bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried on tap at JS Brewhouse Sydney. Passionfruit on the nose and in the taste followed with some lovely malr complexity. Good balance of hops and malt. Couldn’t really see why it was a "red" ale though.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Draught at the brewhouse (pint). Arrived a burnt red copper with a small, creamy, white head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of crystal malts, tart blackberries, cranberries and sweet toffee. Flavor was a moderate bitterness with tart blackberries, caramel, sweet malts (crystal), light toffee and a light metallic finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation, a watery texture, dry mouthfeel and an ok finish.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the BREWHOUSE in Melbourne. Clear amber color. No head, low carbonation. Citrus taste and a bit bitter. Overall nice
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting tray at brewpub . Slightly hazy apricot golden colour. Thick dense creamy head. Citrus & gooseberry aroma. Nice full flavours, well constructed. My favourite of those on show.
Dredd (681) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thoroughly enjoyable beer. Great aroma of Sauvin hops, reddish appearance with a thin head.
Malt flavours lean to a slight sweetness and some pleasant bitterness follows through with a hint of sourness perhaps?
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Melbourne location. Good hoppy ale. Copper sort of orange red colour with a thin white head. Floral/citrusy hop aroma. The taste is pleasantly bitter with a decent malt backbone. Not bad.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you walked in off the street and had one of these your opinion would be that this is a good beer with all the necessary qulalities that could compel you to have a session with it. If, however, this was a beer you had tried, after a Golden Ale or a Charlotte’s Gift, then the ratings would go down. Why? simply becasue it is hard to discern it from these other beers. There is a darker appearance but everything else from the floral hop aroma to the bitterness in the mouthfeel are pretty much the same. So therefore the rating has to be somewhat similar. A good beer but there seems to be a real problem with variety.
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
19 April 2004 - Low head retention, nice lacing, slight haziness, needs to be a little more red. Subtle malt aroma. Nice starting malt but lacks complexity.
motelpogo (6119) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i was the only patron in the brewhouse on a sunday afternoon and the bardude said this was the go. the highwayman held me up for about 10 minutes and took some of my loose change. sorry about that. murky amber, lemon rind and toffee aroma, some buttery malt presence with medium grapefruit bitterness but seeming to get more bitter with each sip. hopefully if the sydney franchise of jsbrewhouse ever get their arses into gear and get an actual brewing license so they can be an actual brewhouse, they will brew something like this
Choos (562) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didn't get much aroma from this brew (though I only had a half). Hazy red ale appearance. Hoppy & sour flavour. Requires another shot to make sure I am objective.