Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Hazy pale golden coloured. Slightly weak standard pilsener aroma. Rather strange flavour with notes of vegetables.
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
By no means the best beer in the Grand Ridge range but a decent stab at a pilsenser. It looks great. Lemony gold, with a formidable head. Light, zesty Saaz characters in the nose. Refreshing and very clean on the tongue. Decent slug of hops in the finish. Some strong tea-like characters - in fact, tea with lemon. (Bottle)
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The appearance, yet again, was really nice, a bright golden colour, with a thick ice cream style head, it looked like a nice pilsner. The aroma was a little off, a bit of a resinous hoppy character, and something else that shouldn’t have been there, I’m not sure exactly what it was, but there was something a bit out. To drink it was rather lacking, the resinous hops carried through, as well as the something else; it tasted like a boring Australian lager really, with a dash of hops thrown in. Yet again the beer fell short of really achieving, well anything really.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden orange, a little hazy. Roasted, almost toffee notes on the nose, from the malt. Quite sweet but very enticing. Light mouthfeel, some faint floral, sweet notes, but a little generic or larger like. Like other TN’s below needs more hop kick.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured crystal clear gold with a large head of big bubbles. Classic Saaz aroma with some slight caramelised malts, slight tang, and a very elusive frangipani note. Flavour was dissapointing. Very like a generic lager and a little bland. Light carbonation and bitterness were nice. Nothing special, though like the other Grand Ridge beers this could be better with some tweaking.
Dredd (663) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 This is a cleaner style lager pilsener rather than smack in the face with hops pilsener. OK beer, but could do with some more hoppiness.
RR: A few years on, it is a nice beer with a bit more resinous hops to it than i credited last time. Still a good beer and is very true to style.
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favourite of the Grand Ridge variety. Found the carbonation a bit of a put-off and the taste didn’t jump out at me either. Not bad though, just not my cup of tea.
Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Remarkable pilsner zingy Saaz hop aroma with only a small bit of that Grand Ridge malt hit. Cloudy orange with a reasonable head. Zingy saaz hops that give way to an almost citrus lime flavour.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a nice golden colour with a reasnoble head. aroma is of honeyish malt and a little floral hoppiness. on tasting, again honey malt, with a slight grainy taste also, moving onto drying bitterness, nothing more, needs another handful of saaz. all in all a good drink, but not pilsner like enough for me
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 29, 2004
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The head died quickly. The smell is kind of lacking and what is there smells flat and dead.
Some weird honey flavor? I mean I want malts in a pilsner but this is a bit silly... it tastes like something I'd expect in a stout... and even worse it completely overides the hops (assuming they are there).
I find this the most dissapointing beer i have tasted today ;)