Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yellow coloured. Slightly hazy. Very boring and watery. Actually artificial too. Seems a bit too old. Flower aroma.
madsberg (9628) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled: Pale yellow coloured. Unclear. Small off white head. Sweet and light floral aroma. Very vague. Sweet and light grassy aroma. Is dry and quite boring. Not much going on really.
Hildigöltur (5104) - Křbenhavn, 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 (1402) - 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 (1662) - 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 (684) - 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 (564) - 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.