Probably from the yeast, I understand that it's the same house yeast that they use for all their ales.
I really like this drop - for once it's not trying to ape an American IPA, so if you are expecting heaps of C hops drowning out an ordinary malt profile, you're going to be disappointed - I've been through two six packs of it so far. More like an English strong dark ale where the malt really shines. I like the Aramis hops, and have a couple of hundred grams hot to go, when I do a version soon.
[The Aramis hops, from Alsace, are from the same mob that sell Coopers the Strisselspalt for their Kronenbourg BUL. Had a few pints of the K last year on tap at Grafton, with Biggusrdev and both very impressed compared to normal megaswill. Coopers finally brew a decent lager.]
Hint, let the vintage warm up to around 12 degrees and the subtle malts and toasty biscuitty notes really show. Damn I'm going into Lismore tomorrow, picked a hell of a day to do an AFD.
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Trying one tonight. Its nice. Just like a stronger version of coopers ale basically. Its hard to tell its a 7.5%. No hop aroma, crisp because Australian Ale is typically dryer. I didnt get any banana though. Maybe a slight hint of that signature coopers yeast that can smell like fruit salad to me when I culture it up for home brew. Its a good aroma of that yeast so its a bonus to get that in the end product in my opinion.