mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Well carbonated as it started bursting forth from the bottle when I opened it. Needs to be poured slowly as it quickly builds up a big head of beige coloured foam. Dark hazy gold colour when the foam finally settles down. Strong pleasant caramal malt aroma from the type of malts used in the brewing process. Very inviting and the aroma makes you want dive right in and take a big swig. Intense sweet malty flavour that is moreish and although the alc/vol is only 5% it seems to carry a bit of a kick. Finishes nicely with some fruitiness on the palate. A well rounded pale ale and worth seeking out. My first beer from this brewery and I look forward to sampling the rest of the range.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body with lasting head. Fruity aroma, pleasant bitterness in the taste, dont really notice the malts, drinks well.
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Is this a Pale Ale? Clear filtered tannin colour, cloudy? no crystal clear. Fruit salad and a quite pungent sweet caramel aroma left in the glass. Dry resinous finish. Very meh, for a pale ale.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fluffy white head clear amber coloured pour medium strong carbonation aroma soft fruit and floral good malt sweetness coming through flavour hop fruit coming through lychee citrus apricot smooth maltiness good cascade hops used here finish bitter sweet goodness
creative_free (37) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
New 500ml bottle. Very nice looking, big head and golden colour. Lots of hops on the palate. Well balanced. Very drinkable.
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting interpretation of an APA... but nonetheless, a fairly well executed style that has some good hop character going on. Well made, but for me, iíd like a bit heavy handedness with the hops! Now, seriously, donfardz... 9/20? I think you need your tastebuds checked.
grapengrain (125) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really strange - extremely estery Belgium yeast ester characters - no real hop flavours, hardly in style.
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 330ml bottle. Very rich nutty brown in colour, lovely head. Aroma a bit weak, slightly metallic, hints of nuts and fruits. Surprisingly sweet on the tounge, fading to a nice bitterness. Very full and round in the mouth, stimulating the palate with fruit and nut. Couldíve done with more hoppiness, but complexity comes from some nice sav blanc characteristics under the nuttiness of brown ale.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Underground. Great beer, the best of their regulars IMHO. Aromas of flowers, grass, and caramel. Taste has a sweet start, followed by long-lasting bitterness. Velvet in the palate, and medium body. Amber colour, the head does not last long.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper-orange appearance. Some hop and some malt in the aroma, but not much of either. Slightly metalic hop character. A plausible APA, very drinkable, but nothing special.