I have to say, by far this is the best Australian beer I've ever had. Very much in the true fashion of a British pub-style ale, this is a great all around beer. The "Best Ale" in the title refers to the old British fashion of drawing off three different runs during lautering, the first being the "best beer" with the most fermentable sugars and flavor. It's also named after Australia's first brewer (which also means he was likely a criminal, probably sent there for shorting customers on their pints. Definitely a great pub-style beer, with a slight floral aroma and fruit flavor.
Reviewed: November 06, 2004