StevieT (741) - - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity aroma, pours a cloudy golden colour with a thin white head. Well carbonated, lingering bitter hops flavour. An OK beer.
Maris (1025) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 1/12/2014. Pours a cloudy straw colour with a big white head which subsides a bit after a while. Has a light spicy aroma with hints of wheat and clove. Take a sip and it’s rather pleasing with sweet and tart citrus fruit, some distinct Belgian yeast and spicy notes and a hint of banana lolly. Has a slightly creamy palate with lively carbonation. Have seen this at Dan Murphy’s for a while now and thought it was time to sample. I’ve not found many brewers who make a good fist of a Belgian white but these guys have actually done a really good job. A pleasant surprise and will definitely try again if I’m looking for a bit of a break from Hoegaarden.
hawthorne00 (2553) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with a large white head. Mild wheat, orange and pepper aroma. Very light-bodied. Quite dry with modest citrus notes and a pepper and clove finish. Refreshing. Not bad at all for a mystery brew.
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a light straw yellow with a thick and persisting white head. Moderate carbonation. Aromas of lemon, wheat, pepper and maybe a hint of clove. Taste is dominated by citrus (not all that lemony though) although some pepper comes through at the back end. Couldn’t detect any banana or bubblegum hefe characters at all. Crisp finish with a lightly spicy aftertaste. Not bad, but not a classic wheat beer.
KeefOz (969) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
poured a cloudy pale yellow colour with a two- to three-finger white foamy head that retained well and laced with lots of suds rings - looked like a wheat beer should. Very high carbonation with lots of small bubbles forming trails. Aroma of wheaten malt and as it warmed it became more spicy with aroma of cloves coming out. Taste very sweet then with cloves but no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth and light with a spicy finish. Refreshing.
ALLOVATE (2475) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another mystery brew to don the shelves of Dan Murphy’s. Produces up a misty, pinewood yellow with a lot of floaties caught in suspension. High effervescence sees rise to a solind, lasting inch of foam atop that manages a convincing lace. Aroma of Lime Coola cordial, candied lemon peel, sherbet and wheat malt with a tangy tinge of cider vinegar. Quite sharp on the palate with an acrid herbal bitterness that is quite out of place but not entirely unpleasant. Lengthy citrus linger, tangy and sour with a balancing candyish sweetness. Wheaty, grainy mid-palate. Light in body but overall creamy in mouthfeel to give it roundness. Not demanding in any way. Quite a refreshing drop. Not bad. (33cL, BB 0330 [?], Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
mkel07 (3731) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Middle of the road wheat beer with a thin cloudy appearance, white head and familiar wheat beer flavours. Nice for a hot day.
Dervock (505) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - hazy pale yellow with a big fluffy white head. Initial aroma reminds me of the mash during the boil. There is also a more subtle cereal malt and a little citrus. As the beer warmed more of the clove/spice character came out. Some spice on the taste, not much bitterness, dry in the mouth but not tart. Medium palate reasonable carbonation.