CitrusP (60) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ the Albion. Not much in the aroma on this one, what a i got was pleasant enough (served a little too cold). Dark pour with a nice creamy looking off white head. Really lovely, fresh roast characters, mild coffee and chocolate characters, and some interesting fruity hop notes in the taste from what I think were the german hops? Nicely balanced bitterness to round it off. Being a dark lager this was also highly drinkable and refreshing for a dark beer.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap Albion: very average beer. Quite insipid, leaving you craving a lot more. Touch of roast but nothing to get excited about. Disappointing coming from one of my favourite breweries (Murrays).