Sevenlee (886) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and woody notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry-ish finish. Meh.
imaragingbull (495) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazed near clear yellow straw gold with small light white head and some smallish lace. Aromas of grain, light herbs, some malt sweetness. light medium body, tasty, finishes a touch sweet and puckering. Herbal grainy finish.
Bif (1023) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Pours a bronze color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness with a bit of citrus and grain.Taste of caramel sweetness abd a bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly moderate body, smooth with moderate carbonation. Decent beer that goes down easy. Reminds me of an English Bitter.
Dredd (638) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma on this, almost citrusy. Flavor is initially light citrus then moves on to some stone fruit. Finish is a nice medium bitterness. Would make a good session beer with a lot more going on than your average macro affair.
floydian1 (719) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (330ml). A hazy dark golden pour with a minimal white head. Nose is strong sweet honey malts and little else (perhaps some bready notes). Flavour is malty and syrupy sweet with a light hop bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with an oily texture and average carbonation. It is certainly maltier than your average Aussie "premium lager" but not to my taste (eg. too sweet, lacks a dry hop presence, strangely unrefreshing).
EdKing (1302) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap White Horse, Parson’s Green. Strangely for a ’bitter’ it looks cloudy dark amber. Appetising. Pine and citrous hops in the nose. Taste is more like a pale ale. Sweet malty flavour giving way to hop bitterness.
hawthorne00 (1858) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy light amber with an inch of white head. Aroma has biscuits, pine, honey and some butterscotch. Quite substantial in the mouth with a round fruitiness that’s unusual in an Australian lager. There’s a real house malt profile that works well for the ales but is less obviously suited here and is a little reminiscent of Butter Menthols. Piney bitterness. Robust and refreshing.
crispi (102) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Appearance is golden amber with slight cloudiness. Aroma of hops wth a hint of honey. Very bitter to the taste.
davidm (1777) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Not bad. Aromas of nuts, honey, and biscuit. Taste is sweet, with lingering bitterness. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Dark yellow, with a frothy white head.
Davros (1484) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a small head leaving nice lacing.
Nose shows a fair bit of light malt with honey and cookie-dough characters, but is somewhat faint.
Similarly malty flavours but with more of a bready character. Is it just me or are all of Grand Ridge’s beers intensely malty? Not that I’m complaining... Finishes with a well balanced bitterness but is in no way dry.
Moderate body and carbonation - nice, even if not to style.