bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a deep golden with only the lightest of hazing. Smallish white head. Nice looking beer. Aromas of super sweet honey, liquorice and aniseed. Nice. Flavours are quite sweet and perhaps a little cloying. Only the spices to provide a little balance. Medium to thin mouthfeel
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this beer on tap at the Union Hotel in Newtown. Dark honey in colour with little to no head. Strong spice aromas and flavours. A good beer, but you couldn’t drink too much as the spices would get to you after a while.
Davros (2545) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a small head.
Lots of spices in the aroma. I’d take a guess at some combination of cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg and coriander. Very potent. Also a lime-like citrus note in there. Peppery.
Light flavours, but with the same spicy dominating in the aroma. Once you get over the initial assault of spices it’s quite enjoyable.
Carbonation seems full on, while the body feels a little watery.
Not as traditional as I was expecting, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. This is one unusual beer. Golden body with no head and an almost non existent aroma until it warms and a few spices come out - cinnamon, aniseed, grass, coriander. Spices are everywhere but not at all overwhelming. Sweetness comes into play nicely. It can at some points get a little cloying but it isn’t too bad. Very easy drinking and worth a shot
Stew41 (1855) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Holgate. Very interesting - a golden spicy ale with plenty of sweet notes and some quite complex herb treatment. Spice, cinnamon, aniseed and fennel flow through. Does lack some obvious ’malt and hops’ but the spice component is genuinely unique. The sweetness does get a little blocky but otherwise a good beer.