highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, - JAN 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
May have been a problem batch. Signs of autolysis/yeast stress in the aroma. Pity because there was a lot to like if you could get beyond that. Copper with a lavish centimetre of foam showing good length. The herbal aroma is marred by a burnt rubber taint, as if you were sniffing a bottle of Orval that had been run over repeatedly by a car doing doughnuts. Nice chewy body. Toffee malts and spiced apples. Some passionfruit and grapefruit from Pacific NW hops. Definite potential if they sort out the brewing issue. (Wentworth Falls bottlo)
fletchfighters (997) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ML can
Clear orange amber color, slightly off white head. Sticky lacing.
Nose is spice, orange and grapefruit. Good dry hopping nose.
Taste is spice, dusty orange and grapefruit with a decent caramel malt body. Malts dominate in the taste.
Clean and crisp, very bready feel. Not real bitter though. Prickly carbonation and light bodied.
Tastes a bit too commercial. Oh wait, it is pretty much a commercial brew pub. Sessionable but very uninspired
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Nose shows some spicy and grapefruit-like hops along with a grainy malt character.
Flavours include straw, popcorn, spicy hops, grainy malt and herbal notes. Pretty weird stuff there, a couple of big off-flavours.
LesArgen (177) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whoop. I think their marketing blurb of having added hops at every stage of the brewing process is true. There are so many hop flavours here it’s almost as if the hops are providing the body. As an amber ale, you’d have to say it’s a fail but as an overhopped American something something it’s pretty delicious. Very smooth, hides its alcohol well.
Alpha2502 (4) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral hop aroma, light amber in colour with biscuits citrus and peppery flavours. Smooth texture and very sessionable considering the avb.
sinkas (266) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can via slowbeer muted dusty hop nose slightly sour grainy with unusual slickness finish not a great beer
Vanz (188) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The best of the Australia brewery beers I’ve had, drank at Beer Cartel. Couldn’t rate on the day, but remember it being very hop dominated for an amber, as the name suggests. Still very malty as well, roasted and nutty characterists present, a bit of everything. Definitely the most character out of their canned beers.