bozoNZ (715) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow - pint at the Australian Sydney. Faint chill haze? Rocky, seperated head like off milk. Faint dusty malt aroma. Rather bland palate but quite high diacetyl, not nice really.
Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap at the Australain Heritage hotel. Had to have a middie just to admit to trying it. Yep, a pale lager it is and it has no real character that could impress at all. There is a real metallic hit and gassy astringency that makes it a beer to compete wiith all the other PL rubbish plied by our macro brewers.
Rizzo (13) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pale, brillantly clear. Clean nose, some saaz (subtle) and malt. Mid range bitterness but good mouth feel. Slightly more body than your average premium lager (stella, becks etc). Good lager at a good price.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Barons impressed first up with their wattleseed beer, but every subsequent effort has gotten poorer. This is the inevitable Australian style lager, sitting right up there alongside VB, Tooheys New etc, and it continues the downward spiral. It smells and tastes adjunct laden, without a skerrick of Saaz and just the faintest note of hops at all. The alcohol is way too present, too, for a beer of this abv. A twangy metallic bitterness continues the macro comparison, along with a saccharine sweetness. I canít see the reasoning behind the brewer bringing out this beer as it is too similar to the rest and without a massive marketing campaign they couldnít hope to drag away anyone but the most adventurist of macro-lager drinkers. Why oh why did I buy two bottles of this?