KapitiCritique (324) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours polished pale yellow, mediocre head - I usually pour straight down to get what is there but this was not all that excited to be there - and mediocre lacing; the hype - bursting with hop-fueled taste? These guys brew Mayhem and Armageddon. Who do they think they are kidding? OK, not wild. Tart-ish and sem-dry; nose has hints of fruit and earth; medium body and slightly oily
Mayhem and Armageddon are hard acts to follow - especially in the IIPA starved desolation of the Long-ish White Cloud. But this is a decent Pale Lager. I’d call it a good session beer - there are trains home and lots of taxis
MelbBrewersJD (39) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clean and clear. Nice head...doesn’t linger long though. Nice noble hop aroma. Taste is very malty and brady but the bitterness lingers just a touch...hangs around on the pallete. A nice beer but I prefer my lagers to demand me to take another swig. This does not do that. A tasty beer though.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml at the Courthouse. Pretty good for a pale lager. Aromas of wet leaves, with hints of citrus. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a thin head.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a great beer by any stretch but very good for a lager, and perhaps the best of the sty;e I’ve ever had. Not hoppy but the presence is felt. Very good balance throughout and the mild sweet malt edge is nice.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another long distance for a beer to arrive at my mouth. Nice lager but not much better than a Yuengling. Pours a clear yellow with a mild bread and malt aroma. The flavor has the malt and bread of a lager with a nice hop balance. Not bad but not worth the money.
maneliquor (2277) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2012 500ml bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a crystal clear straw colour with a two finger white head that quickly dissapears. Aroma is fairly average. Hay, earth, citrus. Flavour is bursting with citrus and honey. Palate is thin. Easy drinkability. Not bad for a quaffer
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Deep crown of loosely packed white foam from the initial pour. Bright golden amber colour and the aroma is fairly light but it does pack some citrus hop aromas. Flavour is smooth and mellow and quite light on the palate. Finishes cleanly with but does not really stand out.
hawthorne00 (2097) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pale gold with an inch of loose white head that fades rapidly. Earth, sharp citrus, hay aroma. Taste is sweet and grainy with decent bitterness. Quite mouthfilling with tingling citrus. I liked it more as I had more. It’s not really trying to do anything different but it does the golden lager thing very well.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Crystal clear straw body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/grassy, light bread, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/spicy, some grapefruit, light bread, lemony lager yeast. Clean light-medium body, some crispness.
youngcaptain (7) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not as good as the Epic Pale but damn good for a Lager, loads of zingy citrus aromas, super refreshing !!