Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle- Pours a clear golden color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing. Fairly mild aroma of grain with a bit of malt sweetness and just a trace of citrus Taste of some malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, fairly crisp, quite smooth and a bit refreshing. Decent lager that is non-offensive. Good session beer. Goes down easy on a hot day.
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle- I’m just updating my records. Great name, but a very boring beer, lacking in any flavours or aromas.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle in Brisbane. Another boring pale lager. Aromas of hay, and hints of citrus. Taste is sweet, and short-lived. Palate is thin and watery. Yellow, with no head.
ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
375ml bottle. Pours a clear, pallid yellow, with a tiny and rapidly fading white head, thus looking like just another dull pale lager. Looks can be deceiving, but in the case of this beer they are extremely accurate. This is just another dull pale lager. Weak grain notes on the nose, with some wet grass and cardboard. Metallic, stale hops lead into overly acidic lemon, before fading into a finish that is disturbingly reminiscent of a grease-soaked pizza box. Curses to whoever it was left two of these in my fridge - I’ve still got another one to go! As an additional note, whilst I am 100% certain that this is the same beer, my bottles were brewed in Vietnam, not Tasmania.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden colour, minimal carbonation and a thin white head. Slightly wheaty and metallic aroma. Rather empty flavour, a bit of wheat. Having said that, not completely unpleasant - just empty. Slight bitter after taste. If its a hot day, and this is whats available i’d drink it.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
bottle. mate of mine used to get this as it was so cheap, think it was exclusive to one chain. as others have said, you really do get what you pay for.
Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma: light apple with some lightly funky notes. Appearance: aussie lager yellow clear with a white head. Flavour: Typical watery aussie lager notes with pride of ringwood hops destroying any possibility of a decent brew. Overall don’t
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
375ml bottle. You get what you pay for - cheap and nasty. Poured clear and golden in colour with an average head of foam and average carbonation. Corn and malt aroma which was very bland. Dry and thin bodied with a slightly metallic taste. Nothing about this was nice. Did not expect much and I wasn’t disappointed.
thesimmos (13) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma 8 I love the smell of home brew
Appearance 3 I am drinking from a bottle and a fine looking bottle it is. I am sure it looks good inside my tummy also. :)
Flavor 7 It does taste a bit like XXXX I have figured and that aint too bad, along with it crossing towards a boags that hits the spot!
Palate 3 sweet at 1st, then with a nice XXXX ending.... as Borat would say... niiiice!
Overall impression 15 most people told me it would be crap, I was very suprised and must give it 75% for this category.
I rated this beer quite well based on the fact alot of people neglected to give it the credit it is worth for a 4% $25 case of beer.
It is fairly cidery, I like a boags, favorite is Boags Light. If you dont mind this as a similar but not exactly the same type of flavor you will enjoy it.
I guess most people like the VB or Carlton Draght or XXXX. If this is what you are looking for yes you will be disappointed.
It doesnt taste like a cheap beer.
I gave it an 8 for aroma based on the fact it smelt like a home brew, When I drink a cheap beer, I wanna feel cheap and what cheaper smell is there than home brew.
Seriously if you like a cascde/boags type beer then you wont mind this. Just dont expect the earth or you will be slagging it like others...
When I saw the name in the 1st Choice I had to crack a smile and say in my most ocker bogan voice, "STRUTH I wanna go Hammer N tongs!!!!"
Another thing it is brewed it says on the bottle in tassie, I think the beer is worth it based on the fact it has been made with water from tasmania...
I have drunk about 6 of them by now and a comment from my neighbour was while it is a bit like a boags it does have a XXXX gold after taste. I kinda have to agree with him. If anything it could be called a refined XXXX gold?
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2008
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle (375ml). Poured a dull gold with a average size, creamy, white head which was fully lasting. Aroma was of sweet cornish malts, honey and some damp bready notes. Flavor was darn right offensive! with loads of musky wet cardboard, sweet cornish malts and some sugar. Light bodied with medium carbonation, watery texture, watery mouthfeel and a short finish. Awful.