daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy dark orange color. Tart, dusty aroma. Hints of citrus and a touch of light chocolate as well. Body is tart and lightly bitter with a lingering citrusiness. Could be gone, but there are other ratings here that suggest a tartness.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another excellent brew from Grand Ridge. Light Brown in color, with medium size lasting head. Taste of floral and fruitiness, with subtle spices (cloves perhaps?). Easy on the palate, enjoyable!
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 (1117) - 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 (1265) - 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 (6111) - 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