nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Founders Brewery, Nelson. Pours reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt and a fair hit of hops. The flavour is toasted malt, coffee and citrus. Thin bodied and low hop bitterness.
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nutty hoppy aroma. Clear red brown colour with small head. Grassy hoppy flavour. Fizzy palate.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More amber than copper, a shame because that rich hue in a beer is a delight to see. The head is small and thinning but improves if you pour more into a tasting size glass. The initial nose is a promise of things to come hopefully, with toffee, cookie and caramel notes. Good hoppy flavour that is backed by a good balance of malt. It laces well in the glass and while having a dry finish it still leaves a pleasant mouthfeel and smoky aftertaste.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 surprised the hell out of me, i was expecting a revoltingly sweet and soapy "irish red" but got a very classy, hoppy lager. smells of honey and roasted nuts, and tastes similarly, with a bit of light coffeeishness, before big, dry flavours of fresh leafy, herbal hops. yummy. could do with a fuller/smoother texture, but flavourwise i like it a lot. rer8: very faint flavour actually, and faint aroma... common organic beer failing - no intensity or guts. faint caramel and toast on a watery body + peppery bitterness and a faint soapy licorice aftertaste. odd. i'm with ol_j and omhper now
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faintly hazy dark amber colour with smallish short lasting yellow head. Malt herbal hops and light corny malt aroma. Medium low carb body. Medium bitter with some chemical adjuncts. The rest is kinda forgettable. I'm with ompher on this one and can't see what youse other guys see in this one . . and did I get a hint of cabbage or onion or was it just the Thai takeaway burp.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big spritzy head. Red/amber in colour. hoppy nose. Malty fruity taste.
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
30 Aug 2004 - Herbaceous celery sweet aroma. Clear red brown colour, low head that dissapates, good suds lacing. Nice starting sweetness, hoppy herbaceous taste that dies away to a bitter hop aftertaste. thinnish bitter cloying on the roof of the mouth.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’d have to disagree with Duff on this beer. I didn’t think that it was that great at all. Brownish red colour, malty aroma. A bit of malt flavour at first followed by a harsh bitter finish. It needs a maltier start to balance.
johninmelb (1123) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
No smell, no head, no body. The beer looks and tastes thin and watery. A redeeming feature is the well-realised english-style carbonation, but if this is like an English Ale, it's not a very good one.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma of hops. Malt contribution to the flavour is 'roasted out'. The taste leans pretty quickly to a resiny, hoppy bitterness. That said, it is a seemingly smooth bitterness which is not unpleasant.