Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
good maltiness in the mouth and good hoppy flavour and aroma, a not so terrible pilsner copy.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold, long lasting white head. Skunky, musty nose.Taste is bland except for a slight skunkiness, due to green bottle?
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
What do they mean by Australia's original beer? Poor quality lager from a no-name brewer
Earlier Rating: 8/25/2003 Total Score: 1.5
Looks like this stuff is the Kiwi's answer to our generic Germans. It is really a nonentity, all of the hallmarks of a good beer description could be used with the words 'no' or 'not' in front of them. Interesting to see that our only Anzac from across the ditch lives in an interesting place. It seems it is asking a question- Why puke you're Aussie. The answer is coz I'm drunkin thus.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I was on a german beer high when I first tasted this, i bought this and holsten thinking they were both german. Needless to say that after holsten this didnt taste so good, end of story. cheers
Muggus (193) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A suprising beer indeed. I didn't expect much for a lager cheaper than VB and New for a case, and I actually thought it was European at first. I was played a fool.
Very sweet and easy. Smells a bit strange and leaves quite bad after taste in your mouth after way to many, but it was worth it at the end of the day. Certainly beats drinking New or VB!
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Just tried so hard to be german but never made it. Cloudy appearance and strange chemical taste, if you want a german lager go and buy a real one not this crap.
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2003
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2003 Quite possibly the worst imitation of german beer i have ever encountered.
StewartM (2) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very malty lager that was a pleasure to drink, can't go wrong with the price either.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Average lager. Musty lager aroma. Pours golden yellow, foamy head. Overall flat and lifeless taste. Watery and lacking crispness in the finish. It joins Victoria Bitter as another Australian beer to avoid.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Someone thought calling a beer a double vowelled scandanavian sounding would be cool and profitable. Far from the truth. This is bland and weak, with a spongy hoppy taste that is better suited cleaning sink drains than ones thirsty throat. Take it back across the Tasman...pulease!