GT2 (9166) - 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.
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 33 cl from Dan Murphy’s Geelong, on August 2, 2013.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, fruity, malty scent. Malty, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Dry aftertaste.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle, picked up in newcastle. golden, steady, low bitterness, frothy. run-of-the-mill australian lager
mkel07 (3964) - 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.
gam (3484) - 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
bluevegie (3064) - 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.
ALLOVATE (2538) - 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)
drpimento (2395) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I don’t know how they do it, but this tastes more like adjuncts than anything else. Plus that sickening sweetness - don’t like it at all. Aroma’s a bit funky. taste is sweet corn/grain- no malt or hop. Nothing out right bad is about the only "good" thing I can say.
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours gold with a small quickly fading head.
Nose is very mild with a little sweet malt and a hint of corn. No hops.
Very similar flavours, light sweet malt and no bitterness.
Carbonation is too high, way too high.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Out and out contract job me thinks. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, although on these shores it often conjures up pretty blend pale lagers. And guess what......that might well describe this beer. Looks, smells and tastes like most macro jobs; the corney cheap malts are a dead give away. Lots of fizz dries the flavours out and leaves it tasting a little sticky (ie kinda like Asahi). I don’t mean to be too hard on new players but frankly the small guys have got to try harder!