JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange beer with a tight layer of suds. Very fruity apple, peach, apricot and pear aromas over a light spicy character. Flavour shows more fruitiness as well with apple character dominating. Finish is slightly spicy and very refreshing. Great summertime beer.
Stew41 (1855) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy light brown / caramel in the glass - looks inviting. Nose is a little sudued but has some fruity, slightly sweet notes. Good mouthfeel, a little plain in the flaour stakes but finishes ok with some mild hoppiness and bitterness. Needs a bit more omph to be really interesting. Had the Pale Ale last night and for once probably showed better than the red label.
igneous1 (1528) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this beer is loaded with sediment. very hazy dull golden color, with a white head, somewhat lasting. aroma has some cardboard, wet paper qualities with some banana and spent bubblegum notes slightly like a hefe. flavor is sweetish, tangy with a lively mouthfeel. finish is somewhat dry with more cardboard notes.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy if you pour it right, with a nice little white head over a dark gold to light brown beer. Aroma is, well, coopers, fruity with a hint of malt/caramel. I enjoy this beer, perhaps more so than it logically scores, but it has a good balance, is a little quirky, and is good.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours much like a beautiful golden Belgian ale. Nice golden orange body with a thick cap of powdery white head. The aroma and flavor are awfully light and none aggressive… yeasty, with a note of lemon, oranges, banana and a hint of clove… kind of like a German Heff. I don’t really know hat to think about this beer? It fairs as a well crafted beer would, but with a lack of enthusiasm. Good beer, nice buttery palate… just not all that exciting for me overall.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Thin, short lived white head w/ a pale straw bubbly body. Very little exciting about the aroma. Hints of malt and earthy hops. Light fruitiness. Very boring flavor. I would describe it as non offensive, and would be good for someone looking to break out of the norm. Unfortunately, you wouldn’t be improving anything. Hints of fruit in the flavor, as are grainy malt and a hint of hop, but aftertaste is fairly clean and boring. Light bodied, almost watery, highly carbonated, but surprisingly it’s not biting like other high carbontion beers. Nice for a change or after mowing the lawn on a hot day.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 The colour was cloudy dark yellow, the taste very agreeable, and the aftertaste somewhat spicy. If I had one choice on a hot day in the sun, I’d choose this one. So far the best Aussie beer I’ve tasted. BTW it’s anything but sparkling, but then with a Victoria Bitter tha is not a bitter at all, Australian have a problem with the names of their beers.
kane (111) - USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer that begs the question, why is it bottle conditioned? A light corn hop aroma and taste. Decent but not worth seeking out.
JonMoore (2052) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle best before 11/02/05. Cloudy orange, with a brief head, which completely disappeared. Sweet and malty aroma with some fruit. Flavour is fruity and malty. Slight bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, but somewhat disappointing on the palate.
Tejas (955) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinkable slightly better than average beer. Pretty well balanced too. Don’t know if I’d buy it again but I also wouldn’t talk poorly about it.