Origin – Australia
ABV- 4.8%
Size- 330mL
Style- Golden Ale
What’s happening out there in Western Sydney? They’ve got the GWS giants, the Wanderers, the Westconnex and now they’re about to steal the Powerhouse museum. And speaking of power houses, although Stephen Pan and the lads at Riverside Brewing Company have only been brewing since the early 2000’s, they have certainly perfected the art, or is that that craft, of bottle conditioned, unfiltered brews. Now if I’m honest, I’m not a big fan of golden ale. They are like craft beers on training wheels, which is perfect for beginners, however I’m (insert image of large head here) more like Evil Knievel than Miss Daisy. They generally have a subdued malt flavour, are lightly hopped and are typically relatively low alcohol. Fortunately this kindy kid of the Riverside school for brilliant beers, is a little more mature than his golden peers from elsewhere. A fusion of US and English pale ale styles, the 33 is characterised by careful restraint, but with a twist. It pours amber, but not too dark. The citrus aroma is fresh and zippy, but not like a bag of oranges at the half time break. In the mouth there is hop, but it doesn’t hit you over the head, and the malt is also understated. However, it’s the citrus that creeps on in…and creeps and creep and creeps, leaving you with a clean aftertaste that is crisp, clean and fresh that makes this a little more unique. It’s perfect for those times when you just want to invite over a mate on a hot summer’s day and sit on the beach. I read Parramatta will have one of those too by 2025…



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