Dredd (686) - 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 (6203) - 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.
chonga65 (13) - portland, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a large creamy head which ended up minimal but mostly lasting. Dark red colour sweet malty/toffee aroma. Dark Chocolate flavour with strong copper like aftertaste. Nice beer for a cold night and an open fire.
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malt hop aroma. Murky brown red colour with poor head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with fruit. Smooth palate.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Relatively dark I suppose, with a towering, ice cream head which looks great but makes drinking a bit difficult. Tastes a bit like ice cream too, oddly enough. Nice toasty, bready malt, chocolate milkshake, some herbal spirit (Chartreuse?), raspberry and a tiny bit of dark malt raspiness. Not particularly exciting, but I suppose that makes it true to style.
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9 Feb 06 - Lovely sweet malt hop aroma. Cloudy medium brown- red colour, ordinary head and lacing. Sweet choc malt and hop flavour. Medium mouthfeel with malt hop finish and tangy aftertaste.
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red brown in the glass with not much head to speak of. Nose is a little unique, rusty malts spring to mind! Nice enough. Fizzy palate makes it tough for the flavours to express properly. Some funky malts come through with some faint metallic notes but otherwise this beer doesn’t have enough happening to get interesting.