Devonbung (31) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Often overlooked as a non-deScript drink to outsiders, this beauty is an institution to Hobartians. In today’s life, it is rare for a drop to transcend the need for complexity, depth of character and originality. However, the Dirty Blue represents more than the simlpe package you see in the glass, can or long neck. It is a conduit enabling old friends living around the globe to catch up at Christmas time. Let’s not get caught up in the wanky curtain that befalls craft beer reviewers, sometimes less is more.
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - DEC 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.4%ABV. Pale Lager
Tapped out gold. 5°SRM.
Nose is just beery good!
Mouthfeel is sudsy. There is a nice thick beery palate of pale malts and wheat. The sourness in palate could be millet or sorghum.
Nice clean finish. I think I would like to put this on the list for the following reasons:
1. I had it on tap as a draught which apparently is available no where else except in Tassie.
2. It represents a Tassie tradition, and although based on taste, may not be the equal of more thoughtful, creative or elevated contemporary brews, is still the workaday local beer on tap for cheap and has been helping generations of working Tasmanians go home with a bit more home after a long day.
Goes on Favorites List!
DylansDad (590) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lemony grassy water sitting atop an insipid malt, but still, I’d drink this over a Stella.
Farmerceutical (1) - - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply amazing beer, Tasmanias best kept secret. Mainlanders should be jealous such an offering isn’t available. Beautiful golden hue, with a perfect head and perfect carbonation. Taste of tangy malty goodness, with an hefty aftertaste of grain and good Tasmanian hops. Amazing taste, leaving the northern equvelant xxx ale in the dust. Possibly the best thing is that the label has barely changed since the 50’s, because this beer doesn’t need to keep up with competition, or fads, or the latest and greatest printing and canning technology. This beer is part of life, culture and legend in Tasmania, and it will take a whole lot more then a fancy label to sway its drinkers.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
There was an open bottle around so i sampled it. Pretty devoid of flavour, very light bodied, virtually no malt flavour or hop aroma. Blah.
Hop_Hedonist (474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Oh god why did I bother? I dislike commercial lager at the best of times.... This bilge leaves a cloying stale yeasty taste. Nasty.
mkel07 (5221) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
375ml bottle from Wrest Point Casino in a Hobart. Standard pale lager with minimum flavour and aroma. Probably a good thing you can only get this in Tasmania.
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 30, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 Bottle. Clear, golden, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 375 ml at Cascade Visitor Centre, South Hobart. Sampled on August 8, 2013.
Cost $7 at the bar.
BB 11 Oct 13.
Label marked 4.8% ABV.
Clear straw yellow to pale golden color, fluffy white head. Malty, grainy, a bit acidic scent. Sweet, malty taste. Sweet, grainy aftertaste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden pale colour with a low white head. Clean and crisp. Sweet, but no real defining flavours. Not a memorable lager, but a good standard for the region.