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Bintara Pale AleBintara Pale Ale

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Bintara Brewery

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of dgilks
3.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very sweet, malty aroma. I also get a hint of earthy hop aroma but the whole is a little sweet, almost like raw wort.

Mostly clear, copper colour. No head.

Quite a sweet beer with plenty of caramel, malty sweetness. I get some light tart fruity character. The hops are not really present. On the whole, it lacks the depth I associate with the style and doesn't gel for me but it isn't bad.

Medium-light body with quite high carbonation for the style. Acceptable.

Look, I can drink the beer and it isn't as bad as the wheat they do. The flavour just lacks the bitterness and hop character needed to really make this a better beer.

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Photo of jarmby1711
3.95/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Cloudwine in Camberwell .
Dark copper ,off white cloud like fluffiness to the head ,with scant carbonation.
Smell was really intense citrus honey .It grabbed you and said sniff me some more.
The flavour doesnt live up to the expectation one has fom the aroma.
The citrus honey is there and in its flavour that doesnt come with any sweetness.It sort of meanders off fromthere into a light wateriness. There is just not enough oomph in the finish , be it flavour or bitter sensation.
It is clean in the mouth but I would prefer a little more carbonationto help pull the flavours through a bit.
I perhaps had this a little too cold.
This would be great by the pint , by the fire on a cold rainy Rutherglen winters afternoon.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.05/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber body, slight carbonation. fine fluffy white head which leaves some lacing. Not a bad looking beer.

Quite prominent toffee aromas, hints of darker amber malt. Not a bad smell, but could really use a little more complexity or robustness.

Fragrant sweet front palate balanced with a long dry yeasty aftertaste. It's not too bad. If there was some added complexity there it could be much better. The mouthfeel is quite flat and thin.

As it stands, it's a drinkable, but forgettable brew.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rich amber colour, head was nice & thick and has mostly stuck around (I was still reviewing other Bintara beers when this was poured). Light carbonation.

Smells of the same toffee characteristics as the others but for better or worse it's somewhat richer and stickier. Bides for something more complex and fruitful (I hope).

It does taste better but it's still not outstanding. Smooth and drinkable, but more complex. Sticky wine-esque flavour mid-palatte, bitter hints and slightly sweet aftertaste. Easily the most drinkable here but still too generic, formulaic & prozaic & mosaic & toothache.

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Photo of DaveFL1976
2.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Nice golden/amber colouring with a light tan head that settles down in fairly short order. Aroma is heavy of Engligh Fuggles. Not the light, earthy ones but well-boiled. Bitter Fuggles. The malt backbone supports this beer well enough, but there’s something that I’m not a fan of. A slightly stale, cardboardy taste that inhibits drikability. Chemical, abrasive aftertaste that’s not expected or pleasant. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, however. It’s marketed as a Pale Ale, but should be in the English Bitter category if you ask me. Even still…not a great example in my opinion.

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Photo of Finite
2.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark amber which is quite murky. No head what so ever, it was quite fizzy and the head dissipated almost instantly. It actually smelt interesting, with a distinctive honey aroma. The first taste was the best and it really tasted not too bad on a fresh mouth but it got progressively worse and more watery after that. After 5 sips it begins to taste more like an iodine and soda water mix. The first hit of the palate is pretty awful. The after taste which proceeds does make up slightly, it attempts to save it with a long lasting honey and malt after taste which i quite enjoyed.

- Smells reasonably pleasant with fruity suggestion
-An ok-ish malt and fruit after taste

-Gets progressively worse, to the point where you feel like your drinking soda water and iodine.
-No head whatsoever, which dissipates instantly after pouring
-Very strong iodine taste at the start which knocks out any hope of a diverse fruity palate

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Photo of koolk
1.3/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Firstly it must be noted that this bottle was filled to the top. There was about 2 mm between the beer and the crown cap. Poured out a dark burnt amber colour and a very bubble filled head that was gone as soon as I had stopped pouring. This weak head was a sign of things to come...

Unique nose that firstly screamed sweet green fruity hops. There was also a hint of yeast derived aromas, but the oil hop aroma kept winning out. Very one dimensional and not overly plesant with the green notes just being to much.

Palate was well...disgusting. Ever clean out beer bottles with idophor? Well, imagine you topped up each bottle with a dash of idophor and that is what you get here. Feels like I am drinking iodine, which, believe it or not, is not enjoyable. Iodine flavours on the front palate are huge and level out but are ever present. Some bitterness and sweet nutty malt, but it is a struggle to finish. Mouthfeel was flat and flabby.

Seriously crappy brew from a new producer in Nth Victoria. For the sake of experimentation I will try the other beers in the range, but Im not going near this one again.

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Bintara Pale Ale from Bintara Brewery
2.75 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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