jkwalking05 (4567) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle. Gold in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of malt, light fruit esters, noble hops, and biscuits. Taste is of malt, light brown sugar, herbal notes, caramel.
Erzengel (7387) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many thanks to Martin bringing this 375ml-bottle back! Grainy nose. The beer starts smooth and nice malty dry. Not the typical "Bitter Ale" Flavour, but round and crisp. Easy to drink with a smooth and slightly malty body. Not much bitterness, caramel, nice malts. Quite long refreshing and malty-caramelly-dry aromatic aftertaste.
minutemat (4028) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, June 16, brought by myself, many thanks to Erzengel. Pours clear gold, small white head. Aroma is pale malt, light sweetcorn. Was expecting a Bitter until it was pointed out that in this part of the world bitters are basically lagers. And this is a lager. Not unpleasant, quite smooth with a low bitterness. Needs hot weather to improve the taste tho.
fatharey (12) - USA - MAY 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
i love the little stubbie....great for beach in fiji, helped with the ladies, but everyone was drinking it, not bad taste, try it....lata
ALLOVATE (2857) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Love it already. Stumpy and stout bottle voids unnecessary capsizing and breakages; the labels archaic and reminiscent of some of Australia’s most infamous lagers, and the term bitter leads me to believe there may be a little Aussie Pride in there too. So, without further ado, into a tulip it goes. Big gust of CO2 emanates forth as the cap comes off. Aroma is softly metallic and briny but very much dominated by notes of grass and chaff. It settles as one hell of a sexy beast. A radiant deep gold with minute and intermittent carbonation. Head wanes slowly but retains as a rocky white pad that daubs the glass well. Unexpectedly malty and sweet on the palate. Body is medium light with moderate carbonation. Chilled it is clean and crisp in the finish but cracks start to show as it warms. Becomes gammy and sweet with an astringency that is hard to deny. Chilled though it is, well, the beer I expected it to be. Low bitterness with just a hint of peppery spice and fresh mown grass. Not much here but it minces with the best of the lawn-mower beers. Ok! (37,5cL, BB 01/07/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
BlackHaddock (6063) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cheers Mat and Erzengel for a chance to try this: Mat and I shared a small (150ml?) sample bottle on 14th June 2016 to help us in our quest to drink around the world. Golden pour with a white topping: light malts rule both the nose and taste. Not a bad Lager at all, good country tick too. Would have prefered to drink it on it’s home turf rather than on a wet evening in Shrewsbury.
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Auch meinen zweiten Fiji-Test verdanke ich Doppelbock.
Das Bitter ist definitiv kräftiger als das Gold, was ihm gut steht. Der malzig-herbe Antrunk ist durchaus auch bei heimischen Biere zu finden. Der Abgang allerdings ist weiterhin wässrig und wird nur durch eine leichte Bitterkeit unterstützt.
Test vom 25.4.2006, Gebinde: Dose Noten: 8,12,9,7,6,9 - 8,90
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is grainy and grassy with a hint of citrus. Taste is a grainy malty sweetness with a grassy hop and light citrus bitterness. Light bodied with good carbonation which tickles the tongue. A typical brew for the style.
Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Country tick from a work friend who went on vacation. Woo -woo!
A: Big carbonation, yellow color with a large fluffy head.
N: Grainy with some pilsener malt. Grass, toffee, biscuit. A touch of flowers.
T: Biscuity bread with a pale malt sweetness. Some off tastes, but nothing deep.
M: Light and watery. Well-carbed.
O: Inoffensive. Looks to me like the canning helped keep this from getting skunked, and it actually surprised me how well it does as a boring beach beer rather than something horrific.
Dudar (108) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
golden lager, small head. grain and corn in the nose and taste, light body, inoffensive bitterness, grassy hops. Strangely enough enjoyable, maybe because Fiji was so damn hot!