shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - 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.
StevieT (740) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours clear amber, thin head, fruity hop aroma and flavours, very nice.
Simmo (24) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful aroma of citrus, banana and something floral/sweet that is difficult to place. Pours clear amber with a frothy white head that thins but remains. Full bodied with a creamy texture and average carbonation. Light sweet and medium bitter taste with complex flavours of hops coming through. Overall a great drop that I highly recommend. I’m glad to live not far from the brewery and am looking forward to trying more of their beers.
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus aroma. Clear golden colour with poor head. Nice malt hit with a smooth but bitter finish. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.
ShaneJ (581) - 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 (403) - 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 (19) - 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 (1108) - 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 (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 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. The malt is a little light and the beer consequently tastes thin. Not their best effort, but very drinkable
vinhol (310) - 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