LesArgen (177) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
There’s a hint of the Pacific Ale about this one, with pleasant tropical fruit aromas but a more significant hop presence in the mouth. The only critcism is that the malt is a little mild for a Golden Ale and the palate a little thin. Very nice Summer ale.
Stew41 (1660) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very good golden ale although not sure it’s a 3.76 average. Plenty of orange and citrus early, particularly in the aromas, but these fruits quickly turn bitter and hoppy in the mouth. Hop treatment is very classy; sharp and well defined. Excellent presence for a sub 5% beer.
HopRedHead (321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mane Liquor. Pours a clear straw colour with a fluffy 2cm of head. Stone and tropical fruit hop aroma, grapefruit quite present. Nice bitter hop flavour with a touch of light caramel malt. Super hoppy and bitter for a golden, nice crisp finish. Awesome brew!
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easily a contender for Oz’s best beer in my opinion, this little gem from Bone yard just had me wanting more and more. From its sunny pastel yellow body rises a laxing yet tight pad of white. A fin lace left in its wake. Aroma is just bursting with fresh ripe fruit such as tangerines and nectarines, bitter blood orange and cantaloupe, Chenin Blanc wine and a little peach - lovely, fragrant, seductive. Dipping right in it is juicy, supple and fruity fresh on the palate continuing on from that engrossing aroma. Boldly and assertively bitter, herbaceous and lasting in the finish with a drenching amount of fruit sinking in on the tongue and holding there for so, so long. This is wonderfully balanced between bitter, sweet and sour with an undertow of soft malts. Whilst the carbonation is quite low it still manages to dance well. It edges being vinous but is controlled under a bucket load of artistically utilised hops. I love it, I need more of it. Doesn’t get much better than this!! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
NBird (286) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow golden colour, small head. Smells tropical fruit and flowers. Tastes.. fruity, grapefruit & tasty malt. Nice bitterness, a super nice summer beer, gratefully consumed in Perth heat @ clancy’s fish bar, city beach.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Slow Beer. Very murky and hazy wen poured into the glass. Pours the colour of honey and has a decent sized head of white foam. Sultana grapes in the aroma along with peach and nectarine. Pleasing in the nose and in the mouth with very little bitterness and a soapy aftertaste left on the palate.
gam (3014) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium head misty gold pour medium carbonation aromas tropical fruit passionfruit grapefruit pine honey malt flavours medium bitter grapefruit passionfruit pineapple peach sweet malt honey the finish well flavoured the ale hops are bright sweet malt and lasting bitter good
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 330ml bottle on 12/12/2012. Pours a very cloudy light golden with a small, lasting head. Has a very pleasant, floral tropical fruit aroma. The flavours are quite explosive, with bready, biscuity malt at the start, sweet citrus, tropical and stone fruit (lemon, orange, pineapple, mango and apricot) in the middle, and a lovely, long grapefruity hop bitterness at the back (stunned that the IBU is only 28). This has a huge amount of character for something that’s just 4.5%. A really impressive and quite unusual beer. Lovely packaging too. A fabulous debut from Boneyard - can’t wait to try more from these guys.
hawthorne00 (2211) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 8C. Hazy gold with a small white head that lasts pretty well. Aroma of white nectarines, melon, gooseberry, lemon pudding. Lowish carbonation. Gentle sweet and slightly bready, but really all about hops. Lots of tropical fruit with pleasantly peppery bitterness. Perky it is.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a lasting small head.
Nose shows passion-fruit, papaya and peach along with some bready malt and musty notes.
Similar flavours, more fruit and bready notes with some sweet malt underneath.
Could use more carbonation.
Pretty decent apart from a musty malt extract-like character throughout. Great hop notes.