MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured a muddy dark bronze with a large, fluffy off-white head which lasted amazingly. Aroma was that of piney, fruity hops with strong notes of grapefruit, passionfruit, apricots and some toffee malts. Flavor was also piney and similar to aroma with a mild hop bitterness, toffee malts, passionfruit, grapefruit with some resin in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation a dry piney mouthfeel, water texture and a good finish.
Jarmby (25) - Lilydale, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At times it seems to be a bit to yeasty ,which may be a freshness issue , however it is a decent ale
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Poured a hazy orange/copper with a big diminishing head. Floral fruity aroma. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavours are quite fruity - citrus+lychee? along with some earthier notes backed up with a good malty background, smoothes up to a quiet bitter finish. Not bad, verging on good - just seems to be lacking something.
DuffMan (5771) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought at the TCR in Launceston Tasmania. Very hoppy aroma-- citrus peel and resin. Champagne-like carbonation threatens to climb into your nose! Loads of hop character dominate here, with some pale malt bringing up the rear. The carbonaton and hop-driven profile give this a hard mouthfeel and a bitter finish.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
australian hotel beer festival 05. faintly hazy amber. aroma is all crystal malt, faint citric flavour and finish of crystal malt and gunk. pretty nasty
ChrisTurner (206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle -- Pours a very, very cloudy toffee colour with a large, thick off-white head and lots of little bubbles. Retention and lacing are good. Aroma has lots of fruit and honey, and is quite sweet. The initial taste has all that fruit and honey but it dies away quickly, leaving you more conscious of the soft, sudsy mouthfeel. A teensy touch of bitterness. Not a lot of aftertaste. It lacks oomph but itís soft, gentle and kinda friendly... :-)
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper with chill haze (but i donít mind) and perfect dense foam on top. vivid tropical fruit aroma - centennial/amarillo/whatever. in the mouth the main impression is malt though - fresh bready, biscuitty malt rolling out around the tongue. melanoidins rather than caramel. soft texture - perhaps too soft and blurry. finishes fruity and only just bitter enough. a well-made beer, subtle and fresh and balanced and natural-tasting and very drinkable. just needs a bit more of an edge perhaps - a bit too soft and muted at the moment.
scarecrow (1) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Is great from the tap(better than from the bottle), wonderful colour and flavour, very popular, once people buy it they keep coming back
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a lot to like about this Victorian pale ale and a little tinkering could make it a cracker. It poured a murky bottle-conditioned marmalade colour with a short but enduring lacy frill. Lovely fruity aroma of curacao, papaya and plum jam, with a slightly sour/acidic balsamic note and a hint of horse blanket. Itís lighter on the tongue than the aroma implies. Thereís a burst of juicy fruit - tangerines and passionfruit - but it falls away in the middle before a late wash of fruity acids and hop bitterness. I really like the soft bottle-condtioned carbonation - very English. A little more malt would give this some backbone in the mid-palate. At the moment it feels tasty but unbalanced. (330ml bottle from Purvis Cellars, Melbourne)
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 05/01/2005. 330ml bottle-conditioned, from Australia, courtesy of Jacqui.
Lovely pale orange gold, murky, with a small but very thick, and lasting,white collar of a head. Extremely lacey. Very unique and inviting aroma of honey, tea, golden plums and peach. From here, though, itís all downhill. A mostly watery flavour, with a vague touch of nutty sweetness, toffee, stonefruit astringency, plus a thin mouthfeel are redeemed, only slightly, by a nice fruity bitterness. Short and a tiny bit sour in the finish. Very softly carbonated, almost flat, which is nice. This is on the right track but needs a lot more malt in the mouth, before it could become a quite unique, and very good, beer.