Pyobon (862) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Clear golden with small short-lived head. Aroma is grassy, slightly metallic with hints of candy. Light body with good amount if fine carbonation. Taste is simple and basic, but within that constraint quite reasonable. There’s a nice balance of some light malt sweetness and some light tartness, with some reasonable hoppy bitterness to finish. Simple, refreshing and easily drinkable.
[The paper bag was beige / tan with an interesting logo printed in dense black ink. The aroma was papery. The body was very substantial, it was thick paper with a rough to fluffy surface. I omitted to taste the bag, so cannot comment on the flavour other than surmising it would be similar to the aroma. The bag was well matched to the bottle, rendering it essentially useless for repurposing, however, in its context, it rates very highly on the hedonic scale.]
jonnyguns (800) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from misty. Tastes quite hoppy for a lager. Grassy hops and biscuit malts. Pretty solid for what it is.
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gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 33 cl from Dan Murphy’s, Eltham (Melbourne). On July 28, 2013.
Bottle was a bit gushing.
Clear golden color, very small white head. Sweet, honey, fruity, apricot taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet aftertaste, also herbal. sweet, honey, fruity scent.
Bif (1307) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light goldend color with a small head and no real lacing. Aroma of banana and grain with a bit of malt sweetness. Taste of mild malt sweetness and grain. Just a trace of bitterness and a clean finish. Light body smooth with a bit of malty character. Drinksable Pale LAger. Good for a couple.
ShaneJ (421) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mogo Vintage Cellars. Nothing special here, but far from a drain pour. Aroma was quite bready/yeasty, low bitterness. Expect so much more from micros these days.
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kinda ok. A little citrus, spice, pepper. Dry with no dumb notes. Almost light in the palate but does not lack intensity. Really quite good quaffing.
crispi (105) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light straw coloured, not much head. Weak taste , slightly sweet, with little mouthfeel. Had better pale ales.
LesArgen (181) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is overwhelmingly of grain and banana, with a little honey and butter. In the mouth, there’s a very mild hop bitterness, a tiny bit of malt late and that’s about it. Not a complex beer by any means but would be OK by the dozen on a warm summer’s night if not for the $4 price tag - I reckon I got charged $1.50 for the paper bag.
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served in a paper bag, was told by the girlfriend to get rid of paper bag asap as was looking a little bit like a homeless person. Beer was nice, sweet and malty was the major impression. Sessionable beverage.
Maris (916) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a 330ml bottle on 8/3/2012. Pours a clear golden yellow with no head. Has a very slight grainy aroma with a bit of bready malt. In the mouth, it’s very sweet, with more bready malt and a hint of banana. There’s just the barest evidence of hops. Okay for a pale lager but distinctly unexciting. Like the artwork on the bottle though.