Prickly Moses Reserve De Otway | Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

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3.75 w/ 9 ratings

Brewed by:
Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brendan13 on 07-09-2008

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by admiral:
Photo of admiral
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very nice beer that is good to get out when with friends or as your first beer of the night when celebrating a milestone

2012 version

Appearance was malt brown and carbonation was very good - to style

aroma and taste: chocolate, toasted malt, Belgian ale/yeast and slight funk, with slight citrus and a nice dry finish

Very good beer and loving that breweries like Otway Estate are brewing these types of beers and showing people that wine isn't the only alcoholic beverage that has class and can be savoured and enjoyed when celebrating, dining with friends etc

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber/ruby with a large head.
Nose shows nutty malt and lemon notes. Pretty faint, not much going on.
Similar nutty notes as a flavour right through to the finish. Also some solvent-like alcohol and hints of pear.
Nice moderate carbonation, body seems slightly watery though.
The nutty malt is lovely, but other than that this is somewhat plain.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Had at the estate.

Poured a nice bronze colour with small beige head, okay retention but minimal lace left behind. Body is clear, not much bead. Nice colour, the rest is pretty bland, and not very biere de gardey.

Nose is quite vinous with a nice Belgian twang to it. Fair amount of malt though and a bit of a fruity aroma, hints of pineapple and orange. Very light rubbery funk right at the back. A bit subdued, but has most of the right fragrances.

Taste is rich and actually quite chocolatey, rich with a liqueur kind of character. Hints of berry and red grape skins and some buttery malt. Slight funk on the back together with some boozey warmth that just provides a light kick at the end. The palate feels like it takes a while to get going, but once the flavours kick in they're quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel, though, is disappointingely thin. Definitely lacking a bit, it feels flat and dull except for the nice kick on the back. No real texture to it.

Overall is a pleasant drop though, with good flavour. Goes down pretty nicely.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to @LaitueGonflable for the Xmas present.

Pours a slightly hazed amber red colour, with a fine and filmy head of off-white. Lacing is pretty good, and the body is reasonably heavy, leaving some carbonation swirling in the glass. Looks pretty decent.

Nose is a bit organic and funky, with a medicinal or chlorine character coming through as well. Quite light on - not a great deal of character apart from those sharp belts, but it's pleasant enough.

Taste is thin, but pleasantly smooth, with some lightly roasted malt characters coming through. Almost no acidity, although there are some soft bitter phenols on the back which do evoke a slight Bière de Garde accent. Mostly light and smooth, and relatively easy drinking.

A decent brew. Nothing exciting, but Otway is still yet to come up with anything that really excited me. But this is a decently crafted beer, with pleasant smoothness and surprisingly drinkable.

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Photo of ADZA
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my third bottle out of this breweries trilogy series and it pours a see through,burnt amber hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a creamy two finger head that doesnt budge and some sporadic clingy lacing,the smell is a combination of molasses,toasted malts and some sticky date pudding,it has a medium bodied mouthfeel to it which is perfectly carbonated and also a touch sticky with those sweet caramel toffee notes first up followed by some toasted malts and grains which is nicely finished with a hit of raisins and sticky date pudding and i really find this brew quite drinkable for a sweet one and overall i find even though its not the most truest version of the style its easily drinkable and will have no problem polishing this bottle off.

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Photo of Grenache
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours as a beautiful dark and rich combination, promising so much, though the head subsides quickly. Some subtle nutty, biscuit and malt tones with low carbonation and a touch of sweetness. Slightly watery feel but ultimately easily drinkable and fairly satisfying. Feels like a lot less than 6.8% to me.

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Photo of heygeebee
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

First of style.

From Warners.

Pours a wonderful deep chestnut, pillowy three finger head.

Aromas of sweet malts, toffee, christmas cake.

Taste is a blend of sweet 'n' sour, with very sweet toffee, caramel flavours, but with a sour kick at back palate. Almost like a Belgian Stong Dark Ale / Quad with an acidic back palate. Nice 'n' complex.

Mouthfeel is creamy but too carbonated.

Overall a real oddity, and all the better for it. Well done. Well priced.

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Photo of DIM
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a slightly hazy ruby tinted orange color. Lots of foam here, making this difficult to pour. Even a gentle pour yielded a glass that was fifteen sixteenths foam.

s: Really nice nose on this one. Wet, musty grains plus yeasty aromas of mild cherries and apricots. I also got a little something sweet that I want to call, though that isn't quite right.

t: Falls short of the smell, unfortunately. Tastes sweeter than it smells with milder fruit notes as well. The finish tastes of yeasty toffee. Very tasty overall, but still a bit of a let down.

m: Active, fizzy carbonation helps bring this to life.

d: The last of the brews I brought home from down under. I wish I could try more from Otway, this was quite good and the saison was excellent. Good on you Otway.

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Photo of brendan13
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass with a very cloudy copper colour body an almost an inch of rocky, off white head that slowly falls away.
S - Earthy aroma hits first followed by some vaugue fruity, banana like notes. This is backed up by a toasty, almost roasted, malt presence.
T - Not too dissimilar to the smell; a definate earthiness and slightly sweet toasted malt character. A slight alcohol touch as well.
M - Light to medium body with a fairly high carbonation. Slightly sweet, yet dry finish.
D - This was quite an enjoyable beer that seemed to fit well within the style guidelines. I however have not had enough beers in this style to rate it much higher. Probably not everyones cup of tea (glass of beer) but well worth trying & great value at $11AUS for a 750ml bottle.

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Prickly Moses Reserve De Otway from Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
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