Buckleys Bitter Ale - Yarra Flats Brewery
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Reviews by Hoptron_3000:
2.5/5 rDev -20.6%
Hmm super conflicted again. Love Brett beers but wasn't expecting it here. Not quite as nice of a Brett beer as there "Pilsner" but still quite a lot of Brett character. Nice dry finish. The Brett was kind of a nice surprise! I wonder if this is what the brewer intended. No English hop or malt character at all.
05-23-2014 10:13:19 | More by Hoptron_3000
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United Kingdom (England)
2.8/5 rDev -11.1%
Not a big fan of this, though it is OK, a bit thin and lacking flavour, still it is quite bitter, but it isn't well rounded, in my opinion. Also had a bit of a funny "off" character which i couldn't put my finger on, not unpleasant, just a bit funny.
05-28-2003 16:54:03 | More by rastaman
2.64/5 rDev -16.2%
Pours dark amber with a small, fading, off-white head.
Nose shows spices, some nutty malt, subtle sweet malt. Pretty restrained.
Restrained flavours too. Some bready malt and grainy notes alongside faint spicy hops.
Body feels watery.
Needs a bit of work.
06-04-2013 01:51:14 | More by CrazyDavros
3.73/5 rDev +18.4%
I had a bottle at the Healsville Hotel just up the road from the brewery (which appears to be a shed). Truthfully I wasn't expecting a whole lot from the beer, since I've never had an Australian "Bitter" that was actually, well, bitter.
The beer poured a nice rich dark golden color, similar to Sam Adams back in the States. Aroma definately had a bit of hop punchiness to it, which is something I've not come to expect from many Aussie beers. The beer was smooth going down with a little sweetness that ended with a clean hop finish. Not a bad beer at all. Good job.
08-14-2005 10:49:52 | More by DaveFL1976
3.95/5 rDev +25.4%
A very interesting experience,
I believe the bottle has undergone some lacto secondary... opening the bottle gave a whiff of pungeant cheese.... not promising.
My mate reckoned it was off... I thought "yeah maybe" but pressed on anyway...
After a couple of minutes to let the offness aromas dissipate, it poured amber with a good frothy head...
Faint notes of stinky cheese / off milk... but supplanted with pineapple, herbs (sage ?), cedar tones... I don't care what's happened to it in-bottle... the nose is very interesting, and worth pondering....
The flavour is a complex mix.... subtle buttermilk and acid tang gives support to the lacto theory.... but this is more than balanced by the strong essential oil elements... Cineol/eucalyptol.... tea tree oil.... some green weed notes, and an overall effect of Swedish/Campari bitters. Plus some good malt profile....
More bitter than your classic English bitter... a beer for hop lovers... and also for "wild" beer lovers, depending on bottle condition.
03-24-2007 07:33:33 | More by vancurly
3.43/5 rDev +8.9%
Quite dark and cloudy if , like me you dump the sediment into the glass.
The smell and taste have a distinctive herbaceous aniseed quality , which was not unpleasant but a bit overpowering by the end of the glass.It reminded me a little of cough medicine and I wonder if this may be the Tetthanger hops that are part of the mix. There are also Fuggles in ther , but I've never picked up the aniseed flacours with them before.
A nice change and variety but I couldnt drink very much of it
04-23-2006 01:41:59 | More by jarmby1711
Buckleys Bitter Ale from Yarra Flats Brewery
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.