Bribieboy (11) - Bribie Island Queensland, - MAR 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Once undisputed king of beers here in Queensland it is rarely promoted nowadays, Lion Nathan seem to be intent on replacing it with Toohey’s New. Over the last 5 years the flood of imported and ’licenced’ brands such as Stella Artois, Heineken, Becks and Bavaria has eaten into the XXXX market. It is no longer available on tap in North Queensland although the XXXX Gold mid strength brand is still being promoted heavily.
StevieT (326) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bland, tasteless, blah, I hope to never drink it again but sadly I know I’ll probably have too and that hurts.
Kita (814) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can, 0.375l. Clear golden color with rocky white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of grainy malt, grassy hops and some vegetable notes. Taste starts with light sweet grainy maltiness, follows by grassy and maybe really some fruity notes, but still with crisp and dry mouthfeel and a bit more bitter finish then Gold edition. Light body, thin texture and lively carbonation in palate. Slightly better thant Gold, but still far away from more than a thirst killer...
petewhitley (307) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It has been a while since I last tasted this, but I remember it being a very mild beer, good for drinking on hot days. It has some malt flavor with a little touch of hop. It is not much, but probably great in the Outback.
WilleLW (166) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of malt and some bitterness. Taste of malt, slight brown sugar/caramel and a light after-bitterness.
Holmen1 (1856) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Fra fat og boks mange ganger under studietiden i England, da Aussie-bølgen slo inn. "Let’s suck a few tinneis, mate". Vi som trodde vi visste litt mer forlangte gjerne Castlemaine i stedet for Foster’s, men uten at det ble mer suksess av den grunn. Som alle andre lagere, døll.
Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gleich nach dem Einschenken verbreitet sich eine angenehme Hopfennote im Zimmer, toll. Das Bier sieht auch recht gut aus, wenngleich sich der Schaum schnell verflüchtigt. Im Geschmack kommt der Hopfen erst gegen Ende wieder. Ansonsten nicht so süß und etwas fruchtig im Geschmack. Der Abgang ist leider ein wenig wäßrig; dennoch gutes Lager aus DownUnder!
Test vom 4.9.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,12,10,9,9,10 - 10,10
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
375ML bottle from a supermarket in South Korea. Darker blond coloured beer with some average carbonation and a rather small white head. Sweet malty suggary hinted aroma. Medium sweet palatE. Finish is again sweet grainy with a sweet sticky malty background. Medium
fletchfighters (998) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A-- Poured a clear straw (yellow gold) color. One finger bright white head and lots of little bubbles on the side of the glass. Looks way carbonated. Head retention is good and leaves some lacing on the glass.
S-- Sweet/sour smelling but lacking any real distinguishing flavor. Not very impressive at all.
T-- Not a whole heck of a lot in the taste area. Watery with a bit more hop flavor to give it the bite. Has a little sweet malt taste to it as well.
M-- Very carbonated and unimpressive. The bitter taste gets a bit bigger as you drink on but it is a small bite and has a bit of a metallic taste to it. Hop taste is faint and quick disappearing. Watery is the only real thing I can say about this. Very bloated feeling in the end and that is not a good thing in drinking beer.
D-- Passable cold and that is it
regi (4) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i drink this when i’m in australia. better than tooheys new or VB or carlton draught which are the other mainstream tap beers