maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better and smoother from this brewer. These guys do some really interesting stuff but they have a passion for a most unusual yeast strain that flavours all these beers. If you like it, you'll like all there stuff. Not bad, not great, drinkable but I wouldn't drive to find it.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2003 Cool beer: never seen so much yeast sediment in a stubby! I tried to culture it for Home brew, but will have to getz back to yous homies in a rerate 4 updates on dat one. aiiight? Aroma gave a false impression. Nice bite. almost gourmet. Avocados and whiskaz on kittenz. Brown papaer packages from the not-so-local bottle-o... update on homebrew progress 12/1/03 tasted like champaigne out of the stubby i cultured it in just before adding it to brew, brew started bubbling wildly within six hours of pitching, massive head apparent in bucket, very hungry yeast will bottle in a coupla dayz...
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I highly approve, which of course means that everyone should try this beer! Nice bite in flavour with a pleasent aftertaste. I agree with johninmelb, Grand Ridge is just a sensational brewer.
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is nice. Nice bitter dry finish to complement that fruity hoppiness that a lot of the new breed of aussie beers have (eg Little Creatures, Gippsland Gold). Grand Ridge is just a sensational brewer.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy honey amber brown with mm sized floaties. Large size, medium lasting large bubbled off-white head. Very nice malty and floral hops aroma with lighter yeast and spices (ginge?). Short lasting medium intensity fruity hoppy start followed by a decent malty yeasty middle and finish. Drier milder sweet aftertaste. I quite like this one.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 Not bad at all! As I suspected, my last bottle must have been dodgy. It's a very unusual combination of fruitiness with the English style caramel malts. Good.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden colour. Not much of an aroma, but the flavour is pleasantly hoppy without being bitter. A good flavourful session beer.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty fat. baked custard. tang
eczematic (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe shouldve heeded mutantís warning about not pouring the sediment in: itís a disconcerting murky light brown colour like sandy seawater. smells uncannily like redskins lollies. reasonable malty body, with a thick English hop flavour. acidic, anty aftertaste. odd, but drinkable.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great refreshing session beer. Great refreshing maltiness and a great bitter finish. Hints of fruit and citrus and biscuty palate.