Choos (615) - 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.
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.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at James Squire Brewhouse, Portland Hotel, Melbourne. Pours amber with a medium beige head. Tropical fruit and citrus, grassy hop notes. Medium bodied. Good hoppy bitterness right through to the finish with an underlying fruitiness to balance this out. I’m not sure what style they’re going for but it’s a pleasant beer and one of the better ones available here.
Mattburns (109) - USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewhouse. Really good. A deep red colour and a pretty think head. Flowery hoppy aroma. NIce in the mouth. sweet and a hoppy zing to the taste.
bluevegie (3057) - 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.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking beer with a creamy thin head; ’flat-white’ style. Attractive herbal green hop flavour, very restrained and well backed with classy (but mild) caramel malts. Perhaps a touch dilutive but seems well made. Marketed as a red ale which I guess is there or thereabouts.
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.
Dredd (696) - 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?
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.
vanvenlo (1249) - 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.