pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2004 Came from the liquor store with a date coded bottle with shrink wrap over the crown to prevent spoilage. Mine was fairly fresh only about 6 weeks from release date. Poured a cloudy orangey-gold with a wonderful puffy-chunky cap that reduced to a firm lace half way through the drink. Very naturally effervescent...big bubbles stream up the glass and make the ample yeast sediment dance about in the glass (bottle conditioned ale?). Aromas of spoiled bananas and fresh baked bread. Starts sharp and a bit peppery (from the carbonation) then a richer, oily mouthfeel builds with a wonderfully pronounced malty nuttyness accented with fruity tastes like pears and apples then the finish is clean with a wonderful slight aftertaste of bread and cider. I like this ale and if the LCBO stocks it there will always be 6 or so for the hot days....this is a very satisfying and refreshing old-style bottle conditioned ale...a wonderful treat at the price.
Hangover (1110) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky orange with visible sediment... defnitely not "sparkling". Fresh spice and fruit aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Hints of banana, fruit, spice, citrus with a slighly bitter, yet clean finish. Defintely tasty, and an easy drinker. I liked it!
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is murky medium yellow, almost like a wheat beer. Aroma is lightly hoppy (flowers)and. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic and slightly bitter. Finish is decent with a watery texture and lively carbonation. Not much aroma. If someone put this infront of me while I was blindfolded it would take me a few guesses to determine the style, perhaps thats what makes this beer good but nothing near great.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Hazy light amber colour with a small, ver brief head. No lacing. Aroma of sweet malt combined with some grassy and slightly foral hops notes. Flavour was a bit watery with malt dominating, some very faint rockmelon notes, and a soft bitterness on the end. Natural carbonation which is nice. Light body. A nice beer but no real complexity.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw with medium white head. Aroma is honey sweet, bready, light floral -- evokes pastry. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/floral/herbal, honey. Light-medium body, some crispness.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Sold to me with a knowing smile and they were right; given that my only other Aussie beer experience has been Fosters/XXXX this is not so much a different league as a different game on a different planet.
Looks fantastic, opaque gold with a lively carbonation albeit little head to show for it. Whiff of fresh dough, tingles in the mouth with a citrusy/sour taste, bitterish aftertaste, all round good stuff.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a golden colored beer with quite a bit of floating particles throughout. Hard to make out much of an aroma, maybe some citrus. Smooth, almost creamy with a soft touch of nicely balanced malt and citrus flavors. This is a quality beer.
MrKevvie (29) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice flavour, good colour, lots of sediment in the bottle. Not much of an aroma but an excellent beer on the whole
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Conditioned. So, this is farily malty, perhaps a bit fruity. But virtualy no hops or flavour. Uninspiring.
thesonofdad (5) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
You can go past a coopers on tap! Mirky cloudy beer. Fruity almost foresty flavour. Some bitterness.