halfbaked (48) - - NOV 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden colour. Malt aroma with a background of sharp fruit. Malty, smooth flavour with medium low carbonation. A touch of citrus bitterness in the aftertaste. Ok.
madquacker (1057) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A flat head and an orange glow. Sweet and sticky with a bit of home brew in there. Funky and manky.
Jmar33 (181) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. English style pale ale’s are not really my thing. Lager like smell and flavour but with just enough hop character to keep me happy enough to finish the bottle
Jamison64 (1) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
After searching for a beer with abit of flavor I settled on Badlands Pale Ale. I use to drink Coopers Green and altho I like to support local Aussie companies, I became bored with it. This is now my beer of choice. The initial flavor can be alittle unexpected but the after taste is great and the mix of flavors is vibrant. I like to describe the experience akin to drinking a fresh cola compared to flat. At last a beer with full flavor.
I must admit that I’m abit surprised and disappointed by many of the ratings but hell.. no skin off my nose - I love it! And I take it along to parties and friends to see their reaction, not a bad one yet.
I’ve also tried their IPA - bit ruffer but nice, recommend you try a couple of Pale Ales before you start on the Dark Ale but upto you.
gnoff (8009) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl from Oak Barrel, Sydney, on July 17, 2013.
Clear golden color, big fluffy off-white head. Malty, sweet, grainy scent, a slight bit herbal. Hoppy, sweet, sugary, malty, grainy taste. Weak mouthfeel, medium high dry grainy bitterness.
Swanny6193 (18) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alright hops in the taste, little bit of
Malt, too. Bit chemically. Not much in the aroma.
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Sevenlee (1432) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours an orange colour. Aroma is some malt, hints of fruit and something that, for some reason, resembled corn. Taste is pretty light on most things with little bitterness. Pretty watery. Wasn’t too impressed at all.
rhsiung (881) - USA - OCT 29, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
not the badlands i usually think of! i prefer their dark. leaves, woody, sparkling, butterscotch, creamy, astringent, cereal, clear, light
ComradeK (1058) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle. Pours a light, clear gold, with a tiny, loose head, which fades almost instantly. There’s not a whole lot going on as far as aroma is concerned - some mercifully weak soapy notes, and perhaps a metallic tang, but nothing more. An unpleasant artificial lemon taste hits as soon as the beer touches the lips, but is soon overcome by a bland, metallic sensation (I think "taste" would be overstating things here). Stale, slightly leafy hops come in next, with a mildly astringent finish. This is easily the worst beer I have had for some time, which is more than a little disappointing, as the IPA from the same brewery was acceptable, and the porter very enjoyable. It treads a fine line between dull tastelessness and active awfulness, and to be honest I don’t really care on which side it collapses. Either way, it joins a long list of pale ales designed to lure the sort of person who drinks commercial pale lager, which is to my mind an exercise in futility. Leave them to their dull and watery beverages, and keep proper beers for those who appreciate them, instead of trying to pander to the lowest common denominator.
Pyobon (996) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden with good white head. Beautiful flowery and delicate fruit aroma with malty biscuity hints. Medium body and carbonation. Refreshing fruity start with nice gentle maltiness and some reasonable bitterness in the finish. A great pale ale.