nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma and flavour of biscuit, tropical fruit and caramel. It has a chewy mouthfeel and definitely drinks as if itís a higher abv and gravity than it actually is. Sweet and bitter finish. This has great flavour and a nicely balanced pale ale. Good stuff.
Davros (1909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel pour with a lasting small head.
Lots of c-hops in the aroma, presumably from intense dry-hopping. Some grapefruit and floral notes but mainly dominated by pure fresh hops aroma.
Clean sweet malt first up upon tasting followed by more fresh hop flavour and a hint of grainy malt.
Too much carbonation.
Dredd (687) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet fruity apricot aroma with some hoppy undertones, deep orange/amber colour with nice white head. Flavour is a mix of citrus and apricot fruit with a bit of a hole in the mid palate and short finish. Good, but room for improvement.
Dervock (455) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Light copper with a frothy white head which lasts down the glass. Flowery hop and peach aromas. Flowery hops up front then a hint of biscuit and a nice dry finish without being harsh. Medium bodied. Nicely balanced.
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean golden amber, unexpectantly clear; been conditioned in the fridge for a few weeks which helps i guess. I might stir up the bottle a bit for the second glass. small frothy head and low carbonation. Definitely not as much cascade/amarillo intensity, or as full bodied as a lot of local APAs going around that iíve tried. Much more balanced and sessional.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this off the tap at a pub in Adelaide months ago and was wow-ed by it, the beer was fabulous. The bottle version (this rating) is a little disappointing in comparison. Dark amber with a nice persistent head, looks fantastic. Nice aromas of fruit and sweet sugars. Clean and smooth with light carbonation favors the malts. Overall a really nice beer and will buy it again; but if you can get it on tap donít hesitate to try it. This my second Brew Boys beer and Iím really impressed with what they are doing.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber, slightly cloudy colour, nice off white head that hangs on well. Looks magnificent. Smell has me in straight away, sweet candy, apricot, passion fruit, biscuit and sour dough bread. Flavour is held together quiet well on the palate, sweet malt and very crisp hop flavour towards the end. Slightly fizzy on the palate, but nice and creamy as it goes south. I would class this is a true Aussie pale ale - an excellent cross between an American Pale and an English Pale. Highly recommended. Great beer, well done!
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great to see some beers packaged up in old skool 600ml brown bottles. Brown orange in colour however the body is quite murky. Thin white head hangs around quite well. The aromas seduce me completely; sweet fruity apricot, a touch candied, but somewhat striking. Follws up quite well in the mouth as the apricot stays largely in tact. I can see why some may find this a bit sweet and to be honest I did find the beer thicked up quite a bit on the finish. Still, better than 95% of other Australian beers and provides lotís on encouragement to seek out the other brews.
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: suprising amount of crystal and other biscuity malt aromas well balanced by fruit and hop. Appearance: orang with an attractive haze with a lasting white head. Flavour: generous bready malt with a great balance of passionfruit. Palate: nice and thick with lasting sweet malt and clean hop. Overall I was very suprised how good this is.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-orange with chill haze, low carb and thin white head that sticks. Smell is fresh bread and tropical fruit and vanilla. Warm and full english malt flavour and tangy us and nz hops, passionfruit jam spread on brown bread. Good bitterness balanced all the way with malt body. Big flavours balanced well, a good aussie compromise between english and american styles.