dry with light body and crisp, clean mouthfeel. Kumquat and summer flowers. Mid bitter finish. Well drinkable with interesting flavours. Somewhat flat malt character, if I’m to complain about something.

hawthorne00 (4143) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Amber with a huge white head. Fresh, lively floral and herbal aroma (don’t think I’d have picked juniper if it weren’t on the label) with honeydew melon and a little peach. Light-bodied, getting on to watery. A little caramel sweetness, lots of botanical notes, dry with pepper and juniper at the end. Refreshing. Would hit the spot well on a humid Byron evening.

jonnyguns (1106) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a hazy orange with huge fluffy head that slowly disappears, lots of carbonation! Aroma of grassy floral hops with some citrus maybe. Taste is grassy and floral with bit of a bitter finish. Nice for a mid strength! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

KeefOz (1923) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
First pour was a 20cm glass full of off-white foamy head that slowly changed to a clear golden coloured liquid. The head settled down to a thin bubbly one that laced poorly. Low carbonation. Aroma of floral sweet hops, an overall pleasant smell. Taste was smooth and dominated by hops which was combination of bitter, earthy and sweet. Light thin body. Short smooth, sweetish finish.

maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Vibrant orange pour with a small fluffy white head. Nose is sweet and citric. A touch floral. Bit of peach. Taste is very citric and biscuit driven. Good middie! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

vinhol (346) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2012
500 ml bottle nice golden in colour good off white head fresh hoppy aroma good fruity taste

Davros (3309) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows some nutty and toasty malt along with light spicy herbal notes from the juniper. A little faint.
Similar spicy characters show as flavours along with nutty notes. Extremely quaffable. Gets a bit sweet later though.

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