TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Galbraithís. Clear amber pour with a brief, off-white head leaving minimal lace. Malty and coffee nose with a hint of citrus hops. Initial mouth feel is great due to the complexity and fine carbonation, but then it thins out to almost watery. The flavors in this ale are very interesting: dark-roast malt (coffee, burnt caramel), nutmeg, peanuts, earth and...brown. I canít describe it any better than that. This ale tastes brown! Body is notably absent and the major weakness of this otherwise fascinating offering from Mata/Aotearoa. Finish is dry, peppery and bitter.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
a bit weird, has that orangey grapefruit taste that predominated in their blondie as well. not sure if the odd belgian influence is supposed to be infused or itís just a bit stale...whatever the case, certainly weird. also mild hop bitterness and solid maltiness, but they donít really fit together much well...completely unbalanced. okay i suppose.
Beersiveknown (2116) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Fat Dog, Rotorua
Fizzy red-brown with redcurrant and grapefuit nose, medium bodied with coffee and chocolate but an astringent finish ending quite thin.
Ungstrup (27650) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruits, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, bread, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
fletchfighters (921) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
reddish brown color, off white head. Two finger height.
Malt, toasted caramel, and nice grapefruit and pine nose. Good aeromatics.
Very watery taste, some caramel and malt. Otherwise a very thin taste.
Light bodied and medium carbonation. Reasonable but forgetable once had it.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a small head.
Nose shows toasty malt, caramel and nutty notes along with grapefruit, spicy and floral hops.
Flavours include toasty malt, bready notes, grapefruit and herbal hops.
Could use a lighter body.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Misty red brown pour biege head strong carbonation aromas nutty hops caramel flavours toffee nuttiness medium bitter mild caramel fruity richness fair tasting brown the finish some rich aftertastes lasting bitter fresh hops okay brown
hawthorne00 (2096) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 10C. Clear reddish amber with a frothy beige head. Aroma of toffee with some nuts and chocolate. Light bodied. Tastes as it smells except for bright pepper and some light Kiwi tropical fruit notes. Moderate bitterness, dry finish. Just a little more body would have been nice, but itís refreshingly gluggable with some personality.
maneliquor (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This was pleasing. A very easy going, slightly nutty amber ale with some heavy roast. Full bodied with spritzy carbonation. Very sessionable
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yes, it is reddish brown, but Iím not terribly sure about striking it is as the head was gone and forgotten within seconds leaving a few small patches of bubbles here and there. Doughy, earthy aromas with caramel, toffee brittle malt aromas, but very little in the way of hop aroma. Thatís not to say I didnít like the smell, because I did.
Sweetness is to the fore in the form of caramalt, light bitterness and silky mouthfeel. Not bad, but not memorable, certainly quaffable.