madquacker (1052) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A big, slightly unbalanced rough bear of a beer. Very unrefined but interesting. Nutty bold and blistering flavours. Could be more subtle.
mkel07 (3725) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a murky and cloudy copper colour with a very tiny white head. Toffee and caramel notes. Has a very distinct flavour, almost soft drink like.
Samma (61) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep orangey brown in colour with little head. Toffee flavours come through well. Holds falvour well throughout. Far from a typical brew choice for a young Aussie micro operation.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy mahogany colour with a tiny off-white head. Strong woody, toffee aroma, slight acidity makes me think I’m about to enjoy a Petrus Bruin or something. Mouthful has an intersting sweet and sour thing going on, its a little flat and a bit flabby from what I’m assuming is a truckload of crystal malt. Lots of grainy malt flavours, vanilla, apples, toffee, oak and some sourness. Its obviously on its way out, but still really interesting to drink. I’ll try and re-rate when I find a fresh sample, which might be a struggle considering the amount of infected bottles I’ve had from this brewery.
Muggus69 (1273) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle served chilled. Deep amber body with offwhite foam. Rich nutty toffee malt on the nose with an earthy hop presence. Low carbonation, medium body, sticky malt texture, possibly some detectable alcohol at higher temps which strikes me as a bit odd. Sweet toffee malt dominates the palate, well balanced with earthy, hop character bring with it a good dose of bitterness. Quite enjoyable, a style rarely found down under.
mpeve (28) - Bolwarra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is slight with a hint of caramel. There is very little carbonation in the deep reddish-brown ale.The body is medium to full bodied with caramel and toffee flavours. A good, easy drinking session beer.
Dredd (701) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a good take on the Celtic Ale, aroma is minimal which isn’t surprising for this style. Appearence is great, nice reddish brown colour with good lacing and head retention. Flavours are very yeast driven with some bread and stonefruit, finish is mainly some burnt malts and minimal bitterness.
motelpogo (7044) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled, brewtopia, melbourne. a pretty boring style. reddish brown with a creamy head. some choc mint and toffee flavours. not awful but a bit too sweet for my tastes
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opaque rust colour with a huge head and minor yeast particles. Moderate malt and bread aroma. Flavour is profoundly malty and yeasty but is one dimensional. Has a short finish with very little bitterness. Not distinguished.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit weird, like some Irish ales I guess. This was sweet and syrupy, needing a bit more carbonation to break it up. Some spice or ginger or something like it, with a bit of soil in the finish.