Otway Organic Lager | Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

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Otway Organic LagerOtway Organic Lager

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Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Macca on 08-07-2009

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale gold with a massive head.
Nose shows nice biscuity malt and lemony, spicy and grassy hops. Quite pleasant.
Flavours are quite disappointing in comparison, not much of the biscuity malt transfers through, instead there's hints of vegies. Some lemon shows.
Carbonation is pretty high but it works well. Body feel very watery though.

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Photo of dgilks
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, dirty, straw colour with a big, fluffy white head. Good head retention.

Mild pilsner malt on the nose, with a light citrussy note in the background.

Crisp clean malt flavour with a mild bitterness. Very easy to drink and nothing really wrong.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Nice.

An easy drinking lager. There is nothing special here but the lack of flavour faults is good.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Harts Pub, was served to me blind by @laituegonflable.

Pours a very clear pale straw colour, with only minimal head. What's there is a fine white foam that only adheres slightly to the edge of the glass to create some lacing. Steady carb. Pretty average.

Lots of floral honey on the nose, almost to the detriment of everything else. Flowery and sweet, almost cloying. Not a fan, I'm afraid.

Light grainy palate, again with more honey characters to add some craziness. Taste of something green (lucerne) to stick with the graininess on the back, finishes with a slight seltzer bitterness. Mouthfeel very watery.

It really has some issues in terms of flavour - it's not a particularly enjoyable beer, even if it's light enough that it's not that hard to drink.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale amber with generous white head and furious streaming bead feeding it from below, leading to some very impressive retention. In fact, this might seem absurd, but I'd swear the head is growing thicker as time goes one, that's how intense and persistent this carbonation stream is. It's a very impressive effect and overall looks good, but I don't think that level of carbonation bodes too well for drinking.

Nose is standard lagery in essence, with a healthy grassy hop aroma and some grainy malt characters. Quite pilsenery actually, with a bit of a metallic edge. Smells quite crisp, but no really unique or interesting characteristics.

Taste is fairly bitter for the most part, a little flavour of bitter melon thanks to a fruity ester or two on the front, pleasant hop freshness on the mid with light phenols and a bit of an English hop bitterness - that tea-like acerbic character. Finishes quite metallic and leaves an unfortunate astringency on the back, with the flavour of a rotten grape. There are some nice fresh grassy and fruity flavours detectable on the mid-palate but they're pretty much swallowed up by some over-potent hopping. Not a bad job, but the astringency is a bit disappointing.

Mouthfeel has a fair fullness, a bit of a body to it with obvious malt presence, luckily the aggressive fizz doesn't carry across too badly to the texture. Leaves slightly dry, but certainly decent.

Quite enjoying this actually, it would make a good thirst-quenching drop in Summer. The astringency may detract from the flavour, but not enough to ruin the overall experience.

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Photo of Macca
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No extra marks for the packaging on this one. The label looks like it was whacked out on the computer in the office at the brewery and stuck on by the staff after they'd had a quality control session.

The beer pours a cloudy honey golden colour with very little head to speak of.

Aromas of tropical fruits and yeast. A sweetness is evident as well.

The tropical fruits really come through on the palate. The sweetness is there as well. Not sure how many of these I could have before it became a bit cloying.

Medium bodied.

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Otway Organic Lager from Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 5 ratings