heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice deep golden color with a rather larger white head. Aroma is soapy hops with hints of pear underneath. Taste is a smooth and light wheat tortilla. Not much character here. Certainly refreshing. Mixing in the yeast gives it a little more bread character and a thicker mouthfeel. Not a lot of character, but this would be a good lawnmower beer.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Highly overrated in Australia, but its not bad. THe typical cloudiness of a coopers product. Highly carbonated, with a diminishing white head. Lightly fruity, with very noticeable banana esters. Dry bitter finish that is a little clumsily balanced and slightly astringent.
scotty (1152) - SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been drinking this ale on and off for many years( availability in this part of the country is erratic at best!) and Iíve NEVER been able to pour it without some yeast ending up in the glass. This time was no exception, good gold colour tho, head little more than a few bubbles clinging to the glass. Marvellous aroma of fruity hops, palate just explodes with an intruiging mix of flavours, very satisfying. A long finish confirms the quality of this lovely beer, dont be put off by the hazy appearance. This bottle came from Safeway, but has been delisted...again!
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No matter how careful it is poured, sediment will get into your glass. Pours
a cloudy light golden color with a white, fizzy, short-lived head that leaves
virtually no lacing. The aroma is of light sweet fruitness with lots of yeast and hints of malt. The first part of the taste is bitter sweet fruit. The slightly dry bitter
aftertaste leaves your mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 I am a big fan of their Vintage Ale but thus far the other products from this company have not impressed me. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy golden color with lots of floaters and a medium sized white head. The aroma is light and sweet. The flavor is reminiscent of your typical pale lager with just a bit more character than you usually find there. The beer is heavily carbonated which I do not care much for at all.
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic Australian ale sometimes known as "Scoopers Parkling" for its capacity for tying your tongue in knots. (That 5.8% abv catches up with you after a few.) The red label is a welcome sight when you walk into a standard Australian pub and stare gloomily along the rows of ípremium lagersí for something with a bit of character. Bottle-fermented, which means plenty of cloudy sediment however carefully you pour it. (Iíve been drinking the sediment for years without any ill effects.) It pours a cloudy orange colour with a light, frothy head. The nose is yeasty and mouth-wateringly fruity. Thin-to-medium bodied. Quenching citrus fruit characters. Terrific hot-weather drinking and well suited to the local climate. (Bottle)
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured carefully from a 12-oz. bottle, this still was filled with yeast slowly drifting about the glass. Very hazy orange tan in color with little of any head, this had a nice mild fruity aroma atop a light malt background. Sweet with both pome and citrus fruit flavors, the malt taste was rather drowned. Has a slightly bitter fruit finish, mainly orange.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another Osama store beer...bottle poured a murky off yellow with tons of floaties!! Smallish head and almost no lacing.
Aroma was a bit sweet and malty with a flavor of ripe fruits and citris.
Not bad at all maybe a little dull, boring, but not bad.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 The only good thing i have to say about this beer is the aroma, it was very promising, flowery, yeasty and bubblegum, the flavor was dissapointing, it was really weak, a little bit citusy and fruity and very dry with some acidicy, strong carbonation, not very enjoyable beer but not a bad one niether.
muzzlehatch (4772) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle sampled from an extra-special-cold glass stein at the Old Chicago in Rockford, IL. Massively yeast-flecked thick opaque amber, big dying head...Iíve never seen a beer with more floaties, they are suspended as if in heavily salty water, fascinating...nose is yeasty and cobwebby-dusty dry...body light and dry edging to real bitterness at the finish, with hints of dried rosemary and pepper following on a short, sweet lemony midsection that helps keep it from being too dusty to drink. In a strange way this reminded me of Orval, though not nearly as funky or original. Quite interesting and tasty overall.