highlandlad (1474) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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)
TedE (1011) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle(with its own brown paper bag). Poured into lager glass. Smells of malt and pepper. Beautiful Golden beer with small solid white head and many tiny bubbles. Good body, finish is malt, some grain, peppery hops and late fruity caramel. Quite subtle and pleasant, a superior lager.
AnzacBeer (3) - Narangba, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2016 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice pour & Head .Good Carbonation ,Clear Amber in Appearance.
Pretty bland Taste, Drinkable without being Remarkable.
alang51 (66) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Disappointed after the wrap from Fothers. Didn’t really get much cascade hops, skimping boys? Some malt coming through.
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - FEB 1, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from DMs (wrapped in a brown paper bag). Clear dark golden with a medium white head. Sweet honey malts dominate the nose and tongue with a light hop presence. Sweet finish, light-medium body. I think many standard Euro lagers are better.
varanid99 (1031) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with a tight white head. Floral, slightly perfumey aroma, malt, fairly light aroma - nice to smell a lager that doesn’t have that euro funk. Malty, slightly sweet, a little fruit and again that floral note to it. Very easy to drink - not bad at all
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Hitchy. Fruity aroma apple and pear, lightly floral, golden colour with a small diminishing white head, refreshing flavour leaving a light bitter aftertaste, medium bodied session pale lager.
bmeup (639) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
DM fairly standard looking and tasting lager to me, actually below standard really.......and whats with the BS spiel and packaging.
jimmy01 (39) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Low hop aroma. Pale golden with good white head. Clean taste with low bitterness and balanced malt - no detectable flaws. Light body with lively carbonation. Clean, finish with low bitterness. A well crafted lager
Lagerboy (1957) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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)