Sheaf Stout

Carlton & United Breweries

Australasia

Brewed from, what appears to be, Australia's answer to Anheuser Busch, I would grade this pretty well against many American versions of the stout style, but compared to Sam Smith's, it doesn't match up well. It was good, but for the price I paid ($2.68), I say forget it. Unless, of course, you can find it cheaper than someplace else than at Harry's Farmer's Market. I would provide the usual banter about the taste, but take it from me....if you have the choice between this and Sam Smith's (which you probably would, since you can get Sam's everywhere), get Sam's.

Reviewed: August 30, 1999

Rating: 5/10

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