ALLOVATE (2720) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this bottle for about a year just lying about, and for a beer of such meagre strength I hope it held up.
A soppy, loose, bubbly off-white crown forms atop its dull and hazy medium gold body. Head is mostly lasting. Very bready, yeasty, sourdough nose with underlying pineapple candy fizz-whizz. Predominantly hoppy palate, mild showing of grain, mid-palate is bready and yeasty like the nose but is drowned out by some very duty, herbal and chewy hops. Pinenut and camphor swallow and linger, good bitterness on and in the swallow with some floury, sourdough and feint pineapple residing in the mouth. Not light in body, it has certainly got a weight to it not quite fitting to its final ABV. A strange light beer, quenching but not altogether refreshing! (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Mandurah)
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the White Horse Pub, London. Pours a mostly clear yellow with a fizzy, white head. Faint aroma of malt and grass. Lightly sweet with almost very little bitterness. Light in bodied with fine, fizzy carbonation. Finishes has light sugar and barely perceptible, grassy hops. Overall a bit thin, even for a "light" beer. Unimpressive.
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a nice creamy-looking head.
Nose shows lots of malt with honey, caramel and butterscotch quite noticeable. Hops are not forgotten, grassy and spicy notes are prominent.
Flavours include the above sweet malty characters but without much backbone. More grassy hops.
Body is pretty watery.
mkel07 (4516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2010
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
330ml bottle. Very hazy and absolutely no head at all. Musty amber colour that looks terrible. Citrusy aromas struggle through and the flavour really struggles as well. Barely drinkable, nothing almighty about this one.
gam (3732) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent head carbonatio a little toward medium pale gold pour aroma woody fruit flavour hoppy fruit taste citrus smooth nutty yeast taste finish sits well on the palate mild bitter aroma was a worry