ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2014
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
So a Czech Pilsner hey. Bold style to attempt to be honest from an Australian brewer. Let’s see how this one fares.
Pours with little oomph; a deep gold with fine and sparse carbonation. A little white on the meniscus otherwise it is short a head. Grassy, spicy but slightly vegetal, hop dominated nose with enough biscuity, toasted malt for balance. Initial, sweet, chewy toasted malts give way to a rubbery, low hop finish. Tangy with a highly astringent finish. A little unclean too. Hard to tell the body as my tongue was in a fizzle but the carbonation is low. Sickly sweet and doused with acetaldehyde to boot. Couldn’t finish unfortunately, even with the above average nose! (33cL, BB 19/10/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
StevieT (381) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak hoppy aroma, clear golden colour, quickly disappearing head, dry finish and pleasant fruity hop flavours. It’s OK.
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows spicy hops and biscuity malt. Some sweet notes underneath.
Similar flavours; grainy, nutty malt and soft spicy and grassy hints.
Carbonation seems a bit full-on.
Bif (1298) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden color with a fair head that fades to bites of lacing. Aroma of citrus a bit of malt sweetness and fresh grain. Taste of some citrus and malt sweetness with some grain in the background Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Light body, mild crispness, smooth, but a tad too sweet. Decent drinker, not bad for a small brewer in the middle of the Yarra Wine Region. I beleive this might be a reformulated version of their "Pilsener", with a slightly higher 4.8% ABV.