ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cap needed little effort to come loose and then jettison across the room. Pours fiercely; the chaos of carbonation raises the foam a good inch out the glass like a plume. The bitter, pineforest froth needed to be spooned off. The body of beer that perfect shade of sparkling orange amber that just screams ’Drink me!’ So fresh, so clean is the Summery waft from the glass. A virtual tropical fruit punch including grapefruit, lychee, honeydew and sweet cantaloupe with well defined herbal bitterness underneath. Much drier than anticipated on the palate with a pleasant, summery malt base and hint of oat cookies and soft honey. Bitter, crisp finish with plenty rolling around in the swallow. Very piney and camphorous in between with a herbal, lavender and elderflower note and bitter, tight fruit like grapefruit and orange zest. Body is light with moderate carbonation but not too much as to dull the wonderful mix of malt and hop. Again, like the aroma, this one is clean as a whistle (something I dread when I see the word Lager on a label) Really was not expecting a cracker of a beer, but here it is. Two thumbs up. A delicious Lager!! (33cL, Bottled 12/11/12, Mane Liquor, Belmont)
varanid99 (475) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange gold pour with creamy white head. Malty, tropical aroma. Nice bready, biscuity flavour, with tropical fruit and nice bitterness on the finish. Pity more local lagers aren’t like this
Maris (966) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 18/12/2012. Pours a quite clear dark golden with a small head. Has a pleasant light tropical and citrus fruit aroma. The flavour is more sweet tropical fruit, a dash of tart citrus, some biscuity malt, a touch of honey, and a reasonably firm hop bitterness. Rather good for something carrying the lager label. Tastes more like a good, solid APA.
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden amber with a large head.
Some soft fruity hops in the aroma along with spicy notes and some biscuity malt. Subtle.
Flavours are pretty gentle and standard; biscuity malt, soft spicy hops and a gentle bitterness in the dry finish.
Nice light body, carbonation could be higher though.