hawthorne00 (2210) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Just cloudy light amber with a tightly-packed 2 cm white head. Aroma has honey and orange blossoms, hints of tropical fruits and pine. Thin body. Light fruity sweetness with nice but perhaps a bit too delicate floral/ herbal bitterness. Brief bitter finish. Not bad: a bit insubstantial but nice fresh hop character.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28h October 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Hazy gold beer with a little white head. Softish dry palate. Mild malt base - a little creamy. Decent hops. Tangerine and orange citrus, whispers of pineapple and mango. Well balanced with the malt. Semi dry minerally finish. Decent pilsner and very drinkable - could session this no problem at all!
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Tasty pilsener. Aroma is citrusy, and honeyish. Taste has a sweet start, with a bitter finish. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Yellow, bubbly, with a fizzy head.
ComradeK (903) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2010
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear gold, with a weak, fading head, and no lacing. There is very little noticeable aroma, except perhaps a little yeast and a whiff of alcohol. There is an initial, mild hops flavour, but nothing the intense Saaz bitterness of a real pilsener. There is very little body to this beer, and it finishes with a slightly off hops flavour, followed by an unpleasant mixture of metallic flavour and weak alcohol. This is a disappointment, as every other Grand Ridge beer I have tried has been exceedingly pleasant. This, however, in an unworthy, paint-by-numbers lager, clearly aimed at the premium lager market, that is completely undeserving of the appellation of pilsener.
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - Golden with medium head. High carbonation. Bitter beer with minimal hop flavours. Just misses on many levels.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Almost clear. Gold/yellow with white head. Medium carbonation. Sweet,slightly bready, a bit of floral hop flavour. Flavour is a little on the wattery side. Refreshing - OK.
jonno (2092) - JAPAN - NOV 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yeah didn’t get much in the way of hops or even a nice malt body. Workmanlike lager with a medium body and boring profile. I could imagine xxxx or vb drinkers enjoying this.
Dervock (403) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Hazy honey colour, Citrus and floral aroma. Floral hop and malt flavours come through. medium bodied, nice drop.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Golden amber with a decent white head. Hazy and well carbonated with a malt and floral aroma with citrus undertones. Crisp and clean on the palate with a smooth aftertaste that is sweet with a biting metal finsh.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Plenty of malt on the nose, some caramal, but also slightly vegetal. A little unmemorable - literally, as I cant remember what I thought of it! Just a simple clean lager.