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Tooheys Old Dark Ale

Discussion in 'Beer, Pub & Brewery Reviews' started by jc64, 20/10/15.

 

  1. jc64

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    Posted 20/10/15
    I was waiting for a lot of flak straight off the bat with this thread, relieved, and surprised.

    I would have argued that it's a good option for a beer when you are out and about regardless.
     
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  2. Blind Dog

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    Posted 20/10/15
    Will admit to a liking for a Tooheys Old if I'm out and about. Would put it before a fair number of craft beers I've had in the recent past as well.
     
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    FTFY
     
  4. Brewman_

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    Was out and about on the weekend at a couple of Craft Breweries. Great day I have to say, and did enjoy most of the beers. But I discovered one Craft brewery doesn't like feedback at all even after they asked me for it.
    And there was no Old Tap. So.. off I went to the next.

    OT, sorry
     
  5. TheWiggman

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    Posted 20/10/15
    How does it taste in bottles compared to a good example on tap? Must admit I don't think I've ever had it in the stubby.
     
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    Posted 20/10/15
    Not too bad actually, Just make sure it's fresh. An old bottle can taste a bit like nothing.
     
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    What hops and yeast?
    I'm doing my inaugural Kyogle brew on Sunday and will have a crack at it, haven't done a dark ale for yonks.
     
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    POR....cant remeber the yeast...I know it wasnt a fancy one as they where not really available back then
     
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    I've got Notto, or could reculture some Coopers.
     
  10. Lecterfan

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    I brought up, or at least contributed to a TO thread many years ago. Depending on the qualities that you like from it, the best advice I got back then, and I stand by it today, is to brew a schwarzbier. TO, especially cold, carries very few characteristics that I get from (and desire from) brown ales or dark ales etc... and the best versions I've brewed of it (best as in most pleasing to my palate for what I want from it) have generally been lagers, with the odd cool-fermented us05. I've only just come back to brewing lagers now after a few years and my first few are all schwarz.

    Of course, if you like it to warm a little to promote its various characteristics then a dark ale is a great way to go. If you like to guzzle 17 of them cold, then I find treating it like a schwarz is very rewarding.

    Just another perspective, no right or wrong of course.
     
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    Good idea, I might mash fairly low then run the fermentation through with Notto at say 15 degrees to get the dry and crisp characteristics. I seem to remember about six years ago I did a version for a comp, and used Notto cold as suggested by Ross at the time.
     
  12. fraser_john

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    LOL - Unfriended.

    I'll make sure that we have it for you at Beer Camp.
     
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  13. Mikeyr

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    Great everyday tap beer. Agree with the crowd on freshness! It's bloody brilliant straight off the line I can tell you!
     
  14. jc64

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    Posted 21/10/15
    Some good discussion in this thread, both about the beer, and how best to brew an example. Good stuff.

    and John that would be great :p
     
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    Hops POR.

    Yeast is SO4.

    I can post the full recipe if you like?
     
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    Yeah do that please mate!!!
     
  17. warra48

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    TO is my go to beer when all the other taps are the usual mega brewers everyday products (notice how carefully I avoided the term megaswill?).

    At my previous golf club they had a JS tap, and this usually served JS brews in rotation. But if I was the designated driver, I'd drink a bruiser (50/50 TO & Hahn Light) or a charlie ( mostly Hahn Light with a good dash of TO and I'll leave you to figure why it was named in honour of Charlie Perkins).

    My current golf club burned down a few weeks ago, so we only have bottled beer from the Phoenix bar (in a converted shipping container) and TO is my regular order.

    It's a good beer, not complicated, not a challenge to drink, but passes muster every time.
     
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    Here's the recipe off BrewBuilder Brewman.

    Tooheys Old.jpg
     
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  19. Weizguy

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    Hmm, good price for 23 litres of beer, and includes the yeast. Thinking of hitting the Buy it Now button...
     
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    Just one comment I have on the recipe and the side by side taste off I did with a stubby of old.
    The real Old, has a very slight sulphur on the nose, something I associate with a lager yeast characteristic. With the SO4, you don't get that. Otherwise it was a very good clone. The alternate yeast Saf 34/70 I think would give that same character, but I have not done that version yet.
     
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