DuffMan (6632) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper-kissed brown, modrate tan head, no lace. Toffee malt aroma, slightly woody and spicy, vaguely fruity. Toffee malt, faint hazelnut, faint fruit. Low bitterness. Unfortunately very watered down which, given the price of this brew, is a disappointment.
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
All frothy head good carbonation gold bitter aroma honey apple pear caramel flavour first up bitter pleasing citrus note apple pear tastes not as good as aromas all tastes are weak finish bitter weak flavour pity.
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel malt aroma, but with a slightly vegetal touch too. Raisiny malt flavour with a bitter, minerally finish. Lacks hop character. A beer of two halves - promising start, but unappetisinf finish.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle. Pours a dark, amber/brown hue with a rocky, off-white head.
Nose is malty with mild hops. Hints of dark fruit, such as prune.
A nice bitterness in the flavours, quite hoppy, balanced by a sweet, vanilla maltiness.
Very clean and refreshing. Would be good to have a few more!
TinyTim (25) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely balanced bitter, a bit over-priced for what it was, but still very enjoyable. Great malts.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a red-tinted brown with a think foamed off-white head. An unusual malt aroma, some molasses, but also piney, and a touch medicinal. A smooth malt palate, the bitterness is quite moderate and there isn’t a very strong hop presense. The malt is quite woody, with a sweetness that is again more medicinal than caramal. One of the better Green Man beers I’ve had, but nothing to get excited about.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Slightly hazy, dark amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma is standard Bitter fare with some caramel and some nuts. Medium body with light caramel and nut accents. The finish is dry without any greater hop presence. 270108
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 09/06. Brief notes - reasonable taste & flavors but a bit watery - no head. very clear with a straw/barnyard aroma.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
A fantastic English bitter from NZ (bought in Hokitika). Sweet, aromatic with delicious delicacy and flavor. A real find. Very low hoppage.
NZHomebrewer (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2007 does not count
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Got Bottle from Hallertau Brewpub in Riverhead. Bottle cooled to 10C. Head disappeard qucikly. First try: Thin almost watery. No malt, slightly bitter, low hop. After a while the ale warmed a bit and released a bit more maltiness and some caramel. Still not enough bitterness for my taste for a bitter. Quite a disappointment. I was hoping for more, especially with the Hallertau Hoppy beers still in mind.