bmeup (588) - Ormeau, - JAN 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale, anemic looking body and a coaster thin head. Light malty bread and hay with minimal floral hop note. Sweetish taste, light body, thin and pretty boring. As far as mid strength beers goes, average.
DavidAust (126) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, poured into a lager glass. Aroma is faint yet gives off a hint of pale honey, grass and grain. Colour is of a yellow amber, and you need to use a vigorous pour to develop a light pillowy foam head. If you do this to about one finger’s width, it will hold for a little while but still dissipates relatively quickly. Lacing stays all the way down the glass to the point where you can see how much you drank each time - nice. Crystal clear with zero cloudiness and almost no bubbles (hence the disappearing head). Mild tasting with a tinge of bitterness at the front and back of the mouth with sweetness on the middle of the tongue. For a mid strength beer, it does taste full strength with only the faintest feel of "soda water" at the start of each drink which quickly fades as the rest of the flavour palate takes over. A late taste of malt lingers after you swallow but not quite a medium length - still a short palate.
Good sessionable beer suitable for seafood and other light meals.
StevieT (1167) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head, a peaty malt flavour with a thin feel. Not too bad.
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty average beer, just a fancy midstrength to break the commerical market. Aroma is a lot like most lagers, metallic or detergenty with a bit of malt. Appearance is golden with a fast-dissappearing clean white head. Taste is probably the better of the things about this beer, you can taste the malts, but after that not much, palate is boringly bitter. Overall a drinkable, but not amazing lager.
mkel07 (4522) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. A new year and a new beer. I thought I would try the latest offering from one of the few local breweries in the area. Eye catching bright green label certainly gets your attention and makes this bottle stand out from others on the shelf.
Very pale and clear when poured into a lager glass. There is no head at all with only a few small bubbles skimming across the surface. Strong malt aroma leads to a detergent like aroma filling the nose.
Strong grainy flavour that is very malty with a long strong finish and a good mouthfeel. Initial reaction is one of dislike but as you drink it the flavour grows on you. Paired nicely with salmon and brie spring rolls as the flavour of the beer cuts through the grease of the spring rolls.
Okay but not the best of the Duke range of beers.