yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at Berliner Bierfestival. Clear, pale golden pour, with a white head. Weak nose, mostly grain and hay, but there’s something alcohol-like there as well. Weak flavor as well, with fruits and some hops, leading to a finish with some hops and bitterness. Thin to medium body. Boring and quaffable. (070804)
Embrouille (2774) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Canned 440ml. It pours a golden beer with a lasting white head. Biscuitty malty aroma. Fairly tart, oily. Not a bad nose at all. Slightly metallic though. Oily, malty taste. Biscuity. This beer isn’t as good as the original Castlemaine XXXX. Nutty mouthfeel. Not great, but it’s definetely not a bad lager. Watery and nutty. Dry malty finish.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Canned. Woeful British brewed lager. Pleasant enough to look at, but next to no aroma. Watery mouth-feel with taste of skunky hops and depressing metallic aftertaste. Never again....
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2007
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a good lager at all. Thing is you could have 6 of these for 3.50Strl so this became a stand by
mrB33r (17) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2007
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
A truly terrible lager. Please people, never buy this, so we can try to rid our pubs and bars of this xxxxing disgraceful australian effort.
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
aussie beer brewed in the uk, its fairly shite but its cheap and drinkable. tastes better after a few.
larsniclas (5187) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden. Huge white head.
Pungent, sweetish aroma.
Ok maltiness with notes of sweet licorice.
berkshirejohn (3958) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
440ml Can. Gold with a trace of white head; chemicla aroma, with traces of artificial sweeteners; tastes like Irn-Bru (a carbonated beverage popular in Scotland). Apparently this is "brewed using imported...hops from Australia" - so I guess they must have been mixed with some pretty crappy hops from somewhere else - for alternatively Australian hops aren’t very good.
I thought I’d never say this but "I’d rather have a Fosters".
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Rubbish - Sweetish, amber in colour, weak and no taste. Would give Foster’s, Carling and Carlsberg a run for their money in the shitness stakes! Some people (rightly) refer to Australians as "cons"; I say the pretence that this substance is a lager is, in itself, a "con"! Australians can play cricket, but they should accept that their wines are horrible and they can’t make beer. In the advert for this dross, some con claims: "Australians wouldn’t give a XXXX for any other beer!". I think a more apt advert idea would be for some fat, blonde, sweaty old Aussie (i.e. Shane Warne) to pour some Castelmaine on the "barbie" (BBQ) and exclaim: "Even kangaroos/abos/koalas/poms [*delete as appropriate] wouldn’t drink this XXXX [shit]!" If this filth is what the convicts serve up in their pubs, old Steve (sting-ray) Irvine had a lucky escape! Crikey!!!!
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can 50cl. Pouerd a watery pale gold with a wispy, weak head that quickly fades. Dull aroma of sweet hops. Very basic flavour of hops, but dominated by a watery taste. You are left with a slightly acidic oily citrus taste, but not for long. The palate is thin. Average cheap macrobrew lager.