DuffMan (5791) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale golden, clear, medium head. Pretty boring. Sweet malt is really all you get for flavour (the same as all corn-adjunct, over-processed pale lagers on the market). I wouldn’t choose to drink it again if an alternative were available, but I wouldn’t turn it down if the beerfridge was empty on a Friday night. This is my standard review for all "two-star-or-less" piss. Surprising, given this is supposed to be from an "independent brewer"-- it doesn’t taste much different from the macro brewers lagers.
gulf690 (21) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. First one of these I tried was dead (flat, smelly). The replacement was a little (but not a lot) better (same place, so the whole episode might be doubtful). Darkish, unattractive colour with no head retention. Malty nose was interesting, but not to my liking. Had plenty of body, but an odd finish that alienated me to the beer. This (second) beer was was not faulty, just not very good.
crazyjoeda (6) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a nice refreshing beer. Its like Corona you need a lime to really injoy it.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little confused, as mine says Independent breweries Australia (Laverton, VIC), but none-the-less. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a Pils glass. A continuous island of bubbles floated atop a brilliant gold body. Very little aroma, bar some grain and a little bready yeast. Slightly better mouth feel than the Gold, but a little unbalanced. Sweet malt upfront, a little spiciness in the sugary- soapy mid palate, and bitterly dry swallow. All flavours were on the light side, but this wasn’t too bad a beer when comparing it too some of the Macro’s of Oz & NZ.
highlandlad (1394) - 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 (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.