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James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale - Malt Shovel Brewery

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James Squire The Chancer Golden AleJames Squire The Chancer Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
78
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85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Malt Shovel Brewery visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: joecast on 11-25-2004)
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Reviews by foles:
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foles

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4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presents beautifully in my pilsner urquell mug. FLuffy white head, hazy orange in colour. Fresh looking.

Fruity on the nose, orange, citrus, watermelon on the tongue. Slight crispness / spritiness & bitterness on the finish - very easy to drink. Fairly light in body - a definite drop for summer, as the flavours and hop bitterness are moderate and certainly not overpowering. A well balanced ale.

Will be a staple for me during the hot summer in Perth.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 13:22:11 | More by foles
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A: pours a dark golden colour with a light red-ish shade, coming with a thin beige creamy head and very lively carbonation.
S: given a good swirl, enticingly biscuity crystal malts and candy-ish sweetness come hand in hand with a refreshing & light citric, dried-grassy and faintly herbal hoppiness as well as savoury-sweet preserved hawthorn fruits, on top of light estery fruits as in unripe apples. A “creamy” texture seems to assert itself as well, likely a bi-product of yeasts’ work.
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James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale from Malt Shovel Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.