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Young Henry’s Real Ale, AUD $8.20 (640ml) This dark amber-coloured ale is full-bodied and richly flavoured, with strong roasted malt flavours and notable hops. Chocolate and malt flavours abound, and the finish has a distinctive bitterness. A character-filled beer with a heap of flavour at

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Bridge Road Brewers ‘Summer’ Single Hop IPA Series, Beechworth $4.80 /330ml bottle or $24.50/6-pack The appearance is medium to full amber, with a thick, creamy head, and the bouquet is strongly hopped and full of character. Intense and mouth-filling, the flavour is well-hopped at first

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Napoleone Breakneck Porter, Yarra Valley $16 / 4 x 330ml This is a black beer with the appearance of a stout, but not as heavy or as strongly malted. It has a discreetly chocolaty aroma with some malt and there are some subtle hops on

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Trumer Pils, Salzburg, Austria $4.50/330ml or $22 per six-pack. A light-coloured, aromatic pilsener with floral hop aromas, a hint of vanilla and a light-bodied palate. There are spice and floral flavours and a more-ish finish with cleansing bitterness. It’s a very quaffable beer: I could

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Monteith’s Southern Pale Ale, New Zealand $3.60 / 330ml ($18 a six-pack) The colour is full amber, not really pale, and the bouquet is attractively hoppy, spicy and fragrant. The flavour is full and has plenty of character, showing good malt and hop flavours, well-balanced

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Little Creatures Return of the Dread Domestic Extra Stout $5/330ml; $18-$19 4-pack This winter seasonal ale is very dark, almost black, with a creamy head. The malt aroma is strong, with some dark chocolate notes. It’s a very rich beer, dense and almost chewy, with

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Pikes Pilsener Lager, Clare Valley $20-$22 per six-pack, 330ml The colour is light amber and clear, with a good frothy head; the bouquet is hoppy, floral and fragrant, clean and attractive. It’s a refreshing, clean-tasting beer that I really enjoy – light on its feet,

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4 Pines Brewing Brookvale Union Ginger Beer $7/500ml Cloudy appearance and a light-medium straw colour; the bouquet explodes with fresh ginger root aroma. The taste is exhilaratingly gingery and quite high in sweetness, but the spiciness cleans the finish and helps dry the aftertaste, which

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James Squire Hop Thief 7 American Pale Ale $4/345ml or $19-$20 a 6-pack Hoppy beers are very much in fashion, so much so that this brewery issues a new American pale ale each year made with different hops. This is the seventh. I like the