highlandlad (1375) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
German-style ’premium lager’ made in New Zealand from imported malts and hops. About the only thing to be said in its favour is it’s cheaper than the imports it mimics. It poured a bright gold colour with a thin blink-and-you-miss-it head. Some peculiar peachy notes in the hoppy aroma. It has a thin malty body and a wispy bitter finish. The middle is dominated by sweet malts. It would make a passable session lager I suppose but you can do far better in NZ. (Bottle)
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber colour. Somewhat soapy aroma with a little grassy, perfumey hop. Moderate body. Sweet and slightly peachy, perfumey. Soft, sweet finish. Good example of style.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear gold colour with long lasting pale head. dank, musty almost skunky nose. bubbly fruity type taste that reminds me of Corona. maybe I should have added a lime to improve the taste.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yellow body with a decent size white head. Weird smell, skunky. Tastes like a lot of lagers that come in the green bottle. Thin and little flavour.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden yellow colour with a healthy amount of head. Slightly arcid smell and aftertaste. Not a bad beer, but not one that I’d buy again. Reminded me a lot of Carlsberg Black.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 330 ml green bottle labelled Bushman’s Premium Lager. Golden colour with a mostly diminishing frothy white head. Honey, grassy, and caramel aroma. Must have got this one before the light got to it, but it didn’t help much. Dry, bland wheaty flavour and not much else. Light bodied, watery, and thin.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I suspect the brewer of this nasty piece of work was influenced heavily by heinekin. Unfortunately too sweet , not a pleasant flavour, light and artificial tasting. Dissapointed.
WYSIWYG (20) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2004
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Slight head, but not lasting. The smell - I found almost cidery, but the taste lets it down badly. A nastily bitter aftertaste, too.
vanvenlo (916) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
14 May 2004 - Medium golden clear colour, no head ans some soap suds lacing. Some malt and fruit aroma, slight hop finish, short taste, really watery, plain taste, low malt and stuff all bitterness.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2004
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Looks great - gold colour with very good head retention and lacing. Slight skunking with a sharp yeasty aroma - not too pleasant. Some malt flavour in there but a very tinny (but faint) bitterness. A bit too fizzy. Gave me a bit of a headache.