Brewed by Temple Brewery & Brasserie
Style: Bitter
Brunswick East, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Temple Special Bitter is rich and malty with a smooth creamy palate balanced by a complex blend of fruity hops and a long dry bitter-sweet finish.

Editors Note: This beer is currently brewed by Ron Feruglio of Temple Brewing Company at the 3 Ravens brewery but is NOT part of the 3 Ravens brand.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a deep golden with an adequate head, white in colour. Nose is malty, but hoppier than most ESBs. Taste is similar to nose, with a touch more malt, also slightly creamy. Palate is mellow but bitter. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dnomder (30) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2012
Nothing special about it, just a below average lager. Temples black ipa is great though, try that instead

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2012
330mL bottle, pours deep mahogany with a small head and a very light grapefruit like aroma. It definitely has that creamy mouth feel to it and the deep malt flavours seem to dominate with the citrus hops in the backround. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Delicious special bitter, very well balanced. Aromas of nuts, roast, and caramel. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (3071) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours copper with a large creamy head. Nose shows plenty of caramel and toffee but also an off-putting rotting fruit smell - luckily that isnt too strong. Flavours are similarly malty but along with the toffee and caramel is plenty of chocolate malt, providing lots of nutty and lightly roasted notes. Disappointing finish made of metallic, boring bitterness. Too much carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2010
Brown colour with a reddish hue. Thick beige coloured head. Aroma is mild, a bit of caramel in there. Has a roasted feel to it, quite creamy. Flavour lets it down a bit, although not terribly so. Passable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3851) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle, 11C. More dirty than hazy copper. A good inch of tightly-packed beige head. Smells sharp and powdery with hints of fruit. Overcarbonated mouthfeel. Harsh hops. Some wood and spices. Serving temperature on the bottle said 8-10C, which is just nuts. Now at 16C its getting a lot better: some fruit and caramel is there to balance the (still pretty harsh) hops and the mouthfeel is approaching the promised creaminess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2009
330ml bottle. Mahoganey russet colour with a thin sudsy head with tiny bubbles scattered across the top. Sweet aroma of malted honey with floral hops mixed in . Well balanced bitterness with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2009
Draught at Mrs Parmas, Melbourne. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Toasted malt and nuts. Good bitterness though the mouthfeel is a letdown, quite a sharp feel. Malty finish. The beer was served too cold which didnt help.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (10140) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy deep orange amber with a towering golden sponge-toffee head. Fruity yeast and soft toffee malts marry well with a medium biter finish. Lively mouthfeel, medium sweetness.

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