bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear filtered orange gold, with lots of bubbles flying to the top of the glass propping a rather lacklustre head. Aroma is all malt, although I somehow got some sweet berry fruits on tasting. The flavour is rather neutral, probably as intended, making it an easy quaffer but uninteresting. Average palate, with not a lot to argue with the mouth as it hasnít got much of a body. As far as pale lagers go itís in with the mix, but thatís nothing to be proud of.
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another example of "found this single bottle in the cooler" beers (always makes me a little wary). Anyway, turns out to be fairly unremarkable pale lager. It is quite dry, which I kind of liked.
omhper (18348) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 Bottled. Pale golden. no head. Ricey sake aroma. Dry with loads of adjuncty rice flavour and some bread. Light bodied, but not thin. Low bitterness. Save for the bready malt flavour there is not much reason to chose this over, say, VB.
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a chill-filtered clear gold with a hello-goodbye 1cm head. Bit of pineapple in a generally fruity aroma. Oddly, this has less aroma than their light beer. Thin in the body and as dry as a bushfire in the finish. Lots of fruit upfront but little in the way of a finish. Heavily carbonated. Better than I expected but I canít think of a reason to choose this over the Sparkling Ale or Pale Ale.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow, no head. Highly effervescent. Hint of flat cardboardy malt. Quite a strong honey in the intial flavour. Boring palate with some carbonic acid finish. meh.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow colouring with a small disappearing head. Very dry, bland and lacks a bite, but has a hint of sweetness and is clean and crisp. Iíll pass on this one in the future though.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Toasty with some other aroma I canít quite describe, maybe raw green beans. Thereís actually a bit of malt in there but thereís quite a significant astringency in the finish. I was never going to love this beer but it ainít terrible.
bluevegie (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Harsh yeast aroma?, orange colour with a compact lasting head. Not much taste, dry but hardly any other flavours maybe some ginger.
Muggus (193) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Never had a diet beer before. Light sweet aroma of malt that almost seems to be missing something. Pours light golden, not much head to speak of. Has the wierd sodary body I get with all of these less well known Coopers beer. Watery, and easy. A bit more interesting than their draught, and maybe a bit better for ya, but nothing special.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I think a reference to clean often means that the beer is going to lack flavour. The fact that yeast is repitched means that it is going to do a bit of a vacuum job on residual sugars and other factors that give a beer its enjoyable mouthfeel. Also the fact that the beer comes in at 4.5% AFTER longer fermentation means that the wort must have been pretty weak in the first place. It is strange how DB always seems like diet beer, or diabetic or dribble.
Suppose they have to brew something for the Dopey Bastards, Dumb Broads or Dumbo Blimps of the world.