JoeCitizen (1) - - DEC 19, 2012 does not count
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ok when it first hits the taste buds but the PVC pipe glue after taste is a shocker
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this to be a rather nice pale ale. Nothing spectacular but a solid effort.
Bif (1023) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a hazy copper color with a huge head that fades slowly to lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, with a bit of pine, some malt sweetness and grain. Taste has a nice citrus bite with some caramel sweetness and a bit of grain and spice. Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down quite easy. Worth a try.
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hmmm, bad batch or bad day for rating as my notes are a little off key. A follow up re-rate may be in order but here goes....
Looks good to start off. A plume of white foam rises up out the glass by a good inch or so, held in place by a chaotic flurry of fine conditioning. A little yeast in on the pour to settle out a hazy, orange amber. Nose has hints of camphor and vineclippings, leavened dough, honey and burnt toast and an undeniable whiff of paint lacquer and solvent-like, fusel alcohols (what the…?). Sweet, toasted malt start but tangy and somewhat lactic towards the back becoming a confusing mix of grassy, camphorous and piney hops and tart and chemical yeast notes. Biting front end carbonation-wise wanes quickly to become a little awkward in mouthfeel. There is a lingering note of brioche that heightens as it warms somewhat overpowering the yeast nastiness. It is muddled to drink so my money’s on a dud sample. Odd as it seemed a fresh batch! (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
shmonal (1) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I’m not really sure whether I bought a really dodgy batch, but this was one of the worst tastes I have experienced.
The lees sediment is something like battery acid, so if you don’t invert the bottle before you pour, you may be able to leave some of the sediment in the bottle without being poisoned. If you mix it, it makes the whole brew taste awful. Even without that, there is very little body to the beer at all, as the yeast is chunky and doesn’t disperse to create any creaminess.
Sorry guys, but I bought a case of it and had to give it away - so somebody without a tongue.
KeefOz (471) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a cloudy golden amber colour with a four finger thick, off-white coloured, foamy head that took time to diminish. Moderate to high carbonation with quite a few bubble trails. Subtle aroma of malt. Taste initially faintly spicy (?ginger) on tongue followed by a lingering smooth bitterness. Light body. Short crisp, slightly bitter but smooth finish.
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing about this beer stood out in my memory at all. I can barely remember it and I only drank it last night. Standard pale ale. good not great.
jdpeebs (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden honey colour. A reasonable pale ale. A nice hop bitterness finish.
LesArgen (131) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unlike most reviewers, I found the nose to be very earthy - overwhelmingly so. There’s some late caramel and some mild floral notes. It’s much more palatable in the mouth with some nice hops and citrus, but it’s quite short and quite thin. It’s certainly pleasant enough as a Summer beer, but only if I hold my nose.
Sevenlee (884) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is fruit such as grapefruit and lightly hoppy. Taste is also fruity and citrus leading to a moderate bitter finish. Not bad, not great.