ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 bottle was a gift from WA. not a lot on the nose, head died very quickly. flavours of stonefruits and a dominant sweet malt.
Lunkie (1166) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet malt hop aroma. Clear yellow colour with big frothy head and good lacing. Sweet fruit malt hop flavour with strong stone fruit. Fizzy palate.
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Special promotion batch at the Beer Store Morley.
From the bottle into a mug at just on cold. Had to really rouse it to produce some life off the pour ending in a ’Real ale’ looking still beer in the glass. Light, floating island of froth atop a bright, medium amber body that had only a few wisps of visible, fine carbonation. Subtle grapefruit and pine nose, a little trailing pineapple perhaps. Almost still in the mouth bar a feint prickle upfront. Level peaking woodiness and pale nut notes balance some supple, juicy grapefruit and pineapple flavours and finish in back with a sharp, vinous bitterness before a rather dry, vinous and slightly fruity swallow with good length. Very smooth and comfortable mouthfeel, not too heavy at all and highly sessionable. This was a good way to kick off tasting these beers. Very nice, very pleasant session ale. (0421, 33cL)