pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap albion: Quite boring really. Donít really see anything different or enticing in this beer. Well and truly over hopped with galaxy which detracts from other subtle elements in beer
hawthorne00 (2481) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy light amber with a large white head that sticks around. Heaps of rye bread in the aroma with confronting tropical notes - lychee, passionfruit and custard apple. Taste is bready and sharply peppery with a fair whack of bitterness. Light-bodied. Very dry and peppery finish. The fruit aromas are not enticing and then mostly go missing in the mouth. Quite interesting but didnít much care for it.
Davros (1994) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours hazy amber with a growing head.
Nose shows doughy and fruity (almost cider-like, not hop-like) notes from the yeast and also some wheat. Not particularly interesting or enticing.
Flavour arenít much of an improvement, although the rye certainly becomes apparent as a bold spicy character. The fruity cidery notes remain, not particularly pleasant, and it finishes slightly metallic with very little malt to smooth things out.
Starting to lose faith with this brewery, every now and again you get a great bottle, but itís anything but consistent.