ALLOVATE (2595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium gold and sparkling. Barely manages anything beyond an island of white bubbles centre of the glass for a head. Slightly vegetal, boiled cabbage nose with a hint of primed, yeasty bread dough. Husky grain, carbonic acid and damp cardboard unfortunately in the mouth. Slightly soapy and metallic back end. Some Amarillo citrus tones deep, so feint it’s as if it has been lagered out of it along with the malt flavours. Very light bodied, soda-water like and very dry. Crisp finish, marred by the soapiness. Not too good at all, but I suppose its on a par with other dry lagers from Oz!! (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s)
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Royal Saxon in Melbourne. Pale Lager Rating #100. Pour is clear yellow to near light orange with a medium, yellowish, semi-rocky head. Pretty good layered lace. Aroma is sugar cane, grain, quite a step up from soap and dishwater. Taste is sugary, grainy, mostly bland, but inoffensive and never devolving into a soapy mess. Amarillo hops absent unfortunately.
madquacker (1071) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light and watery with quite abit of metal as well. Still is some malt there in the end. Interesting but dull.
Pyobon (1093) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear straw, very little head. Pleasant but subtle aroma - floral perhaps with a hint of vanilla. Light body and bright carbonation. The flavour is subtle, balanced and pleasant - slight fruity tang balanced with some light malty sweetness with a hint of bitterness in the finish. A pleasant lager, but bland.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another aussie pale lager, nothing flash about it, nothing offensive, still looking for the Amarillo hops, thank god for the sun dried Australian malt.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
not much to this one. barely any head. tastes of sweet malts with not much after.
bozoNZ (732) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Innofensive macro-lager feel to it. No aroma but presents well. I was waiting to be ’bowled over’ by the amarillo goodness - but alais was out for nought....
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2010
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Good frothy head medium size gold coloured pour aroma fruity some malt flavour fruity lemon bitter a soapy taste grassy note resinous tending metallic taste finish not good some citrus but soapy metallic blisters on me tongue taste
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Clear amber with a crisp snow white head. Looks thin bodied in the glass and puts out a mildy fruity araoma but mainly grain comes through.When it is tasted it is not as thin in the body as it looks with a dry finish and malty flavour. Would be a good session beer while watching the cricket.
Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In my research i have discovered that this easy drinking lager is brewed by an ex fosters master brewer up in Northern Victoria (Mildura). Amarillo hops give off a great fruity aroma and well balanced with the saarz. There is a slight "Corney cheap" - Stew41, there but nowhere near overpowering as some, nice dry, crisp finish, clean easy drinking for summer, i would drink this over pure blonde any day. Great six pack purchase.