Ungstrup (34226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, brewing cereal, and metallic hops, leading to a bitter finish.
gnoff (9548) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33 cl from bottle shop at Macquarie Hotel, Sydney, on July 16, 2013.
Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, malty, sugary, some cream taste. Medium to medium thin mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
So Toohey’s starts it all with "Extra Dry", then Hahn (not to be outdone) comes along with this "SuperDry" stuff, and now Toohey’s has come back with "Extra Dry PLATINUM" no less. All in the name of delivering as little flavour as possible in the beer! The whole idea is ridiculous. Well, they’ve succeeded here.
mkel07 (5098) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sparkling yellow colour with absolutely no head at all. Taste was average- light bitterness with a moderate sweetness. Medium dry body.
Alengrin (4451) - BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another Australian dry lager, claiming to be 99.9% free of sugar - looking forward to this... Anyway, thanks Maxime for this bottle, interesting to compare with Carlton’s Pure Blonde. Thin, snow white, loose and coarse but regularly shaped, dissolving head leaving a whole patchwork of thin white foam on top of the liquid, which in itself has a cristal clear, pure golden robe with the same amount of sparkling as the Pure Blonde. Aroma is just a little bit stronger: dry breakfast cereals and old bird seed, hint of polenta or cornbread, iron, vague whiffs of industrial apple juice, flowers and wet paper. Neutral onset, minerally with softly souring carbo tingling a bit initially and certainly more pronounced than in the Pure Blonde, more grainy and sugar corn-like sweetishness underneath but still very subdued even in comparison with standard pale lager, thin and watery body, bit metallic. Not much more happens after that, but there is a very weak floral hoppy accent all the way at the back, with only the faintest suggestion of bitterness; admittedly, and like in the Pure Blonde, some very late bitterness does appear after swallowing. The initial sourishness, however soft, lingers a bit as well. Though still thin, this one has a bit more body than the Pure Blonde, to the same extent as an average industrial pale lager I would say; there is a bit more aroma and flavour to it as well, though in all, it too remains very subdued and very neutral. Let’s say this comes closer to the macro pale lager standard than the Pure Blonde, which comes across as a seriously watered down version of it. In comparing the two, this one is clearly the winner, but I cannot wait to move on to an actual craft beer now...
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Thin head gold pour weak carbonation.Aroma,is that malt.Flavour yes malt mixed with all the water,what a terrible beer,watery tasteless and krap.
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2011
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It’s definitely dry. Not much else. Boring but surprisingly not as bad as you would think
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fairly good, clear golden coloured body with an average white head. Saaz hops on the nose. Fairly bland taste, bit like a pilsener dumbed down a bit, easy to drink cos there is not a great deal to it.
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Ahahaha, I’ve been waiting to try this one for reasons unknown. Was it the satisfying allure of the ridiculous labelling that beats the Pure blonde at it’s own game, or the pithy ’SuperDry’ name as opposed to the feebler ’Extra Dry’ of Toohey’s fame. Its atleast packaged in brown bottles, but claims of no preservatives and additives would be hard to swallow, would it be just like this beer? Let’s find out:-
Exotic aroma of ’nothing at all’ greets the nostrils from the bottle. Head was impressive, albeit certainly artificial. Big, loose, cloud of white rose a good half-inch from the stein aided by the massive flurry of carbonation. Body a thinly looking, palest gold. There is a little ’Play-doh™’ in the nose now, and I see a light showing of what Highlandlad describes as tropical fruit icy poles, the cheap variety atleast. Oooh, hold on... the first mouthful had flavour, unexpected. It is watery to be polite, sourdough and filing paper make up most of the palate. Light zingy flavour of castor sugar and white bread upfront. It tickles the tip of the tongue, I suppose to block the connoisseur from truly judging the taste. Tonic water swallow without the carbonation, in fact this is very lightly carbonated which results in it muddying up the palate instead of cleaning it. Hops..., anyone???? Disappears into an appreciably chemical swallow with little to no flavour in the aftertaste. I won’t use woeful to describe it, maybe questionable, sad, or pitiful marketing angle playing at Australia’s obsession with eliminating all things high in carbs. But at the expense of flavour, I’d rather be overweight and jolly than thin and reduced to drinking this. That’s another beer over and out the way. A fad we need desperately to erase. (33cL, 17/06/07, The Beer Store Morley)
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2010
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours pale gold with a large head that quickly fades into a scum-like layer.
Nose shows loads of sweet vegetal and rice notes, with some faint spicy hops in the background, followed later by some clean malt.
Very little in the way of flavours, there’s some cardboardy cereal malt before a short-lived bitterness kicks in.
Carbonation is too high.