Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, at the Australian Hotel, Sydney.
Murky, golden brown coloured body with a generous beige head. Unexpectedly hoppy aroma. Drinks well and is bottled conditioned with loads of sediment. Nice beer had with Sully as we warmed up for the Sydney gathering, held later that night at Paddy’s Brew Pub.
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lightly estery with sweet honey on the nose.
amber with a small head.
honied malt and sweet/floral hops.
not a bad sessional.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2004 Light amber with fluffy light head. Caramel, dark honey and toast on the nose. The malt was almost cloying, with the floral hops drying the palate just in time to save it, good beer
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A quality Australian ale which succeeds admiribly. Full-flavoured without being to heavy. Man.
Winefly (60) - KEW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tried this one just after the Gippsland Gold and it was slightly better. I didnt like the flavour however it reminded me of a dried out off fruitcake.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large sightly off-white coloured head, deep gold colour, zero sediment in bottle. Aroma was largely of sweet caramel malt and honey. Flavour dominated by sweet caramel malt, biscuity, seems lacking in hops but it could be a dodgy bottle judging from the other ratings. A bit unbalanced but still pretty nice.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I never realised before but now I am pretty sure that this is exactly the same beer as Gippsland Gold. Why they would bother I have no idea. Toffee, caramel malt aroma. Solid maltiness, then late bitterness. See notes for Gippsland Gold.
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma and flavour matched for me both reminding me of scotch finger biscuits similar to the Gippsland Gold only with a touch of fruit and more floral aroma. Finishes dry.
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am really starting to enjoy pale ales unfortunately this isn't one of them, not saying its bad it just didn't do anything for me.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with orange sides, slightly hazy. Short lasted small beige head. Crap all lacing too. Nice aroma of sweet malt and floral citrusy hops. Nice medium body, smooth start though slightly thin finish. Sweet hoppy start and mid with a dry bitter finish. Very refreshing and drinkable.