bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The less said about this the better. Just another pale lager in a market that is saturated. At least the others have the decency to actually call themselves lager. Sort of a dry and dusty aroma that reminds me of scotch, and that’s not a good thing as I’m not a fan of it. Lots of veggie on the taste and metallic POR bitterness. Not the worst pale lager out there, but in a style of few decents beers that isn’t really a big rap. Drink for a rate, preferably shared with others.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This offering from Cascade poured a pale yellow with a soft bubbly head. The nose is weak, not much going on, soft hop smells are followed by a sour veggie presence. The taste is pungent, harsh bitterness that dominats with a processed sugar sweetness that finishes again harsh from the high carbonation.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, courtesy of my sis. Light gold and clear pour, lingering small head. Smells lightly malty, and a bit sulfury to me - my first thought was they were using German Kolsch yeast. Light and clean, with a touch of a bitter finish. My bottle reminded me more of a Kolsch than a regular lager.
Lunkie (1665) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malt hop aroma. Crystal clear yellow colour with fair head and lacing. Malt hop flavour with sweetness and bitterness. Fizzy palate.
vanvenlo (1576) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
26 Jan 06 - Very light hop aroma. Clear pale yellow colour, poor head and lacing. Plain watery hoppy and some malt. Medium mouthfeel with typical aussie bittering use of ’Pride of Ringwood’, that leaves the usual cloying finish. Overall - Plain Pale Ale.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light Gold Coloring with White Frothy Head. Bitter Corny Taste...Sweet Malt. Not so Good.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow color with no head. Slightly corny aroma. The best I can describe the taste as, is molten grain. Maybe like a mash of every grain they could find that was overheated.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale golden in colour, with small white head. Skunky malty nose, very stale and strange. Not much in the taste, maybe a cross between Carlton Druaght and Coopers Pale, probably tasting more like the former. Other than that there is little to report, bland and just slightly better than the mainstram bunch. It has a clean finish i guess. I prefer their light, strangely enough
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale 375 ml bottle. Pale golden beer, pale malt and grassy aroma. Thin malt flavour. Neither terribly fresh, nor terribly good.
strappa (55) - Hobart, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2005
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
used to be my favourite beer before CUB (carlton united brewery) took over the brewery now tastes like dishwater and is a sure fire way to get a hangover. would rate it higher but just cant bring myself to.