gam (3562) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice looking pour,light ocre colour dissappearing head to froth cover,aroma is hoppy,flavour is honey,barley but I found the finish to be watery bit unpleasant whatever else was there in flavours (malt,floral or earthen) was very mild or taken out by the watery taste.
MattKerr (25) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great coffe and caramel overtones, I’m a hugh fan as my first introduction to decent Ales.
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Drunk too cold on a hot day) -- Rich amber with small white head with poor retention and OK lacing. Wonderful aroma with fruit and caramel. Fruit and malt in the flavour with a touch of bitterness. A very nice drop. Will be buying more soon.
Nicko (207) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toffee coloured, no head but some bubbles that cling to the side of the glass. Aromas light hoppy. Strong toasty malt, nicely bitter.
madquacker (1071) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not too shabby. Reddish brown. Not as good as Little Creatures in my view.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 On tap at Australian Beer Festival 2005. Poured orange gold with a creamy but thin head. The aroma seemed typical of the grand ridge brews, with a good splashing of creamy caramel. However, I thought this was quite bland, and didn’t really offer much at all in terms of flavour. It’s not bad, but it didn’t have the depth that seems to be indicated by the other ratings - maybe I got a bad batch? Re-rate: Full bottle this time around, and it’s a much better experience. Poured with a good solid creamy head. Creamy aroma of crystal malt and a bit of wood. Some toffee on tasting. Flavour is nice and bitter, but a little short. A much better beer than my first impression, but still a fair bit behind the best.
Lunkie (1544) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hop malt aroma. Clear amber colour with poor head and no lacing. Spicy malt flavour. Flat palate.
vanvenlo (1406) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9 Jul 2005 - Malt aroma with some earthiness. Clear orange-brown colour, low head but good sheet lacing. sweet light fruit malt, hop flavours but lacks complexity. Sweet tangy finish, medium mouthfeel and an ordinary after taste. Overall - THis is probably the best of the breries lighter styled beers.
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Good, solid bitter/pale that delivers some tasty apple flavours and a nice yeasty aftertaste. Not too dissimilar to Little Creatures Pale in some ways.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Cloudy orange beer, with thin white head. Nice spicy hop aroma with lots of fruity yeastiness as well. A touch of apple and pineapple as well. A slight soapiness that I don’t really care for. A bit of dustiness. In the mouth it is a fruity, apple, pineapple as well as some lightly toasted malts. Finishes quite sweet. Would be awesome without those few flaws.