Tonybaldeagle (52) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting take on a craft beer. Obviously their marketing is aimed at craft beer drinkers, however the beer itself is more mainstream and very drinkable. As a craft beer drinker I was initially disappointed but the beer grew on me the more I drank.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BarossaLuke (531) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
OMG Crafty Beggars! You guys are truly crafty, you almost had me believing that you actually made a beer with flavour! But no, because you’re not ’too crafty’, that would involve actually using hops. I almost caught a glimpse of some hop aroma there, but as quickly as it came, it was gone. Pale and Interesting?? No, more like Pale and Un-interesting.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orange in colour with thick white head. Nutty aroma. Hoppy flavour, short sharp metalic finish. Big boy trying to be craft brewer, yeah right :) !!!!
Jimthechap (1330) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Always the cynic, I muttered a string of mild oaths at the twee marketing-speak on the reverse of the label, however, I was confident of a positive result because of the goodish showing of the Wheat Ale.
In the end I was a little nonplussed. It looked clear and golden with plenty of head. Aromas at first were a little funky, but that subsided into some good citrussy hop - bitter orange and lemon juice with a nod toward herbal grassiness. Not an enormous noseful, but good enough to make me think that at last, a mainstream brewer using hops in recognisable quantities. It was a little thin in body with plenty of gassy carbonation (which didn’t sit well in the stomach). Useful citrus hoppy flavours with a tangy finish which didn’t endure terribly well. The verdict was that this beer was alright, but no more. It lost points for the marketing wank and gained them as being a good hot weather ale that you shouldn’t expect too much from.
’Pale because we brewed it in a secret cave’ indeed. Wankers.