omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 Bottled. Pale amber, average head. Neutral aroma. Orangey, caramelly crystal malt flavour. Sweet, rounded and medium bodied with low-medium bitterness.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber, clear, with a decent head that was gone before the halfway point. Bready aroma with a nice malty palate and a dry finish. I agree with others who note the lack of bitterness, particularly having recently tried the newly released Gage Roads Lager (nicely bittered). But I still liked it overall.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
distinctively boag’s i.e. not too challenging but quite an enjoyable drink
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
quite sweet and a bit malty, slightly bitter on the finish. Quite a clean finish, but lacks a bit of flavour, easy drinking stuff though.
gam (3732) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark gold pour,head good back to lace,aroma hoppy.Flavour bitter and a bit metallic.Finish is watery flavour,slight bitter and vegetable,fair.
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of Australia's better "bitter" ? Last time I had this one I thought this was great tonight I was bit let down as it was bit watery and lacking real flavour but overall it would still be decent summer session beer.
garthicus (2824) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Big fluffy head, light orange colour body, hoppyish aroma (could be skunky!) a very mild an plain flavour, nothing special but certainly not bad, a ’bbq beer’
ALLOVATE (2720) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 Away from there other Bitter, this beer has a little (only a little) of what was missing in the ’Classic’. Tasted on draught so lacking in the aroma. Yeast, unfermented wort and ’Pride of Ringwood’ comes to mind in taste, as the light bitterness and ’gassy’ carbonation bit at the tongue. Low malt tones, short, crisp and forgettable aftertaste. Typical Australian ’Lager’ Bitter.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours yellow-amber clear, small bubbly head, lots of carbonation. Sweet caramel aroma initially then hops, hops, hops. Smells of golden cluster? pride of ringwood? smells australian. Suprisingly smooth, thin though malty and slightly fruity. Not very bitter, stronger hop flavour than bitterness. Better than your typical aussie bitter though.
Stew41 (1821) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had low expectations on this beer but it came up well. Sligtly dark orange in colour, fizzy head of good depth and some lacing. No much going on in the nose. Kinda run of the mill in the mouth but did have a certain assertiveness and bitterness that drove the palate. Nice feel in a slightly fizzy style. Not bad value at just over $10 a pack and frankly I think miles better than the ’premium’.