vinhol (97) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
ON tap on the brewery no real aroma golden almost amber just lacks a little in taste disappointing beer
M_Sack (215) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Traditional English pale ale. Drunk at the brewery on nitro but scores/notes from bottle. Quite fruity on the nose but a sweet malt is certainly present. Pineapple and citrus leads into a malt/toffee sweetness, finishing with a subtle, cleansing bitterness. Coldstream's best beer. It's a cracker. Better on nitro but still very impressive in bottle.
Bif (1186) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep copper cold with a moderate head that fades to bits of lacing that fades quirckly to bits of lacing. Mild aroma of Malt sweetness and bit of hops in the background. Taste is a mild malt sweetness and bit of grain. Quite bland. Very mild bitterness Fairly light body and smooth with not too much flavor. A decent and non- offensive beer.
hawthorne00 (2090) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. darkish amber with a small head that fades to pretty much nothing. Toffee aroma with some sweet-shop spices. Taste has moderately sweet toffee and drying earth and spice. This is a bitter not a golden ale and itís simple but OK. Just a tad more carbonation would be nice.
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much head okay carbonation ruby red pour aroma caramel toffee nut earthyness flavour vanilla earthyness nuttiness caramel smoothness light toffee finish smooth malt tastes mild bitter vanilla aftertaste okay ale
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 not too bad, but nothing like i was hoping for. hints of fruityness, a sweet malt background
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber colour, no head surprisingly! Malty, roasted aroma is very pleasant. Dissapointing taste, very watery with a caramel touch. If the flavour was a bit fuller this would be a great beer.
Dredd (663) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the tale of two beers, on tap and out of a bottle, both have a similar aroma and appearence. But to drink, this is one where the bottle beats the tap. On tap it has a very low carbonation and is quite watery on the palate which is i guess the style but left me a bit underwhelmed. There was some nice sweetness and a slight bittering finish. Out of the bottle, the carbonation was more to my liking and the finish was a nice waxy hop bittering finish which was more APA than bitter. Either way, not bad, but the bottle is better.
mkel07 (2512) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Beige coloured sandy foam head atop a hazy amber base. Dark for an amber ale but looks good. Sweet and strong hop aroma with a very malty taste followed by some dry bitterness. Smooth, refreshing and easy to drink.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Local Taphouse (Sydney). Despite the barman talking it up, it didnít quite make it for me. Stone fruit and apricot on the nose. The flavour was more rich caramel malt and a marzipan nuttiness, like a scottish/red ale. The sweetness needed more balance. This is no golden ale!