davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Tramway hotel. Strong character both from malt and hops. Aromas of caramel, grass, and citrus. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30/01/2009. 330ml bottle. Hazy amber with an airy creamy-looking light tan head. The haze is my fault, it looked bright in the bottle but I dropped a little yeast in... looking back I’m sure this was a good thing. Throws a big fruity, almost winy, aroma of currants and cranberry. Gingerbread. More dark fruit, bready malt and a little toffee malt in the mouth. Moderate bitterness cuts through the malt character along with the spritzy carbonation and slight spicy yeast bite. Really nice complex ale that I’m positive will taste "homebrewish" to people who don’t know any better. A Belgian pale ale perhaps, possibly even more so a funky English pale ale. I’d love to know what yeasts they’ve used in this. Wish I had another bottle too! I just hope it stays this complex and this balanced... I’ve tried a few beers like this that have ’turned’. Look forward to trying more Brew Boys - certainly characterful! Thanks Highlandlad.
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!
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 i’ve tried. Much more balanced and sessional.
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large frothy head on an amber pour,medium carbonation.Aroma hoppy,fruity,mildmalt,perfumed floral,peach,citrus.Flavour citrus bitter,maltiness,stone fruit backing,mellow easy drinking.Sweetness is good,grapefruit note.Do,in well the boys,good pale ale.Finish bitter/sweet slight tang,more the better.
eczematic (1321) - 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.
Choos (661) - 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.
Stew41 (1793) - 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 lot’s on encouragement to seek out the other brews.
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop and mint? aromas. Clear dark brown colour with no head. Malty up front with hop finish. Medium body with high carbonation.
Dervock (553) - 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.