Brewed by East 9th Brewing Co
Style: Pale Lager
Prahan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   IBU: 1   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
The story of Doss Blockos

’...the mole people then join the search, but they were real. There is no actual manifesto that evolved from the underground New York movement in the late 1990s, which is when we first brewed beneath the city’s railway systems. Our beer surfaced when squats started surfacing all around the Lower East Side, before those people came...’

Doss Blockos has been stripped bare of anything but the essential taste we could ream from the specialty pale malt and cascade hops we have always used.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (5162) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Packaged in a brown paper bag with an unusual label, I was not sure what to expect with this one. Bright golden amber colour and clear with a white foam head. Carries more aroma than your average pale lager, fruit, passionfruit maybe. Light and thin in the mouth with not much happening in the flavour department, lots of grain mostly. On the palate it is very thin. I think the paper bag and label is a bit of a marketing ploy to try dress up a pretty ordinary beer and make it out to be something that it is not.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2011
Clear gold pour small head medium carbonation aroma grain wheat earthy nutty flavour grain corn earthy lemon mild fairly straight tasting lager flat finish grainy no bitter a sourness mild sweetness and horrible

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Good concept done badly or fringe concept done really well?..., in lies the ol’ brown paper bag! A pale lager, and out of Melbourne too; birthplace of the mocco wearing ’ocker’ larrikin known proudly pulling up trumps as the bogan. Then what the hell is the label reading some story of mole people in the U.S, late 90’s? (could be a little ignorance on my part!)
Chilled and into a Mexican tumbler - I don’t know; seemed fitting. Tawny amber with moderate, fine effervescence and a soppy, lasting white foam that daubs a split lace. Aroma of kelp, salted corn chips and dank, old cardboard left rotting in the rain - a bit putrid to be harsh! Nutty and soapy palate. Vienna malz? Biscuity with a metallic tinge. Medium-light bodied with a foamy mouthfeel. Nutty, woody length. Plenty of malt does actually make up for the horrendous aroma - a possibility I thought null and void. Cascade hops are nowhere to be seen - peppery touch of hops more reminiscent of something Noble in there late. This was late night enchilada accompaniment more than lawnmower beer, which says little. Overall..., just plain confused! Brown paper bag anyone!?! (33cL, BB 29/05/15, Dan Murphy’s, Cannington)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2011
Pours gold with a rapidly fading head. Nose shows bready malt and faint spicy hops. A bit plain. More bready malt as a flavour, also a grainy character. Finishes with a mild, off-putting bitterness. Carbonation is pretty full-on, body feels watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lagerboy (1936) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear golden yellow, healthy white lasting froth. Sweet grainy lager malt aroma. Taste is mostly bland bready lightly sweet pale lager malt with a hint of floral citrus. Softer than average carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Forgettable. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1933) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (1613) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with a quickly fading head, smooth and slightly fruity. Not a bad effort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
Where I hail from, a brown paper bag around a bottle signals a certain kind of parkbench-based ’cost-effective’ drinking. In other words, strong cheap ciders, malt likka and Buckfast. That makes it a curious marketing choice among many here. Others include the baffling ’mole people’ spiel on the label and a graphic of what appears to be someone spanking someone else. No explanations offered for any of this. These could be red flags or fancy-ticklers. I hoped for the latter, but what is in the bottle is lot less interesting than the packaging. In the glass, it looks like any other pale lager. Fine. Aroma is also typical - pale malts, bit of grainsack, soap, nondescript hop. The Cascade hop promised on the label is used with such discretion it barely registers. There’s a little white pepper, salt, faint honey. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to distinguish this from a hundred other Australian pale lagers. (330ml bottle from Dan Murphys)

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