ShaneJ (493) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Plonk (Dec 2014). Pale amber/gold, white head, citrus, passionfruit, melon, Anzac biscuits, caramel, nice refreshing beer, medium bitterness, light-medium body, bitter finish. Nice,
M_Sack (352) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orangey hue with white head. Citrus flower and fruit dominate the aroma. Subtle citrus, summer fruit and hints of caramel. Enjoyable APA.
crozdog (18) - Ascot Vale, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong and hoppy nose... not surprising given there are Aussie, NZ and US hops stuffed in this brew. Nose is distinctly different to how it tastes. Never really knew what people meant when they described the taste as ’biscuity’... this is ’biscuity’. Do I like it? Not sure. Drank it after having a Founders Pale Ale, which was a superior brew.
pjw (5) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus aromas, fresh tasting. Pale copper colour. Bottle from first choice liquor. Nice.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating #980 - February 15, 2014 - $0.25 CAD for a 473ml Bottle from Depot (no doubt a clearance for some ancient product - also unsure if this complies with AGLC reg.) Clear amber pour, deep copper/red with a weak tan head, little retention. Aroma was nutty, and sweet malts. Taste was very grainy and bland. Not extremely hoppy at all, a lot of malt and grain in the taste, but fairly smooth on the finish. A barely drinkable ale, with nothing that stands out up front or in the finish.
mattyhennessy (272) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with a foamy white head that doesn’t hold. Malt flavour comes with some wheat notes that come in stages. Caramel and pine.The hop finish is distinctive. But the flavours do not compliment each other like most holgate beers do. Not their best effort, but very drinkable
vinhol (250) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mil bottle from the public brewery Croydon aroma is citrus hops golden in colour taste is hoppy citrus and refreshing
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer but wouldn’t get it again. It’s not really my type of thing even though I like most Holgate beers.
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice copper color with a white, medium head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is a little more on the sweeter side for the style. Caramel from the malt, orange and a little bit of pine from the hops. Taste is sweet upfront but quickly overtaken by the hops. Flavors are caramel or toffee, with a crisp citrusy finish. Medium mouthfeel with a fizzy body, and a nice dry lingering finish. good stuff
JesseMartineau (74) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy Amber, minimal head. Tastes a bit sweet, berries maybe a hint of citrus, I quite like this!