halfbaked (47) - - 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.
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 Iím 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.
Iíve 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 (7030) - MŲlndal, 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 (1054) - 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. Wasnít too impressed at all.
rhsiung (490) - 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 (857) - Blue Mountains, 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. Thereís 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 donít 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 (792) - 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.
crispi (103) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle. clear pours dark amber. White head, with a little lace. Aroma of malted biscuit and toffee, with a hint of citrus. quite a bit of bitterness. moderately carbonated with a medium finish.
mkel07 (2514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber in colour and carries a level layer of white foam. Distinct malt profile in the aroma. Easy to drink and light on the palate with a good balanced flavour. Okay for a new brewery.