mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pale and clear, good head retention and HEAPS of bubbles. Aroma is dominated by coriander with some sickly phenolics. Doesn't smell very good at all. Tastes completely different - beautiful sweet orange flavours with a really great refreshing acidity. Really quite fizzy but it works well. Really hit the spot after being out in the sun! Easily my favourite Grand Ridge beer.
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 This suits my palate perfectly. I could go a six-pack of this on a warm night or equally on a cold evening watching the footy. If it weren’t so expensive I’d drink it more often, but I often choose this if I’m having a traveller on the way home from work.
UPDATE: Tried this on tap at the Rookery Nook Hotel in Wye River and while being a pleasant brew to sip on a nice day, I must say I was quite disappointed. Had no oomph to it and I felt very let down.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very cloudy yellow, with large chunks of yeast. Medium short lasted white head. Yeasty grainy aroma with a hint of banana and citrus. Thin watery mouthfeel. Sweet grainy flavour with a slightly tart finish. Subtle lemon-like citrus notes in flavour too. Not bad stuff, a little bland overall though. And the huge chunks of yeast were a tad offputting.
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orangey straw colour with small floating particles, banana and orange peel aroma, taste is ok but not a lot there.
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hummm, my notes from the Brisbane Festival of Beers simply says "Good", must have been late in the day.
I can recall it as a fair attempt at a Belgian White though.
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This not a bad beer but in the style of Grand Ridge, can be hit and miss. This is a lovely light, belgian wit style with some lovely wheat notes and the tast of clean malt. Can be great.
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slight Belgian wit type nose but not too prominent. Quite dark on the pour with an orange rather than pale colour. Quite acidic and small amount of the coriander and orange peel noted. Too fizzy as well, but to be fair this is being tasted in winter. It may be much better on a hot summer's day so I will revisit this then.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Some lemon, coriander and bubblegum in the aroma. Mild, mainly (wheat) malt driven palate with a slightly zesty finish. Nicely rounded, smooth, malty mouthfeel. Could handle a bit more carbonation and more agressive wheat characteristics.
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
like kaya says, tastes like a cross between a german and a belgian wit. super wheaty, grainy, tart flavour, with only a hint of coriander. very lemony - like melted down lemon icecream. touch of banana too. original and tasty.
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy pale yellow. Orange aroma. Sweet and light bodied. Soft, stylish and refreshing.