Oakes (13293) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Fruity nose, mod bitterness, thin malts, has a touch of citrus bitterness. Brewed with Beer Here. I’m not sure how this relates to the other variant of Cool Hops.
gnoff (8289) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Dejavu Bar and Lounge, Melbourne, on August 3, 2013.
Cloudy golden color, dense white head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy taste. Hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty sweet scent.
downender (6811) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor, Perth. Amber with a slight white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and biscuity malts. Flavours of pineapple, stone fruits and rich teas , with a hint of white pepper and dryish finish. Excellent.
mkel07 (4037) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Slow Beer. A very strong golden amber colour for a pale lager and also has a big frothy head. If only all pale lagers looked this good instead of the thin clear looking beer you normally get. Passionfruit aroma fills the nose and the beer is full and smooth in the mouth with an easy drinking flavour. Perfect beer for this scorching hot day.
TimE (3991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light amber color. Minerally tropical fruit nose. Light bodied. A touch sweet light bitter finish. Very pleasant and refreshing. It really takes pale lager to the next level.
gam (3526) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head medium carbonation pale amber pour aromas caramel nutty mushrooms earthiness herbs fruit the flavours citrus toffee herb and caramel rich malty ale crisp tasting balanced the finish best flavours rich malts good hop mix bitter sweet mix good on palate nice ale classy
Earlier Rating: 1/6/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Large creamy head strong carbonation amber pour aromas citrusgrassy caramel the flavours malt caramel medium ibu grapefruit grassy stonefruit some tropical notes the finish good aftertastes rich malts sharp hops lasting bitter nice lager
maneliquor (3415) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Is there a better Aussie lager? Very clean and very fresh. Great hop presence. A seriously good lager and stands up to great versions of the style from all over the world
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours vibrant orange with a two finger fluffy white head. Nose has a fair bit of summer driven fruits in it with biscuity malt behind it all. A touch of grain and grass too. Nice and balanced. Taste is backed by biscuit malts. Shows fruit driven hops with a fair bit of hop bitterness to finish off. Slightly floral. Very balanced. Carbonation is a little high for m liking though but works well for a lager. Good, solid stuff
hawthorne00 (2737) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a white head that fades to half an inch. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit, biscuit, caramel, some red berries. Light bodied. Tastes as it smells with modest bitterness. For me the malt flavours don’t go all that well with the hop flavours and the cleanness of it makes them jar. Smells good though.
ALLOVATE (2555) - 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)
Davros (2229) - 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.