damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pleasant pilsner. true to style, nice saaz mellow flavour and aroma. All malt - U bet, how else are U suppose to make beer; obviously the majority of brewers in the world think you can add suger and make money, yes they can but it tastes like crap. Hey Carlton only uses around 30% malt, rest is sucrose and rice for all their beers; and plus they throw in hop extract to bitter the beer after the fermentation. What a joke (Oh no I sound like I'm whinging) Ok back the Chuck's beer (C Hahn). Nice, beautiful, great Aussie (Real) beer!
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear yellow with lots of carbonation. Bubbly white medium head with good retention.
Mellow floral hop aroma with hints of spice. Well balanced light malt taste that comes through to a lovely bitter spice. Suprisingly smooth considering how light it is. You can tell its all malt no corn.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy hop aroma with floral notes. It has rounded hop bitterness, especially in the finish, and this is balanced by the malt characteristics that grow from the light body.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, I seemed to like this fans and airconditioners. Saaz is perfectly attended to. Yes, I see dubs, better than Urquell...?...
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now i must admit I have been quite harsh towards Lion Nathan but this is quite a great beer, I enjoy all the Malt Shovel brews....They do have a habit of giving me a headache while drinking them, might be quite a high sugar content.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My favourite of the James Squire stable with the possible exception of the India Pale Ale. A nice, easy drinking pilsener, but still maintaining that JS tang that annoys me a little.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Impressive! Loved the taste, great body, easy on the palate.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When is a pils not a pils ? - maybe when it’s a JS pils. This is a beer with real taste and flavour compared to nearly every other of the 42 pils I have rated so far. In fact if this is a pils, then I will have to change my mid about pils as a style. Pours a very faintly hazy glorious medium-deep gold with a large size, medium lasting creamy white head and generates some lace as well. Floral honey malt fruity nectar and a very faint touch of yeast and soap aroma. Decent chewy meaty body with a nicely balanced bitter sweet palate. Flavours are predominantly fruity floral nectar but there is plenty of hop bitterness and a nice spicey tang there as well with all lasting long and well into the finish and aftertaste. This one has just become my favourite Aussie beer.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good head, it lasted to the end. a bitter bite, and flavoursome. i like my beer paler in colour though.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet honeyed aroma. Malty start with a touch of nuttiness but too bitter for me at the end. Has the same kind of unsophisticated bitterness as many standard Australian lagers & isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.