Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, - 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.
ALLOVATE (2412) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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)
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice aroma, but unfortunately it doesn't leave a very nice taste in the mouth
mydogjet (34) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a beautiful pale amber with a tight white head. Pine on the nose but the taste is a little bit lacking. Nice beer
mcwillss (1) - - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
overall great session beer, although costly but heck tis worth it !!! specially if you love pale ales and lagers,, combined this is a must have and to the people i sell it to agree
Pyobon (922) - 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 (913) - 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 (7844) - 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 (1451) - 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 (514) - 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.