GregClow (3067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 Original Rating: Pours a cloudy apple juice colour with absolutely no head. Very faint aroma of malt & a bit of fruit (pear?). Very little body - verging on being flat, in fact, which makes me wonder if I got a bad bottle. The flavour is nice, however - a mellow combo of malt, mild yeast, and some acidic fruit with a crisp finish. I'll have to try another bottle... Re-Rate: I think my first bottle was off a bit, as this second one had more body & carbonation to it, and poured with a moderate head. So I've bumped it up a couple of points.
Orlan (25) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As has been said fairly good but nothing to seperate it as something special.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, yeasty flavors with a dry, tart finish. Good golden color and subtle bubbles. Nothing extraordinary; slightly weak.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle I had a fair amount sediment. Sweet in the nose, very balanced it has a tart finish which is what I would expect from a sparkling ale
Cartoonkhaki (1231) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have to say that this is my first real Austrailian beer other then Fosters (Canadian brewed). Good unchilled. Cloudy not a long lasting head. If I see it again I might consider buying it again.
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 (354) - 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 (3718) - 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. It’s 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.