bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy with little chunks of yeast, hardly any head. Orange, hops and a slight mustard aroma. Indeed sprakling with a good lacing. Hoppy, just a bit yeasty flavor with apple. Very refreshing, maybe just a bit thin, but with a fairly long hoppy finish. Lovely beer from down under.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think the advertising was that this beer is 'cloudy but fine'. At least with this appearance we know that there is a good shot of residual yeast in the bottle that enables this beer to be kept like wine for a long time in the cellar. The ale characters of bananas, apples and slight cloveiness comes out, but bitterness is medium with little aroma. While it is called sparkling let the bubbles subside for a few minutes so it can be drunk without too much gas and at a more ambient temperature. I hadn't tasted this beer for two years while being overseas but when I had it on return it was a happy reunion with a trusted friend.
RichardGretton (4108) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Syrupy looking blonde beer with a fruity/lightly hopped aroma. The flavour is lightly hopped and slightly watery. A good semi-sweet lightly hopped ale.
tedbasser (11) - SINGAPORE - MAY 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It's weird. Reminds me of a cross between fake-champange-sparkling-grape-juice and a soft drink trying to mask itself as an ale. Still, it is rather refreshing but only in small doses.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured correctly this is a good looking beer. Golden honey colour with solid beading head. Slightly sweet with good body texture. I like the malt and yeast combo on the taste. Has a long palate that you can savour. Drinks well for a while but it's best to get them as fresh a possible.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice change of pace. Bready ale aroma. Hazy bubbly beer, as the name suggests. A very clean-drinking beer. A little fruity, champagne-y. Clean finish.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden amber. Pear, apple, banana malt nose. Small sticky head. Lots of carbonation. Light fruit, apples. Pale malts, yeast is real nice, finishes dry and clean. Very refreshing, drinkable brew. Not too shabby.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aussie standard. If you can't go off with a case or two of this in Walgett, you go home Mr...
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/4 draught: I remember it being better than this :(. Yeasty aroma with stale hop smell. Cloudy yellow-amber colour with small white head. Sweet/fruity and yeast taste, but with an astringent stale tang to it. Rather thin body too. I remember it being better, maybe it was an old keg??
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is pleasantly grassy/hoppy---on the light side...Color is a cloudy bronze/gold with moderate white head---patchy lace...As for flavor, grassy tanginess rides shotgun with assertive hoppy bite...Malt provides little flavor support but adds nicely to the body. The finish is medium dry and slightly spicy. overall, this offers nothing truly distinguished, but the hops do come through smartly, and it has more than adequate body...I'm not generally fond of blonds (ales, that is!)...This is better than most.