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Brewed by Swell Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
McLaren Vale, Australia

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Amber Ale has toasty, malt biscuit flavours on the palate, coupled with hoppy freshness and unique yeast flavours creating a complex but very balanced easy drinking beer.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5306) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2016
111116. A good beer to start off the weekend with is this 4.7% ABV amber ale from South Australia. Great looking can with clean lines, very stylish indeed. This beer was purchased from A Point of Difference Liquor and while the outside of the can looks good the beer inside looks a whole lot better. Deep rusty copper colour almost bordering on red with an even layer of fine foam with a wonderful aroma of caramel malt and toffee with a trace of vanilla. More lively in the mouth than I was expecting with a balance of malt and hops with neither one dominating. Judging by the look and aroma of the beer I thought that it would be a bit more full bodied and flavoursome.. Finishes nicely however I would like the flavour to be a little more intense.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
varanid99 (1056) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2016
Dark amber with a thin off white head which fades quickly. Toffee/burnt sugar aroma, sweet dried fruit as well. Taste is malty, slightly burnt sugar, not much else.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (1051) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2015
500ml bottle into glass. Clean distant hop nose. Hazy bronze beer with lasting white head. Irregular carbonation. Crisp in the mouth, a little zing. Excellent finish, tastes like a malt biscuit. Very similar to James Squire Amber Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from Melbourne Street Fine Wine Cellars. Fantastic aroma, love the sweet burned raisin smell. It does lack in taste, yet there is a slight salty bitterness to it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShaneJ (832) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Taster at Canberra Small Brewers Beer Festival. Dark amber, not much head, mild caramel/toffee characters, mild bitterness, gassy hops. Ok, nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
HTH with Tall poppy (8-wired) at Vale Ale head quarters: Another jejune amber ale. No complexity - in fact it was flavourless - with a watery mouthfeel. Not the best.


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