Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.) Reviews




ckay
2.3
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
A pleasant light ale though possibly a little too middle of the road - drinkable but with no overly memorable characteristics ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, January 13, 2018

vanvenlo
2.1
James Squire The Swindler Tropical Infusion
Dan Murphy bottle(12-Jan18) Simple lemonade trop aroma. Clear Amber, flat head and suds lace. Lemonade trop flavour. Stale lemon finish and cloying aftertaste.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Maris
2.8
James Squire The Hop Father
From a 345ml bottle on 12/1/2018 (2018 edition ABV 4.7%). Contrary to the label's claim of cloudiness, pours quite a clear medium golden with a medium head. Has a very faint fruity aroma. The flavour features bready malt and muted citrus and stone fruit sweetness, followed by a gentle bitterness. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty uninspiring, and could quite easily be mistaken for the 150 Lashes.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

joshcallow
2.6
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Thursday, January 11, 2018

samsomuk
2.6
James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale
On tap at Sydney airport. Pours clear golden amber with a white head. Aroma: caramel malts, honey, mild citrus. Taste: light sweet, light bitter, grainy, caramel, light floral hop. Medium bodied, average carb. Mild bitter finish.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Loboz74
0.5
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Monday, January 8, 2018

flinmac
3.6
James Squire Jack of Spades Porter
Ok beer. Dark. Chocolate. Caramel. Rate rate rate rate talk talk talk. Beer beer beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 7, 2018

macca147
2.9
James Squire The Swindler Tropical Infusion
330ml bottle. Pours a pale biscuity orange gold with a white head. Aroma: biscuity malt, melon, mild passionfruit and citrus notes. Not particularly aromatic. Taste: biscuity malt, passionfruit, mild citrus and tropical flavours. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Mild bitterness. A little bit of a skunky flavour. Easy to drink and ok but a little bit dull.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

TedE
3.1
James Squire Single Shilling
Pint on tap at The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Mostly clear golden amber beer with thin white head. High carbonation. Yeasty nose with a touch of malt. Taste is distant bitter hops, mouthfeel is spritzy. Finish is yeasty with lingering background malt and very late peppery notes. Quite acceptable (and enjoyable) saison.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

TedE
3.4
James Squire Charming Hefe
Pint on tap at The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Cloudy light amber beer with thin head. Classic nose of banana and clove. Light body, sweet taste, refreshing and spritzy. There's a developing finish of banana, aniseed, cloves. Then some late sweet malt balanced by some bitter/sour notes. Nice traditional Hefe, good on a hot Brisbane arvo!
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MaltSensei23
3.8
James Squire The Swindler Tropical Infusion
pours golden yellow aroma grassy fields taste tropical malts. slight bitterness ,a freshing beer quiet nice, and a thin white head
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MrTipple
2.8
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
4Dec2017 Grain and cereal malts, straw, grass. Clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. More grain and cereal malts, straw, grass, light metallic, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Boring. Bottle at Qantas Club, Sydney.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

MrTipple
2.6
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
4Dec2017 Bitter grain and cereal malts, straw, hay, metallic. Slightly hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More grain and cereal malts, bitter straw, grass, lively carbonation, medium bodied. Boring. Keg at Qantas Club, Sydney.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

craftyrocker
3.1
James Squire Hop Thief 8 Crystal & Cascade
A few 345mL bottles, BB 22/Sep/18. Appearance: Light amber body, white head which didn't last. 3 Aroma: Citrus and floral notes. Not potent. 6 Taste: Grapefruit, light spice, pine, pale malt. Moderate bitterness. Medium sweet finsh. 7 Palate: Average carbonation and body. 3 Overall: A solid beer if you just want a beer without paying too much attention. Far better than 150 Lashes and good value at $48 for 24 bottles. 13
Sunday, December 31, 2017

BeerWarden16
4
James Squire Jack of Spades Porter

Saturday, December 30, 2017

TedE
3.3
Malt Shovel Camperdown Lu’au Hibiscus Hefeweizen
Pint on tap at The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Cloudy dark apricot colour, light fruity nose with a little malt. Thin head, light body, a little spritz. Light, refreshing, spritzy. Nice easy-drinking hot weather beer with a balancing tang at the finish.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

fatyak1
3.6
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Thursday, December 28, 2017

NobleTeam7
5
James Squire Sundown Australian Lager

Saturday, December 16, 2017

mkel07
3.5
James Squire Tall Tale Tropicana Spring Ale
On tap at The Charming Squire on 29 September 2017. Light and refreshing in the mouth with a mix of fruit in the flavour - a real fruit salad of a beer that cleans the palate and goes down a treat. Was good on a spring day but would also go down well on a hot summers day.
Friday, December 15, 2017

mkel07
3.1
James Squire Highwayman's Helles
On tap at The Charming Squire on 29 September 2017. Tasty enough but it looked a little murky in the glass. Dry finish sand a strong malty flavour with a mild level of bitterness. Middle of the road beer for me.
Friday, December 15, 2017

CurlyJoe
2.7
James Squire Cabin Fever
Not too bad for a session, but it's just all hops with little back bone. Tasty, crisp and drinkable though.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

CurlyJoe
2.9
James Squire Hop Thief 7 Galaxy & Mosaic Hops
Clear with some white head. Aroma is very fruity and taste is similar. Definitely hop driven. One of the better macro pale ales in Aus.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

CurlyJoe
3.2
James Squire Tall Tale
Cloudy orange/yellow with creamy head. Aroma and taste and similar. Mango, mango and more mango. Very refreshing, semi sweet and even a little sour.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

macca147
2.9
James Squire Mint Heist
Taster at GABS 2017 (notes). Pours a orange brown with a thin head. Aroma: peppermint (and little else). Taste: sweet peppermint with a crisp lingering mint aftertaste. Quite sharp flavoured. Tastes like an after-dinner mint. This was ok, but a taster was more than enough!
Thursday, December 14, 2017

mkel07
3.5
Malt Shovel Camperdown Lu’au Hibiscus Hefeweizen
On tap at The Charming Squire on 7 December 2017. A lot darker than most hefeweizen’s that I have had – this may be due to the addition of hibiscus as there is a slight reddish pink tinge to the colour. Tropical fruit aromas that transition into the flavour, along with some banana and spice. A beer that I wasn’t expecting to find when I walked into the Charming Squire – sometimes those are the best ones.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

gracefleming7
5
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Sunday, December 10, 2017

danjs5
3.6
James Squire Jack of Spades Porter
On tap at the Crafty Squire, Melbourne. Looks good in glass with ruby red brown appearance. Toasty malt and toffee aroma with dark fruit. Similar taste with noticable sweet rasins and some roasted caramel and liqourice. Quite smooth really. Much better than expected.
Friday, December 8, 2017

bizzard
2.5
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Grumbo
3.4
James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale
Bottle enjoyed during a holiday in Australia, as the Original Amber Ale. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source was the James Squire Brewhouse, Kings St Wharf, Darling Harbour. Tasting notes not kept, just rating. One of the better beers found back then.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Grumbo
3
Doyles Fishermans Lager
Bottle enjoyed during a holiday in Australia. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source - Doyles Restaurant, Watson's Bay. Tasting notes not kept, just rating. Scoring at the time possibly influenced by the fantastic location!
Thursday, November 30, 2017

WhichBrew
3.8
James Squire Jack of Spades Porter
Rich dark chocolatey brown in colour and flavour, with some an underlying tinge of coffee. Pleasant burnt sugar and malt aroma. This porter is not too heavy and eminently drinkable. Very nice.
Sunday, November 26, 2017

mitsuhama
3
James Squire The Swindler Summer Ale

Sunday, November 26, 2017

yipyia
3
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Friday, November 24, 2017

MrTipple
3
James Squire Hop Thief 8 Crystal & Cascade
Grain malts, floral hops, wet straw. Clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. Bitter grain and cereal malts, straw, hay, grass, light citrus fruits, lemon peel, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Nothing special. Keg at The Hero of Waterloo, Sydney.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

TedE
3
James Squire Mid River Pale Ale
Schooner on tap at Generous Squire, Perth. Hazy golden beer with thin white head. Hugh carbonation, citric nose. Initial taste of malt gives way slowly to a finish of tangerine and guava. Excellent for 3.5%! Moreish quencher.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Loboz74
0.5
James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

nath82
0.5
James Squire The Swindler Tropical Infusion
Absolute shite tastes like dishwater
Monday, November 6, 2017

jjgmd
2.1
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
At Manly Wharf , New Zealand on tap at Wharf Bar, pours a hazy gold pour with a small beige head. Very mild citrus nose. Taste is wheaty , grainy and dull without any real kick or flavor. Ends on the grainy dull notes ! Poor excuse for a pale ale. Interesting attended an Aussie who had a pre syncopal episode while drinking this beer . Quaff Score 4 / 10
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Parmenion777
3
James Squire Hop Thief 8 Crystal & Cascade
Bottle - Pours a clear rich gold colour with a small frothy off white head. Aroma is light, not what I was expecting, caramel malt, citrus and a little pine. An initial hit of hop bitterness, grapefruit, earthy spice and pine flavours followed by some malty sweetness fading in light dry finish.
Friday, November 3, 2017

Baldie
3
Mad Brewers Scribbly Gum Lager

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bill Becker
3.8
James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale
From Feb 2006 Poured from bottle(room temp) a hazy amber with a large head of foam that dissipated fairly quickly leaving 1 large clump and a fine layer. The smell is quite nice with a mix of malt and hops The taste was very smooth with nice balance between the hop bitterness and the sweetness from the malt. I also sensed nutty and vanilla tones and they helped make this beer quite drinkable. Bottom line: This is a good amber ale. One I'd buy again.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CDA
3.9
James Squire Hop Thief 8 Crystal & Cascade
Drinking from bottle. Haven't found my style of craft beer yet here in Oz, so I keep grabbing overpriced 6 packs of this as it has two of my favorite hops. Usually prefer dark hoppy ales but this is a fine American West Coast ale. Goes well with bubblegum so you can kiss the girls afterwards.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

BigWilly82
3.8
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Easy drinking pale ale. No notes are over the top. Well balances flavours for a great all day drinking beer
Friday, October 13, 2017

simondm66
4.8
James Squire The Swindler Tropical Infusion

Friday, October 13, 2017

PabloZab
3.2
James Squire Cabin Fever
Bottle 345ml (BB 06.02.2018). Clear amber colour, ecru head. There is caramel note mix with citrus in aroma. Beer is light, even a little bit watery with malty character like caramel and small, resin and citrus bitterness. Drinkable but too much malty and too less hoppy.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Minne
4
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Saturday, October 7, 2017

TedE
3.3
James Squire Tall Tale
345ml bottle into schooner glass. Aroma of stonefruit, malt and pepper. Cloudy amber beer with fluffy white head. Some lacing. High carbonation. Light and fizzy in the mouth, Finish really shows the guava and passionfruit. Yeasty notes at the end make this reminiscent of a Berliner Weiss. Not bad.
Saturday, September 30, 2017

TedE
3.6
James Squire Cabin Fever
345ml bottle into shaker. Beautiful clear golden bronze beer with thin white head and medium carbonation. A little lacing. Aroma of malt and slight hops. Light body, slight fizz. Taste and finish have caramel and subdued fruity hops. Dry fruit right at the end makes this really easy drinking. Nice session beer, should be available on tap.
Friday, September 29, 2017

finnius_fog
1
James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

CurlyJoe
3.2
James Squire Jack of Spades Porter
Dark, semi clear, with generous frothy head. Burnt chocolate aroma, smoky malts. Sweet malt taste too, slight bitterness as well. Not too heavy. Drinkable.
Saturday, September 23, 2017