Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear pale straw colour with a thin white head. Aromatic hops - pine, grassy, citric notes, passion fruit, lychee, straw/hay and flowers. full bodied with good bitterness and malt profile, finishes clean, dry and crisp with lingering flavour. This beer is complex and smashable, a great contribution to the Australian beer scene.
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 A great modern example of a New World pilsner. Pours a lovely straw gold, with a good sized head that stays until the end (albeit a little smaller). Aroma is nice and fruity, with lychee, passion fruit & citrus. Some good malt aroma behind it all as well. As shambles pointed out, nice to see the listing of ingredients on the packaging... and such good quality ingredients by the taste of it - fruity, citrus, with a well balanced bitterness. Palate is full, which really works with this beer. As the label says, ideal for a beer garden on a hot day. Speaking of which, as a Melbournite, i find the label really works - very "rock music poster"... Maybe things move a little slower up in the Blue Mountains.... ;-)
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice light golden straw with largish white head. Nice looking beer. Nice grainy ho aromas nicely offset by citrusy hops. Quite subtle but good all the same. The grainy malt follows through to the flavours with good resiny hop bitterness on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. This is a really good beer. Enjoyed it.
gam (2911) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold pour good head aroma fruity very hoppy beer fl;avour resinous tangy fruit passionfruit has a real German touch the bitter a little like Urqell finish strong hop flavours some sweetness particularly good bitter and fizz nice on the palate.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden colour with moderate carbonation and a white head. Aroma is hops and wheat. Light taste of hops, with a bitter after taste. Refreshing, not bad.
Maris (849) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 24/1/2011. Has a mild aroma of sweet malt and grass. There’s a strong Euro malt flavour, with a light dash of citrus fruit. Finishes with a good, lingering hop kick. All up, a pretty good crack at a pilsener.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows a fair bit of fruity hops and some faint bready malt.
Very similar flavours, faint fruity hops and a lot of sweet cookie dough-like malt. Finished with a somewhat sharp bitterness.
Carbonation could be higher just to dry out the finish a bit.
hawthorne00 (2099) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright gold with an inch of very white head that fades quickly to a coat. Medium bead. Hay and hop nose: the Kiwi influence is there (passionfruit, gooseberries), but mingled with earth and meadows. Quite fruity and sweet with orange and passionfruit. Quite prominent bitterness. The new world influence is slightly greater in the taste, but not to the point of clashing - more of a twist on more traditional pilsners. Not bad, but a little too much sweetness and fruit for me.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Nice pilsner. Aromas of honey, flowers, and pine. Taste starts sweet, with a lingering bitter finish. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Yellow, bubbly, with a head that doesn’t last.
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good pilsener colour with a useful white head that is sinking slowly into the glass in front of me. Not necessarily conventional hoppy aroma, but then there’s a fair amount of interpretation going on with the pilsener style. Gentle grapefruit and lemon aromas. Not overwhelming hop aroma, but it’s there and it is pleasant. Good fluffy mouthfeel and gentle fruity characters. There’s a definite nod to the German malts which I really like. The bitterness is very gentle and the finish is so subtle as to be too short. On the whole though, excellent sessionable beer.