Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now this beer is like the little irsh boxer, small in stature but wow what a fighter. It is equal to the vintage.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 maybe the worlds best session ale, go to the brewery nothing like the damaged stuff we get shipping it from australia. Brewery date code is on the bottom of the bottle. This ale is not about little flavors here and there. Its a great all nite drinking beer and has a great fruity,yeasty aftertaste. Rates with Timothy Taylor"s Landlord, Belhaven Scottish, Brakspear"s Special, Marston"s Pedigree and DeKoninck as some of the best session ales in the world.
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy, amber,sweet and somewhat malty,decent finish
Crit (3606) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
netvegetable99 (1) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
God drinks this beer.
Or rather he would, if he were in Adelaide South Australia in the summer. Itís a good first quencher, and has a refleshingly raw taste about it. Somehow reminds me of rammed earth and corrogated iron, outback fences strung up with wire. It tastes very Australian.
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointing. Dark honey color, thin head, hazy with yeast settling out to the bottom (some still left in bottle as well). Mild aroma, hint of fruit (apple and pear). A mistake to drink this too cold--first mouthful was unpleasant, settling down a bit later on as it warmed to produce some Belgian-like flavors. Moderate maltiness, some hints of alcohol and grape, but let down by a thin body and curious bitterness in the finish.
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ReRate; This is my session beer and I can tell you that since Coopers left leafy Leabrook, (Upper Kensington) to new premises in the industrial wasteland of Regency Park, the flavour has changed. Itís still fruity and delicious, slightly sour pinapple/passionfuit/citrus and hints of oak and pine. More Hefe style than Blonde but as about as thick as your average Blonde (duh??) on a cloudy day. Responds well to S & M, (shaking and Moving) but some prefer it clear. Two days in the fridge and the sediment can be separeted for your yeast starter or just a big Vitamin B pill.
Itís still the ambrosia for drunken deities and their concubines! Get it up yer..... Same bat time, Same bat channel
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours beautifully and leave a nice lace of foam around the glass you drink it down. Aroma seemed a bit sour to me slightly reminding me of Berliner Weisse. Amazing amount of sediment which seems to bring the flavor out a bit more when mixed around the beer. Taste and palate wise though I didnít detect anything exciting. Canít come up with anything neccesarily bad. Just seemed a bit airy if that any sense.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy golden amber color, little to no head. Yeasty, almost Belgian character. An unusual, complex flavor. Iíll have to try this one again.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this shit a whole lot. Its a little stronger than regular Aussie brew, 5.8%, and the lovely sweet taste lures you home for a beer or two at lunch-time. This is the good shit for sure: goes down like a rasberry cordial. A great beer to get you lucky with the ladies. cause my rhymes makes dollars plus they makes sense.