davidm (1777) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 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 (732) - Blue Mountains, 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 (2003) - 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 (309) - 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 (2340) - 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 (2335) - 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.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. poured slight cloudly yellow, white head that went away pretty quickly. Gentlle aromas of zesty lemon and underlying hay, nothing to major going on there. Thin bodied where all the flavour floats away as it goes down. No lingering bitterness that you would expect from a pilsener. Not bad, but much better aussie pilseners out there
alexanderj (3054) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; straw gold in color with a creamy white head. Aroma of lemon, bread, glowers and citrus. At first thought the aroma was weak, but it definitely got better. Pretty hoppy for the style, although the hop flavor is not great. That definitely detracts from the beer. With a better hop selection this had the potential to be pretty good. The bready backbone had a nice buttery flavor to it; just a mild flavor. Better than expected.