alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, - SEP 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Many of my friends have raved about this, so had to try it. Poured copper red with hardly any head at all. Mild to weak aroma of toasted malt and yeasty bread, with a touch of floral hops underneath. Earthy flavour of burnt toffeeat first, followed by some nice malty sweetness, with the same touch of flowers hiding underneath and some rusty bitterness and a touch of spice. The rusty bitterness comes in strong on the finish, along with the aforementioned burnt toffee and some citric acidity. Lots of different and good flavours, but very erratic, needs the flavours to blend more or less flavours in the pot. Good but still overrated, could be really special with some tweaking.
sm89walt (1758) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Caramel, toffee, ripe mid-fruits, biscuity and bready malts with a subtle grassy, pithy hop bite. A solid, malt-forward effort but has a little too much emphasis on sweetness that borders on a pasteurised character. Medium in body with medium carbonation and fine length bittersweetness in the finish.
ychvirus (19) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe best beer that I had in Australia. I tried over 10 beer but this is the lowest citrus aroma in this country.
Muggus69 (1204) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
345mL bottle BB 4/9/14
Had many, many of these over the years, just never got around to reviewing it!
Pale amber beer, decent clarity, creamy off-white head.
Somewhat restrained aroma; nutty, biscuity, toffee crystal malts dominant, some earthy hop character in there.
Medium bodied, decent carbonation, dry overall.
Delivers a palate with a good balance of nutty, toffee crystal malt sweetness and earthy hop character & moderate bitterness.
A very drinkable Amber, it must be said.
Westkyoto77 (526) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Alfredo’s Pizza, Fortitude Valley. Dark brown, with a thick fuzzy head. Nose of stinky fruit and brown sugar, little hop tickle. Medium body, slightly sticky. Taste was a bit stale and unbalanced, but there were some decent malt, molasses and prune flavours in there trying to get out. Worth and other chance maybe.
Penguin01 (2) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doesn’t come any better than this.
Has great taste and palate, why go back to the boring mainstream beers when you can this this most places? Costs a touch more, but well and truly worth it.
StevieT (610) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Much better than I had expected, well balanced and smooth. It’s a good option at most bars.
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice honey aroma with hints of caramel. Dark brown colour with reasonable head. Malty caramel flavor with nice finish. Light body with medium carbonation.
mattjh (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice Amber ale. Has a nice caramel citrus aroma, amber orange colour as an amber ale should be. Very nice taste, mild caramel toffee flavours. Id rate this as one of the better beers in the squires range. If not one of the best i’ve had in that range.
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Amber, white head. Nose is metal and bread, flavour is like crunching down on the coin in a casilopita, wtf is this... it doesn’t expire until November so it’s not particularly old. Even my macro-drinking wife couldn’t handle it. I’m convinced they bottled a bad batch.
culchiem (2543) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clean amber with a thin head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Flavour is sticky nut, malty with a taste of booze. Plum finish.