gnoff (9191) - 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.
mkel07 (4522) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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
ALLOVATE (2721) - 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)
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Stew41 (1821) - 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.
Bif (1798) - 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.
Lagerboy (1660) - 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)
Maris (1226) - 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.
Pyobon (1180) - 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.]