bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with fluffy cream coloured head. Odd, but I found the aromas very sudued. A little biscuity malt and only the feintest hint of citrus hops. Flavours are not overly sweet but there is some light caramel there. Finish is quite bitter and very resiny. Seems very out of place given the aroma but perhaps the bottle was a little old.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly clear golden orange body, citrus notes on the aroma, good bitterness in the taste, a little resiny, the rye doesn’t standout much but drinkable.
maneliquor (2247) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cloudy honey orange with a big fluffy white head. Head stays for the remainder and leaves some ok lacing. Nose is quite simple. Citrus and light honey malts on the nose. Pretty much the same in the taste, the over carbonation cuts out a fair bit of flavour. Excess carbonation might be a problem in the bottles I’ve had so far. Re-rate bottle thanks to Owen. Much better this time round. Very clean and sessionable with a slightly sweet lingering bitterness. Nice
blackbock (106) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on tap at the cellar) Tim poured me one of these after sampling four other of his beers so my recollection may not be as good as it could have, but here goes... Lovely foamy head on this one, pungent citra and chinook flavours, especially bitter grapefruit. At 70 IBUs this isn;t quite the extreme RyePA I was expecting (25% rye grist)
I did feel the body wasn’t quite right for a beer of this nature, possibly a little light-on! Overall it was well made but not quite as I’d hoped.
I bought a 4-pack of the Pale instead.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy gold body and a large dense white head. Aroma:taste- strong citrus, tropical fruits, musk sticks with a sweetish honey-nectarlike body developing into a significant long bitter finish. Medium to light bodied.