MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, courtesy of Fajry. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is honey, floral, sweet. Taste of caramel, grapes, overcarbonated, honey, sweet.
XXXX (2) - Mordialloc, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasting with a cold, but enjoyed the beer (will give it another shot without a cold!)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
M_Sack (365) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This used to be their best beer before the huge sell out and when there wasn't much else on the market to compare. The porter has taken it over. It looks good with a clear caramel complexion and light tan frothy head. Very subdued malt aromas. Pleasant malt flavours and a touch of gentle citrus flower on the end of the palate. Simple beer for knocking back straight out of the bottle and not thinking too much about it.
gnoff (7756) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at James Squire Brewhouse at the Portland Hotel, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Clear copper to amber color, yellow head. Malty, sweet, bitter taste. Grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.
GoufCustom (795) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
345 ml bottle bought at TASTE in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong.
Clear deep amber red colour; Very thin head and soapy off-white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Aroma of dark malt, ale malt, light grapefruit, caramel, toffee,
molasses, biscuits, and very light straw; Fairly light sweet taste of light dark malt, with bread, dry biscuits, non-sweet caramel, faint citrus, and very light grass; Light body, thin to watery palate; Mouth feel is straight forward thin dark malt, very biscuity and dry with residual caramel and toffee taste without sweetness; Hoppiness - nose, taste and bitterness -are very mute if at all, for a very undemanding hollow finish; Quite dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one has good looks, good nose, thin body, not much taste nor hoppiness. Very easy and straight forward. No foul and no detour. An undemanding light summer refreshment. Not bad.
Rob_D_UK (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured with rich, creamy head. Light bodied, malt sweet and clean with rather low bitterness.
BDD89 (12) - young, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear amber colour. Familiar aroma reminding me of some more standard pub beers. Sweet malty, slightly roasty taste. Slightly hoppy.
CH-303 (1382) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Light brown, clear. Bubbles, good amount of light tan head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel.
Taste: Sweet malt, some fruits. Nice.
Info: 345ml bottle, 3/6-2013, 235/500
alang51 (36) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Portland hotel, Melbourne. Reasonable head which lasted through. Copper colour, mild carbonation. An inkling of hops to offset mostly malty taste.
Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: A nice and deep red-amber colour. Reasonable amount of white head (2 cm) which disappears a little too fast. Small amount of lacing down the glass.
Aroma: Subdued caramel, toffee, and malt. Not a lot here to write about, as each time I have tried this beer it has had a literal lack of smell.
Taste: Malt and toffee, a little bit of zest and fruit. Enough bitters to balance the malt, but still on the mild side.
Mouthfeel: A bit too carbonated, as it detracts a bit from the flavours, but otherwise acceptable.
Drinkability: Quite easy to drink, and one that I could (and do) have regularly. That being said, it’s not a beer to savour or to think too much about. It’s a nice BBQ lunch beer, where your mind is on other things.