Stockade Brew Co hail from Sydney with a number of seasonal beers on offering. This is a ‘Hoppy Brown Ale’ that tips the scales at 6.8%ABV.

Driven by malt, the first sip pulls your lips to your tongue to cleanse the pallet. It’s almost off-putting at first until you adjust. There are burnt grain flavours and caramel coming through a rather light bodied beer, with hints of raisin here and there.

The hop additions have led their hand to bittering. There is near-no aroma coming from this beer. It ticks the box as a brown ale, but it’s not what i had in mind when i read the bottle. -Leigh